Evaluating Water Quality for Ornamental Plant Production

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Water quality plays a crucial role in the successful production of ornamental crops, determining which crops, if any, can be grown, and how irrigation and fertilization must be managed. A thorough water analysis and evaluation must precede any decision to purchase property or take on any ornamental plant production operation. The following are some basic concepts and guidelines that every grower should know about irrigation water quality.
soluble salts, pH, chemical constituents
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Raul Cabrera
Jim Johnson
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences