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Nursery Ornamentals

Nursery Ornamentals

For optimal development as well as quality and pest control, nursery crops need the proper level of water and a good balance of essential nutrients. See how Verdesian’s portfolio of nutrient use efficiency products can help improve nutrient uptake and overall plant health

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    Seed Treatments & Inoculants

  • Aqua-Pam™ is a soil surfactant and water retention aid that improves soil structure, water supply to roots and nutrient use efficiency.

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  • Intracept™ offers a proprietary blend of micronutrients to help optimize growth and uniformity in specialty crops through improved nutrient efficiency.

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  • Nutri-Grow® phosphite products for turf and ornamental performance stimulate plants to improve nitrogen assimilation efficiency for enhanced growth.

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  • Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

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  • ReKovery 2‑0‑21 is designed for foliar application on plants to prevent or correct nutrient deficiencies that may limit crop growth and yields.

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  • Safe Zone™ is a liquid soil treatment to reduce soluble salts in the root zone, improving germination, water percolation and nutrient uptake.

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  • Steric® delivers soil-applied nutrients that delay the chemical fixation reactions between phosphorus, potassium and sulfur in alkaline/acidic soils.

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Key Considerations for Nursery Ornamentals


Nursery crops are susceptible to disease, weeds and pests, so be sure to scout often and take preventative measures. Additionally, make sure plants receive adequate moisture — the proper level of water is very important for crop development as well as quality and pest control.


Based on the type of nursery crop, moderately to well-drained clay loam or sandy loam soil is preferred. The environment should be free of any low frost pockets and should have a fairly deep loam topsoil or artificial media.

Be careful with fertilizer applications, as it can get caught in foliage and cause phytotoxicity

Key Nutrients

  • Iron — Essential for green color.
  • Nitrogen — Important for shoot development and early growth. Nursery crops require nitrogen at very different times, depending on the crop, and too much N can reduce flowering and lead to too much foliage.
  • Phosphorus — Important during the pre-planting stage, but normally not needed afterwards, depending on how long the plant is to be grown.
  • Potassium — Key to overall growth, potassium should be applied in split applications throughout the season.
  • Calcium, Magnesium & Sulfur — Required for optimal growth.

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