Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Greenhouse, Nursery, and Landscape - Great Publication With Conversion Tables

The University of Georgia Extension has a great publication with conversion tables for horticultural applications. The following is more information and a link.

Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use

By, Bodie V. Pennisi, Gary L. Wade, Melvin P. Garber, Paul A. Thomas and James T. Midcap, Horticulture Department, University of Georgia

Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations often are made on a pounds-per-acre or tons-per-acre basis for field production. However, greenhouse and nursery operators, landscape professionals and orchardists often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet or square feet per tree or per pot. Pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons often are the common units of measure. Metric units of measure can further complicate conversion. This publication is designed to help growers make these calculations and conversions and to provide other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises. A number of formulas for calculating fertilizer application rates on a parts-per-million basis are given. Tables for fertilizer injector calibration using a conductivity meter, as well as pre-plant application rates for various soil mix components and amendments, also are provided. A brief explanation of how each table is used is provided.

Link to the publication: http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubs/PDF/B931.pdf

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