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Cornell peat-lite mix is an artificial soil medium based on Sphagnum peat moss and vermiculite and is designed to support plant growth through favorable characteristics - water absorption and drainage, aeration, compaction, nutrient conservation, and pH balance. It was developed by James W. Boodley and Raymond Sheldrake Jr. in the 1960s at Cornell University.[1]

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Inventors[edit]

James William Boodley was a professor in the Department of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture at Cornell University. Raymond Sheldrake, Jr. was a professor emeritus in the Department of Vegetable Crops in the Department of Vegetable Crops, the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ James W. Boodley and Raymond Sheldrake, Jr. (April, 1982). "Cornell Peat-Lite Mixes for Commercial Plant Growing". Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication, Information Bulletin 43. http://www.greenhouse.cornell.edu/crops/factsheets/peatlite.pdf

Further reading[edit]

  • Boodley J.W. & Sheldrake R. 1963. Artificial soils for commercial plant growing. Cornell Ext. Bull. 1104 IIp.


Category:Horticulture and gardening