Presentation on theme: " Land class of our proposed site: Class Two There may not be enough sunlight during some parts of the day to support plant growth because there are."— Presentation transcript:
Land class of our proposed site: Class Two There may not be enough sunlight during some parts of the day to support plant growth because there are trees blocking the sunlight from getting to the plants. This is the appropriate habitat for the plant because they usually grow in open woods, fields, gardens, and roadsides. They also grow in almost any type of soil.
The soil texture that is ideal for Black-Eyed Susan's to grow in is soils that are well-drained and nutrient rich. It also needs to have full sunlight position. Percolation rate of the soil at the planting site: high This soil has high precipitation which means a good drainage. The area will not flood because it is going to be planted on the tree lines above the hill. The water will infiltrate too quickly for root absorption because there is a high precipitation rate of 50 inches per year.
Black-Eyed Susan’s ideal soil pH level is 6.8-7.7 The soil pH of the proposed soil site is 7.
Nutrient requirements of Black-Eyed Susans: slightly acidic to slightly alkaline conditions within the soil structure; they will grow in loam to sand soils, but they must have well-drained conditions. Standing water causes root diseases and consistent drought starves the plant of essential moisture. Nutrient levels at the proposed site: low levels.
The soil can be improved by adding decomposed organisms and mulch. It also can be improved by using the practice of Cover Crop. This is when you use a small grain crop in the fall primarily to uptake any leftover nitrogen from the root zone as well as prevent soil erosion. Also we need to add more macronutrients and to do this we need to add fertilizer.
To keep nutrients on site and prevent soil erosion you can use the practice of Crop Residue Management which leaves last years crop residue on the soil surface by limiting tillage. You can also use Vegetative filter strips, the same practice mentioned in the previous slide.
We cannot plant at this site because the soil doesn’t have enough nutrients for the soil and for the plant to survive. This plant needs a 10/10/10 fertilizer because it has equal amounts of potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus.