Author Archives: Gonzalo Villarino

About Gonzalo Villarino

Gonzalo Villarino is a graduate student in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University. You can eMail him at ghv8@cornell.edu.

Soluble Salts: Don’t Get Burned

As discussed in our previous article last month, high soluble salts can accumulate in the root zone when there is poor quality (high salt) irrigation water or excessive fertilizer input. Understanding which bedding plants are most sensitive can aid in crop selection and in management practices such as leaching. At Cornell University we conducted an

Salts In Greenhouse Crops: Don’t Get Burned

Greenhouse bedding plants have been traditionally grown with high quality low-salt irrigation water because plants can be damaged when salts build up in the root zone. Because water is becoming a limiting factor in several parts of the United States and across the world, it is important to understand how floriculture crops respond to poor