Navigation Links
New information provides sustainable options for greenhouse operations
Date:4/4/2011

e hull containers had the lowest rates of water loss per unit of container surface area, while peat, Fertil, and rice straw containers had the highest rates of water loss per unit of container surface area", the researchers noted. They recommended that in locations where water use or availability is a major consideration, biocontainers such as OP47 or rice hulls may be preferred to other biocontainers that have a higher water usage requirement.

The researchers also tested "plantable" biocontainer decomposition under field conditions in greenhouses in Louisiana and Pennsylvania. Plants were grown for 5 weeks in Louisiana and 7 weeks in Pennsylvania; results showed that coconut fiber containers had the lowest level of decomposition at 4% and 1.5% in Pennsylvania and Louisiana, respectively.

The authors remarked that results related to container wet strength and water requirements were the most significant findings in their research. "Because the differences in physical properties of biocontainers compared with plastic containers were specific for each type of biocontainer, greenhouse managers will need to decide which of the physical properties are most important and select biocontainers with physical properties that best match their needs."


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael W. Neff
mwneff@ashs.org
703-836-4606
American Society for Horticultural Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Can genetic information be controlled by light?
2. TGen spin-off MedTrust Online enables cancer doctors to quickly obtain best-available information
3. SAIC Awarded $37 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Program Executive Office - Enterprise Information Systems
4. Loggerhead release to provide vital information to scientific community
5. Neuroinformatics special issue spotlights the Neuroscience Information Framework
6. CSHL scientists discover a new way in which epigenetic information is inherited
7. Stevens receives $25,000 grant from the Engineering Information Foundation
8. Sea bed provides information about present climatic change
9. Census of Marine Life and ocean in Google Earth bring ocean information to life
10. QSGI Integrates Fujitsu Mag EraSURE Data Degausser into its Suite of Information Technology Security Services
11. ID Analytics Appoints Chief Information Officer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... is available in German . ... the protection money demanded of him, he can expect his ... however, as fear of the consequences is enough to make ... parasitic birds, which lay their eggs in other birds, nests. ... brood parasites take their revenge by destroying the entire nest. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... the Amazon help create tinderbox conditions for wildfires ... forest loss during drought years, according to a ... in the Amazon could reach a "tipping point" ... to large-scale loss of trees, making recovery more ... Penn State. , "We documented one of the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... are implicated in many serious conditions such as heart ... target for drug therapies. Unfortunately, there is still much ... research provides fresh and unexpected insight into the structure ... - β-subunit molecules - which are responsible for ,fine-tuning, ... in the most recent edition of the Journal ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fear of the cuckoo mafia 2Fear of the cuckoo mafia 3Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality 2Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality 3Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed 2
... CORVALLIS, Ore. - Penguins that died 44,000 years ago ... challenge the accuracy of traditional genetic aging measurements, and ... of many specimens by 200 to 600 percent. ... DNA testing to be 100,000 years old may actually ...
... The war between the sexes has been fought on ... the animal kingdom is replete with species involved in ... Eppley and colleagues at Portland State University published in ... Botany ( www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/full/96/11/1967 ) demonstrates that certain plants, ...
... in Spanish . , Figures are impressive and, ... century: according to data from the United Nations through the UN.GIFT ... 161 countries are reported to be affected by human trafficking by ... victims are between 18 and 24 years of age but an ...
Cached Biology News:Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating techniques 2In the war between the sexes, the one with the closest fungal relationship wins 2Geneticists coordinate action to fight against traffic in human beings 2Geneticists coordinate action to fight against traffic in human beings 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... The Microcompetition with Foreign DNA theory explains how latent ... viruses is the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), and one of ... a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys the body’s joints. As ... have high concentrations of EBV DNA in their bodies (1). ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 2013 was ... Scottsdale’s Brain State Technologies®. They saw continued independent research ... Center who were awarded a $1 million grant from ... in “Brain and Behavior” a peer reviewed journal, Amy ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... AudioNotch is the internet's leading provider of ... of tinnitus. Patients listen to sound therapy that is ... of weeks to months, their tinnitus volume decreases. , AudioNotch ... Music and Notched White Noise. Now, AudioNotch is pleased to ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 , Time: 6 ... Almshouse Road, Warrington, Pa. , Details: The Hepatitis ... finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality ... Crystal Ball on Friday, April 11 at Warrington Country Club ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2
... , LUMBY, BC, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - avVaa ... a global biotechnology company, manufacturer and distributor of ... products, announced the engagement of Koeppel Direct to ... Campbell-Farley, President/COO of avVaa World Health Care is ...
... July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, ... enrolment has been completed in the Phase II component ... with paclitaxel/carboplatin for patients with advanced cancers. The principal ... The Institute of Cancer Research, London, England, and Dr. ...
... analysis technique that identifies and removes systematic bias, ... lead to more precise and reliable measurement of ... applications. Known as sequential profile adjustment by ... amount of experimental data required to make conclusions, ...
Cached Biology Technology:avVaa World Health Care Products, Inc. Announces Engagement of Koeppel Direct for their DRTV-Direct Response Television Media Buying Campaign 2Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Completes Patient Enrolment in U.K. Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Head and Neck Cancer Trial 2New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data 2New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data 3New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data 4