salt build-up in hoophouses
wshoemak at inil.com
Fri Dec 7 11:23:08 EST 2001
We've been growing in hoophouses for 7 years. We've seen salt build up after 4. Took the plastic off the first house that exhibited salt build-up and left it off for about 8 months. In addition to rain, we also ran overhead sprinklers. Salt build-up exhibited itself again in about 4 months. We can minimize the effect by incorporating a good quantity of compost.
I'm curious about your thoughts on how the compost might have minimized the salt effect. O.M. maybe?
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center
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