Category Archives: Plant Nutrition

Nursery Growers Demonstrating Ways To Conserve Nutrient Inputs

A recent study of fertilizer placement techniques in Ontario nursery grown nursery stock has shown that sub-surface applications of fertilizer can not only reduce the required amount of fertilizer inputs, but also help conserve nutrients in the crop. 

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Fall Fertility – What a great opportunity!

Leaf drop and fall colour is visible on some trees and shrubs in the landscape. This is especially true of woody plants on roadsides, high sandy knolls or compacted sites. In some cases where individual specimens are entering senescence earlier … Continue reading

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Horticultural Oil, Slow Release Fertilizer and A Few Pests

Applications of horticultural oil to dormant trees and shrubs will be starting soon (daily temperatures between 4C and 12C are ideal).   If you can wait for a few mild days to pass, overwintering insects will have a higher rate of … Continue reading

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2015 Nursery Growers Short Course

Save the date! The 2015 Ontario Nursery Growers Short Course is coming up:                         Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington                                                                                         8:00 am  to

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Keep Trees and Shrubs Healthy With Fall Fertilizing

Leaf drop and fall colour is visible on trees and shrubs in the landscape. This is especially true of woody plants on roadsides, high sandy knolls or compacted sites. In some cases where individual specimens are entering senescence earlier than … Continue reading

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Fall Fertilizer in the Nursery & Landscape

Up to half of the annual fertilizer requirement may be applied to field and landscape plants, after top growth ceases (October).  Autumn is a major root growth period for woody and herbaceous perennials.  Roots will grow and absorb nutrients whenever

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Welcome to ONNurseryCrops

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