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Plant and Soil

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 455–459 | Cite as

Semi-automatic control of soil water in pot culture

  • Malcolm N. Hunter
Short Communications

Summary

Details are given of a convenient method of sub-irrigating plants in pots. The method permits plant water use to be measured simply, without weighing. Pots need not be moved during the refilling operation which is quickly accomplished allowing one operator to manage a large number of pots.

Key words

Pot culture Watering 

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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm N. Hunter
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  1. 1.Department of AgricultureUniversity of QueenslandAustralia

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