Fertilization and nutrient management are critical components of managing container nursery crops. Failure to provide adequate levels of essential plant nutrients can result in reduced growth or poor crop quality, while excessive fertilization is inefficient and may cause adverse environmental impacts. In this program, Dr. Bert Cregg (Michigan State University, Departments of Horticulture and Forestry) will present strategies for ensuring optimal plant nutrition in nursery production and integrating fertilization with other key components of container crop management.
Michigan State University
Dr. Bert Cregg is an Associate Professor of Horticulture and Forestry at Michigan State University. Dr. Cregg conducts research and extension programs on physiology and management of trees in nurseries, landscapes and Christmas tree production. He holds a doctorate in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia and was a forestry researcher for the USDA Forest Service and International Paper before joining MSU. He has published over 100 articles in scientific journals, magazines, and extension publications.