Grower Guide: Getting Started in RootSmart
Researchers from Vineland Research & Innovation Centre have put together a thorough resource to help growers incorporate the RootSmart system into their production practices for tree propagation.
The "Growing in RootSmart " guide offers a roadmap for nursery growers on selecting growing media, set-up, watering and fertilization, handling, production cycle timing, transitioning into containers or field, irrigation and other considerations. Plus, bonus tips from the researchers at Vineland!
It's all you need to know to get going with RootSmart .
Grower Tip: Inspect Your Roots
If roots are the foundation of your business, take time to inspect them.
“If roots are descending or beginning to circle, these are tell-tale signs of defects and deflections," says Dr. Darby McGrath, Senior Scientist, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre.
"Although different species have different root topologies, what you want to see in finished propagation liners is evenly spaced branching roots with tips facing outward.”