Description: Almost all container nurseries use some type of artificial growing media instead of native soil. An ideal media should be sterile, lightweight, porous, and consistent in quality. Several different brands are commercially available, and most are composed of sphagnum peat moss, vermiculite, and sometimes perlite.
Image type: Field
Image location: , United States
Specimen in collection: No
Name: Thomas D. 'Tom' Landis
Organization: USDA Forest Service
Country: United States
Series:Introduction to Forest Nursery Management