Buildings & Properties is a support unit for the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.
Cornell Mix is a soilless potting mixture.
Cornell Mix is fabricated and delivered, as needed, by the Greenhouse Staff.
Our Current formula:
3 – 3.8 Cubic Ft. compressed bales of peat moss
2 - 6 cu ft bags of vermiculite
20 pounds dolomitic limestone
6 pounds 11-5-11 fertilizer
This makes approximately 1.2 cubic yards of soilless mix.
White Plastic Boxes: The white plastic boxes store approximately 1.2 cubic Yard of soilless mix and are labeled with the name of project leaders.
Grey Wooden Boxes: Soil boxes store approximately ½ cubic yard of soilless mix. They are fabricated and maintained by B&P staff, and assigned to Project Leaders. Assigned boxes have the Project Leader’s name on them. These boxes are designed for the storage of DRY Cornell Mix. Wet mixtures promote box deterioration and are discouraged. (See SOP for wetting Cornell Mix.) Project Leaders will be billed for replacement boxes or repairs if we need to replace or repair them.
Ordering: Contact the Greenhouse Supervisor when your boxes become empty. Email or drop a Soil Request Form into the “IN” box on the Greenhouse Supervisors office door. Early contact if you expect to be using large quantities of Cornell Mix will insure having those quantities available when needed. Last minute urgent requests might not be honored due to timing and manpower constraints.
Billing: Project leaders are billed for the quantities of Cornell Mix delivered. In areas where no boxes are assigned, the department is billed.
Special Requests: We will work with Project Leaders to fill requests for special mixes if the request is deemed feasible.
We can also furnish larger Cornell Mix quantities if given appropriate lead time.
We currently routinely fabricate a Perlite mix commonly referred to as Special Mix and have small quantities on hand.
Mason Sand, Vermiculite, Perlite, Limestone, and 15-5-15 fertilizer are available.
MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Greenhouse Supervisor. X2293