Plug Transplanting Broccoli (1990)


Broccoli is not often transplanted in the Willamette Valley, but transplanting offers advantages in multiple cropping and establishing an early stand. The cost of using plug-grown transplants can be reduced by using the smallest plug capable of producing a quality transplant, thus reducing greenhouse bench space, number of trays, and amount of rooting medium needed to produce the crop. In addition, costs might be reduced further by growing multiple seedlings per plug and reducing the number of plugs needed to transplant a given area.