Iha 2011may Webinar - Sun Gro Horticulture

10 Questions
Horticulture Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz was created to review the May 19, 2011 webinar presented by Sun Gro Horticulture

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are some factors presented that can affect the reason a crop MAY do better in a particular mix vs. another?  
    • A. 

      Plant growth requirements

    • B. 

      Weather – light levels and temperatures

    • C. 

      How a grower waters the crop / watering cycles

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Sun Gro post suggested uses of Metro-Mix and Sunshine products according to container size on the back panel of their 2.8 CF bags? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What root disease is often a concern for customers who are growing poinsettias in the later stages of production? 
    • A. 

      Bacterial wilt

    • B. 

      Pythium root rot

    • C. 

      Thielaviopsis black rot

    • D. 

      Powdery mildew

  • 4. 
    What are the two top peat based Sunshine mixes that Sun Gro manufactures? 
    • A. 

      Sunshine #1/LC1 and Sunshine #4/LA4

    • B. 

      LC8 and LC15

    • C. 

      Metro Mix 830 and Metro Mix 852

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What is the top selling Sun Gro plug mix? 
    • A. 

      Sunshine Redi earth

    • B. 

      Sunshine LP5

    • C. 

      Metro Mix 360

    • D. 

      Sunshine LG3

  • 6. 
    What is often the complaint about mixes and producing hanging baskets? 
    • A. 

      It holds too much water up front

    • B. 

      I’m tired of watering these plants. I have to water them too much during the latter stages in production or in the store

    • C. 

      Too darn heavy

    • D. 

      The Sun Gro mix is just too good

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 7. 
    Ideally, what should a grower do during the planning stages of producing mixed baskets and/or planters to simplify production? 
    • A. 

      Match up growth requirements and habit for each container

    • B. 

      Make sure all the pots are the same color

    • C. 

      Make sure all the tags are ordered

    • D. 

      B & C

  • 8. 
    What natural and organic ingredient is often thought of helping a mix hold more water ?
    • A. 

      Vermiculite

    • B. 

      Composted bark

    • C. 

      Coconut coir pith / SunCoir

    • D. 

      Sphagnum peat moss

  • 9. 
    Which statement is TRUE?  
    • A. 

      A wetting agent is absolutely necessary for any mix to take on water

    • B. 

      A wetting agent helps a mix absorb water to its full potential as the mix was designed

    • C. 

      A wetting agent will make a mix hold way too much water and cause root rot

    • D. 

      A wetting agent cannot be applied to plants after they are planted

  • 10. 
    The preferred mixes for perennials or pot mums, especially when grown outdoors, are usually those that contain composted pine bark.  Why is that? 
    • A. 

      Delivered price

    • B. 

      Has a nice dark color

    • C. 

      Weight (bulk density) and good drainage

    • D. 

      They don’t tend to compress as much as high peat mixes

    • E. 

      Both C an D