Can tree growth be improved by fertilizers? Yes, if the right timing, application practices, amounts, plant age and correct nutrients are applied. Therefore, the five factors listed above are first and foremost in deciding your fertilizer program. Other important questions include: can soil pH be changed; what nutrients are essential; are some nutrients detrimental; how do I identify plant nutrient problems? Answering these questions and gaining a better understanding of these factors is essential to improving your plant nutrition program.
Mathers Environmental Science Services, LLC
Hannah Mathers is currently an independent horticulture researcher and consultant in nursery and landscape. From 2000-2014 she was a professor at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Since 2015, she has been the owner of her own business Mathers Environmental Science Services (MESS), LLC. Hannah works with chemical companies, growers, landscapers, IR-4, associations and funding agencies across the U.S. and Canada. Hannah is a recognized national speaker and writer and is best known for her research in bio-rational, conventional, and alternative weed control in nursery crops and landscapes.