- Additional Plants: ornamentals
- Crop Production: organic fertilizers, application rate management
- Education and Training: farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
- Soil Management: soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
Recent studies have reviewed the use of slow release/controlled release fertilizers in nursery container production and the additional problems of run off, release rates, self reminders, etc. we would like to compare growth rates and crop saleability for natural, organic slow release vs. conventional controlled release fertilizers. In the studies which I have read, no one actually used any natural organic fertilizers. We would like to compare these two fertilizer systems on these commonly grown nursery crops: little princess, blue rug juniper and dwarf, and burning bush.