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STEM Episode 21 Ball Seed Water Management Levels 1-5 - English

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English Training Guide for Water Management Levels 1-5 referenced in The Language of Watering episode - STEM Podcast

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STEM Episode 21 Ball Seed Water Management Levels 1-5 - English

  1. 1. Ball Horticultural Company Incorrect watering kills more young plants than anything else we do!
  2. 2. Ball Horticultural Company Incorrect watering creates variable root and shoot development Root Development Stem Stretch  Soft Growth
  3. 3. Ball Horticultural Company What is this?? What are you trying to do??
  4. 4. Ball Horticultural Company Water Knowledge Pyramid When to Water-How Dry? How Much to Water Where to Water Plant Demand Language of Watering W1-W5 Climate
  5. 5. Ball Horticultural Company The Language of Watering
  6. 6. Ball Horticultural Company Vocabulary What is Wet? What is Dry? Level 1 to 5 to describe: Wet Medium Dry
  7. 7. Ball Horticultural Company Water 5 (W5) Wet  Black Color  Free Water  Soil is Saturated  Pudding or Tofu!
  8. 8. Ball Horticultural Company Water 4 (W4) Medium Wet  Soil is Dark Brown  No Visible Water  Easily Squeeze Water  Soil Sticks Together
  9. 9. Ball Horticultural Company Water 3 (W3) Medium  Soil is Brown  Hard Squeeze Water  Soil Cracks apart
  10. 10. Ball Horticultural Company Water 2 (W2) Medium Dry  Light Brown with Tan  No Free Water  Soil is Squeaky  Crumbles Apart
  11. 11. Ball Horticultural Company Water 1 (W1) Dry  Soil Is Tan to White  Soil Crumbles to Dust  Soil Does Not Stick  Soil Shrinks From Wall W1 W2 W3 W4
  12. 12. Ball Horticultural Company W2 W3 W4
  13. 13. Ball Horticultural Company What is this?? What are you trying to do??
  14. 14. Ball Horticultural Company 5 Step process Fill 5 Bags with soil Mark Bag #1 with a ‘1’ Add water to Bag #5 to create level ‘5’ Add water to Bag #3 to create level ‘3’ Create level ‘2’ and level ‘4’

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