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Growing media for ornamental plants and turf

Author: K A Handreck; N D Black
Publisher: Randwick, NSW, Australia : University of New South Wales Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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A guide to the production and management of growing media, this book is a useful reference tool for practising horticulturists, nursery people, landscape architects, turfgrass managers and serious  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Handreck, K.A. (Kevin A.), 1938-
Growing media for ornamental plants and turf.
Randwick, NSW, Australia : University of New South Wales Press, 1994
(OCoLC)688653348
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K A Handreck; N D Black
ISBN: 0868403334 9780868403335
OCLC Number: 29947294
Description: viii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
1. Plants: needs for good growth --
2. The basics --
3. Texture and particle size --
4. Some simple chemistry --
5. Organic matter: the vital components --
6. Problems with organic materials --
7. Clay and humus: soil colloids --
8. Structure and pore space --
9. Growing media andw ater --
10. Supplying air to roots --
11. pH --
12. Composting --
13. Choosing materials for potting mixes --
14. Plant nutrients --
15. Fertilizers --
16. Fertilizer practice in nurseries --
17. Foundations for good turf --
18. Turf plants --
19. Managing turf soils --
20. Fertilizing turf --
21. Salinity: a growing problem --
22. Watering: when and how much --
23. Irrigation overview --
24. Drainage --
25. Life in growing media --
26. Soil-borne diseases in nurseries --
27. Nutrient solution as a medium: hydroponics --
28. Temperature --
29. Soils and landscape --
30. Containers --
31. From nursery to landscape --
32. Collecting samples for analysis --
33. Simple tests.
Responsibility: Kevin A. Handreck, Neil D. Black.

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