This session focuses on managing environmental conditions and systems to optimize germination and seedling development so that you can produce high quality transplants. Christof will emphasize methods and tools to reduce labor and improve your bottom line. Starting with a discussion of the pros and cons of growing your own seedlings or buying them, he will examine how to use propagation structures that create ideal growing conditions—from sowing and development, to hardening off and holding. The session will also cover soil media options, sowing methods, the role of supplemental fertility, the value of uniform containers, and the use of efficient watering strategies to grow strong seedlings that thrive in the field and improve farm productivity.
Soil, Production, Crops, Regulations
G | 8:30 am
UC Santa Cruz, CASFS