This colorful manual includes research-based information on all aspects of production of landscape plants in commercial nurseries. Written primarily for wholesale nursery growers and propagators; a wide range of those involved in the nursery industry will find this a valuable reference.
Twenty chapters in five broad sections cover topics from nursery site selection to crop production, water management to business and labor management, along with pest, weed, and disease management.
The easy-to-use format, plus the photos, tables and clearly written text make this one of the go-to references industry professionals rely upon.
Nursery Site Selection and Development
Plant Growing Structures
Mechanization and Automation
Soils and Container Media
Nutrition and Fertilization
Irrigation Management Practices
Controlling Runoff and Recycling Water, Nutrients, and Waste
Controlling Plant Growth
Diagnosing Plant Problems
Integrated Pest Management
Insects, Mites, and Other Invertebrate Pests
Integrated Weed Management
Vertebrate Pest Management
Increasing Labor Productivity