Nutrient Checks

Segment: 8. Plant Culture & Propagation, Standard: Manage characteristics of growing media. (Pathway II.A.4)

Description

It is common to have nutrients leach from the soil after seeds have been planted and start to grow. You can discover what nutrients are low by checking for different deficiencies based on plant quality, or running a nutrient extraction test. This will tell you what you need to add and how to improve the quality of your media and crop. The size of the container and watering program can affect how quickly the media loses nutrients too.

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Teaching Methods

Brainstorming, Lecture Discussion, Demonstration, Resource People, Experiment

 

 

Tags: agriculture food and natural resources education, curriculum

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