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.
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