A Western Farm Press one-hour webinar on ‘Potassium: A Major Nutrient for Quality Fruit and Vegetable Crops’ will be held March 19 at 11 a.m. (PDST).
Potassium plays a critical role in the development of high quality fruit and vegetable crops.
The webinar is sponsored by Compass Minerals.
In this webinar, soil science expert and University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Scott Stoddard, Merced County, will explain how proper potassium management can help you maximize quality and yields.
Key topics to be covered include:
Potassium’s role in plant nutrition: A brief overview of potassium's role; its availability and mobility in different soil types; and its effect on root growth, resistance to disease, and pest stress.
Potassium’s role in warm-season vegetable crops: A review of research results from UC that reveal the potassium levels required to avoid crop stress and lost yield, and a look at potassium's role in avoiding disorders that occur in commercial fields including fruit color and vine decline.
Recommendations for use: Guidance for proper potash management with special considerations for chloride-salt sensitive crops.
Click this link to register for the complimentary webinar.