Trough Sub-Irrigation Versus Traditional Overhead Watering

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1994: $2,712.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1994
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: flowers


  • Farm Business Management: economic/marketing

    Proposal summary:

    I want to install a trough sub-irrigation for potted flowering plants and directly compare overhead watering to sub-irrigation. Over a two year period we will do a cost comparison, keep track of water usage, man hours needed for watering, amount of fertilizer used, amount of fungicide and loss of plants due to root rot.

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