Agronomy and Horticulture Department


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Adams, S.A., & Paparozzi, E.T. (2014). Constructing a Block and Fence Growing Bench for use with a Capillary Mat Irrigation System for Greenhouse Plant Production. Nebraska Extension. EC303.


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Plant health and productivity of greenhouse grown plants are improved when grown on raised benches where they can have optimal environmental conditions. Often seasonal plant growers set plants directly on the greenhouse floor which is less than optimum due to temperature stratification, cold drafts, poor air movement, and wet conditions. This publication describes how to construct simple and economical growing benches and a irrigation system useful for the specialty crop grower.