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. This easy-to-use manual contains the photos, tables and clearly written text that make UC ANR's publications the go-to references industry professionals rely upon. Chapters include: 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 Plant Propagation Controlling Plant Growth Diagnosing Plant Problems Integrated Pest Management Plant Diseases Insects, Mites, and Other Invertebrate Pests Integrated Weed Management Vertebrate Pest Management Invasive Pests Business Management Marketing Considerations Increasing Labor ProductivityHID lamps, particularly high-pressure sodium lamps, are the most commonly used light source for supplemental lighting in commercial greenhouses (fig. 3.4). In the container plant industry, HID lamps are sometimes used in the production of such crops as plugs and flowering plants when ... Shading fabrics installed within a greenhouse can also provide additional insulation on cold days and nights byanbsp;...
|Title||:||Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual|
|Author||:||JULIE P. NEWMAN|
|Publisher||:||UCANR Publications - 2014-06-10|