Vegetable transplant production for organic cropping systems

A series of experiments were undertaken over a eight year period (1994 – 2002) that addressed a range of issues including initially whether organic transplants could even be produced; overwinter production; disease management and the use of non-animal based nutrient sources. A range factors were investigated including; species of vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, calabrese, leek, onion, lettuce, fennel and celery), growing media, supplementary feeding, cell and block size.

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