Root zone temperature

Charles Goldwasser Uncategorized

Environmental control has long been an integral part of maximizing yields in high value crops. Studies have shown that regulating root temperature can ameliorate the effects of sub-optimal air temperatures, increase water transport from the rhizosphere to the leaves, increase stomatal conductance, and increase the dry shoot weight, leaf area, and fruit development.  These benefits alone warrant looking at root …

Nitrogen to Potassium Ratio Effects on Flowering Plants

Charles Goldwasser Standard

  Many factors affect the shape, branching pattern, quantity and size of blooms on flowering plants.  One major factor is the ratios of minerals available to the root zone of the plant. Nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium must be available in sufficient quantities to provide the basic building blocks for plant tissue. For many flowering plants the ratio of nitrogen to …