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Horticulture Graduate Seminar: Determining Effective Organic Poultry Litter Fertilization for Containerized Herbs

Speaker: Jaden Gimondo, Graduate Student, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University

Recent trends in containerized culinary herbs are causing commercial producers to adopt more sustainable practices. This increase in market demand and production has not been accompanied by research on organic containerized culinary herb production. Determining proper fertilizer concentrations decreases pollution and crop loss while increasing total profit. The objectives of this project are to characterize the growth, morphology, and plant tissue nutrient concentrations of six different culinary herb species: sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Nufar’), purple basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Red Rubin), common sage (Salvia officinalis), parsley (Petroselinum crispum ‘Giant of Italy’), cilantro (Coriandrum sativum ‘Leisure’), and dill (Anethum graveolens ‘Hera’) as a response to organic turkey litter fertilizer applications.

  • Date
    April 4th
  • Time
    4:25 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Location
    1118 Horticulture Hall, Iowa State University
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