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Based on the authors' extensive and varied experiences in the field, input from nursery manager's across the country, and cutting-edge information from regional and state professional associations, this book provides both general and specific information on the full range of topics related to nursery management. Contains extensive lists of references and resources and convenient tables and charts for calculating a variety of measures and values. Management Applied to Nurseries. Selection of a Nursery Site. Organization and Development of the Nursery. Laws, Regulations, and Codes. Financial Management. Wholesale Marketing of Nursery Crops. Nursery Inventory Control. Shipping of Nursery Stock. Nursery Crop Production. Soil and Nutrition Management for Field-Grown Plants. Media and Nutrition Management for Container-Grown Plants. Irrigation of Nursery Crops. Modifying Plant Growth and Development in the Nursery. Controlling Weeds, Insects, and Disease. Nursery Storage Facilities. The Production and Use of Compost. For anyone interested either in starting or managing a nursery.
Table of Contents
1. Brief History of the Nursery Industry. 2. The Nursery Industry.
3. Management Applied to Nurseries. 4. Selection of a Nursery Site. 5. Organization and Development of the Nursery Site. 6. Laws, Regulations, and Codes. 7. Financial Management. 8. Wholesale Marketing of Nursery Crops. 9. Nursery Inventory Management. 10. Shipping Nursery Stock.
11. Nursery Crop Production. 12. Soil and Nutrition Management for Field-Grown Plants. 13. Media and Nutrition Management for Container-Grown Plants. 14. Irrigation of Nursery Crops. 15. Modifying Plant Growth and Development in the Nursery. 16. Managing Weeds, Insects, and Diseases. 17. Nursery Storage Facilities. 18. The Production and Use of Compost.
A. Guide to Plant Locators. B. Partial List of Books and Bulletins Pertaining to Areas of Nursery Management. C. Addresses of Nursery-Related Organizations. D. Trade Journals Related to the Nursery Industry. E. Approximate Metric Conversions. F. Rate per 1000 sq ft Nomograph. G. Rate Per Acre Nomograph. H. Fertilizer Proportioner Nomograph, 100ppm. I. Determining the Weight of B&B Plants. J. Proximate Weight of B&B Plants. K. Area of Circles in Square Feet. L. Values for Selected Rates of i. M. Relationships Between T, RH, VP, and VPD. Index.