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Speaker: James Altland, Research Leader @ USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit




Session:  Advanced Concepts in Managing Container Substrates Before and During Production

Tuesday, July 13  10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

Description:  This presentation will discuss new concepts in how to measure and analyze substrate properties prior to potting and during production. We will provide new information on concepts such as cation exchange capacity and pH buffering. We will discuss methods for collecting container leachates with greater precision and accuracy. We will also discuss emerging research on measuring the microbial community in container substrates. 

Level: All Audiences        Type: Research



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Address:     5601 Sunnyside Ave. Beltsville, MD 20705
Email:  james.altland@usda.gov     Contact:   James Altland
Phone:    (330) 263-3870   FAX:  (330) 263-3953


             


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