Authors as Published

James S. Owen Jr., Nursery Crop Extension Specialist, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and Assistant Professor, Horticulture, Virginia Tech; Anthony V. LeBude, Nursery Crop Extension Specialist, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, and Associate Professor, Horticulture Science, North Carolina State University; Matthew Chappell, Nursery Crop Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, Horticulture, University of Georgia; Tyler Hoskins, Land Use, Conservation, and Natural Resource Manager, Carlton Plants LLC

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Container-grown plants are constrained with regard to root growth, and are affected by factors including container size, substrate, weather, nutrition, and irrigation. Typical soilless substrates will hold less plant-available water than a typical field soil, making water management a critical component of any container-grown plant production system. A well-designed and managed irrigation system, which works in concert with the aforementioned factors, can provide the necessary quantity of water to support plant growth in an efficient manner.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

September 23, 2016