Volume 17 Part 1 Article 71: Casing, ‘the Skin of the Substrate’: Preparation and Management of the Casing Layer

Volume 17 Part 1 Article 71
Year 2008
Title: Casing, ‘the Skin of the Substrate’: Preparation and Management of the Casing Layer
Author: E.M.M. Vernooij

Abstract:

On the one side the casing layer is in contact with the incubated compost and on the other it is exposed to the climatic conditions of the growing room. The quality of the casing layer has a huge influence on the success or failure of a crop. This first part of this paper covers the choice of casing materials, their preparation and the importance of certain characteristics of a casing layer. The cacing technique has been adopted worldwide, especially on more-modern farms. The use of casing inoculum versus compost-CAC will be discussed.

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