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dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Wesley Keith
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T16:24:18Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T16:24:18Z
dc.date.issued2009-05
dc.identifier.otherjenkins_wesley_k_200905_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/jenkins_wesley_k_200905_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25496
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to evaluate bat guano, blood meal, broiler litter, and feather meal as fertilizers for organic transplant production of broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, basil, tomato, and watermelon transplants. The results indicated the four organic fertilizers evaluated can produce quality transplants at a total of 4000 mg N/ kg medium and compared well to an inorganic fertilizer (200 mg N/ L weekly). Broiler litter raised the media pH. Bat guano and broiler litter had larger amounts of dissolved salts than the other organic fertilizers. Blood meal and feather meal had larger seedling mortality than the rest of the fertilizers for most species. Bat guano, blood meal, broiler litter, and feather meal are acceptable organic fertilizers but depending on the concentration they may increase the pH or the concentration of salts in the substrate to levels that may be deleterious to the transplants.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectOrganic vegetable transplants, Feather meal, Blood meal, Bat guano, Broiler litter
dc.titleEvaluation of four organic fertilizers for vegetable and herb transplant production
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentHorticulture
dc.description.majorHorticulture
dc.description.advisorJuan C Diaz-Perez
dc.description.committeeJuan C Diaz-Perez
dc.description.committeeHarry H Schomberg
dc.description.committeeDavid Knauft


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