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Pennsylvania Flower Growers #258


In order to develop an irrigation regime for a particular crop and for a given location and season, one must first understand the basic factors affecting water use. A plant's water requirement is influenced by its genetic makeup, growth rate and surrounding enviroment. The availability of water to that plant is affected by the volume and distribution of its root system and by the quantity, quality and stress conditions of soil moisture near the root system. Five questions can provide the basis for a discussion of how these factors can be used to develop and control irrigation regimes for pot mums:

Keywords: Irrigation Pot mums Root system Growth rate Soil moisture

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