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Chapter 17. Horticultural Uses of Soil. Objectives. State how to select soils for horticultural crops Describe fertilization practices for horticultural crops Describe how growers manage their soils Solve the special problems of container soils Describe how soil influences landscaping.

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chapter 17

Chapter 17

Horticultural Uses

of Soil

Soil Science and Management, 4E

objectives
Objectives
  • State how to select soils for horticultural crops
  • Describe fertilization practices for horticultural crops
  • Describe how growers manage their soils
  • Solve the special problems of container soils
  • Describe how soil influences landscaping

Soil Science and Management, 4E

terms to know
Alkalinity

Coarse aggregates

Conductivity meter

Media

Perched water table

Perforation

Perlite

Soil-based potting mix

Soil-less potting mix

Stem girdling roots

Vermiculite

Vertical mulching

Xeriscaping

Terms to Know

Soil Science and Management, 4E

vegetable culture
Soil selection

Soil management

Vegetable Culture

Soil Science and Management, 4E

fruit culture
Fruit Culture
  • Soil selection
  • Soil management

Figure 17-3

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nursery field culture
Nursery Field Culture
  • Site selection
  • Soil management

Figure 17-7

Soil Science and Management, 4E

container growing
Container Growing
  • Container drainage

Figure 17-9

Soil Science and Management, 4E

container growing8
Container Growing
  • Potting mixes

Figure 17-10

Soil Science and Management, 4E

container growing9
Container Growing
  • Soil sterilization
  • Soluble salts and pH
  • Soil temperature
  • Water pollution

Soil Science and Management, 4E

landscaping
Landscaping
  • Site and plant selection
  • Avoiding compaction
  • Transplanting
  • Deep planting
  • Amending soil pH

Soil Science and Management, 4E

landscaping11
Landscaping
  • Fertilizing established trees

Figure 17-15

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landscaping12
Landscaping
  • Fertilizing established trees

Figure 17-16

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landscaping13
Landscaping
  • Turf
  • Xeriscaping

Soil Science and Management, 4E

summary
Summary
  • Management of soil for fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants
    • Fruits and field nurseries
    • Soil for potted plants
    • Landscape plantings

Soil Science and Management, 4E