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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1994 Steam Sterilization of Growing Media

Steam Sterilization of Growing Media

With the removal of methyl bromide over the next few years as a treatment agent for soils and growing mixes, other methods will have to be found. Steam offers a good alternative for greenhouse and nursery operations both indoors and in field beds. The technology has been developed over many years and equipment is available from several manufacturers. The use of aerated steam can reduce energy requirements and speed the sterilization process.

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Author(s): John W. Bartok, Jr.

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1994

Event: Combined Western Forest Nursery Association and the Forest Nursery Association of British Columbia
1994 - Moscow, ID