PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PEAT AND PEAT-MOULDS IMPROVED BY PERLITE AND FOAM-PLASTICS IN RELATION TO ORNAMENTAL PLANT-GROWTH*

P. Dr. M. De Boodt, Ir. O. Verdonck
In Belgium the breeding of ornamental plants is situated in the districts of Ghent and Eeklo with the exception of a few minor centres such as in the surroundings of Bruges. In the last ten years there has been a large development of ornamental plant-breeding resulting in a high total export (table 1, fig. 1).

Such a strong development of ornamental plant-breeding in a relatively small area raises the problem of getting satisfactory quantities of good mould which can be used for cultivating ornamental plants. The quality of the moulds is mainly a matter of physical characteristics, as the chemical properties can be taken care of by fertilization.

De Boodt, P. Dr. M. and Verdonck, Ir. O. (1971). PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PEAT AND PEAT-MOULDS IMPROVED BY PERLITE AND FOAM-PLASTICS IN RELATION TO ORNAMENTAL PLANT-GROWTH*. Acta Hortic. 18, 9-25
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1971.18.1
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1971.18.1