Nursery plants

Last changed: 06 December 2023

Evaluation of soil media

Project manager: Margareta Magnusson Department of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden, SLU. 

Nursery growing of crop plants for subsequent transplantation in the field is an important method for improving the competitive ability of crops against weeds and for making optimal use of the growing season. Increased knowledge about the soil composition required to produce the best transplants is extremely relevant for the development of organic vegetable growing. At present, there is a lack of knowledge about the optimal concentrations of various plant nutrients in transplants as regards their future development in the field.

The aim of this project is to study how different soil mixtures affect plant quality at transplantation, field establishment and continued growth to harvest. The plant nutrient concentrations are being monitored by analyses of soil and plants.