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James E. Altland and Charles R. Krause

Pine bark is the primary component in container nursery substrates, comprising 60% to 80% by volume of most substrate blends. Pine bark is a commodity used by other industries including fuel generation, fiber ( Lu et al., 2006 ), charcoal, landscape

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Anthony LeBude, Amy Fulcher, Jean-Jacque Dubois, S. Kris Braman, Matthew Chappell, J.-H (J.C.) Chong, Jeffrey Derr, Nicole Gauthier, Frank Hale, William Klingeman, Gary Knox, Joseph Neal, and Alan Windham

The SNIPM working group was formed in 2009 to stimulate regional progress in improving IPM in nursery crop production. To gain a better understanding of how owners and supervisors working in southeastern U.S. production nurseries practice IPM, SNIPM

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Jaume Lordan, Terence L. Robinson, Mario Miranda Sazo, Win Cowgill, Brent L. Black, Leslie Huffman, Kristy Grigg-McGuffin, Poliana Francescatto, and Steve McArtney

3rd years after planting, which is an essential asset to help pay for increased tree numbers and establishment costs ( Robinson and Stiles, 1995 ). As the benefits of highly feathered trees were discovered, it became necessary to develop nursery

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Manjot Kaur Sidhu, Roberto G. Lopez, Sushila Chaudhari, and Debalina Saha

The 2013 estimated economic contribution of the ornamental green industry in the United States was $136 billion in sales revenue. In terms of employment and gross domestic product (GDP) contributions, the production of nursery, greenhouse, and

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Eva García-Méndez, David García-Sinovas, Maximo Becerril, Antońeta De Cal, Paloma Melgarejo, Anselmo Martínez-Treceño, Steven A. Fennimore, Carmen Soria, Juan J. Medina, and Jóse M. López-Aranda

For years, strawberry ( Fragaria × ananassa L.) runner plant nurseries have relied on methyl bromide (MB) or mixtures of MB and chloropicrin (Pic) fumigation of soil to produce healthy transplants ( Ajwa et al., 2003 ; Kabir et al., 2005

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Paul C. Bartley III, Glenn R. Wehtje, Anna-Marie Murphy, Wheeler G. Foshee III, and Charles H. Gilliam

increasing labor cost ( Darden and Neal, 1999 ; Gilliam et al., 1990 ; Mathers 2003 ). Through communications with Monrovia Nursery Co. (Azusa, CA), one of the largest wholesale nurseries in the United States, Mathers (2003) reported that nurseries spend

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Rachel Mack, James S. Owen Jr., Alex X. Niemiera, and David J. Sample

Nursery and greenhouse operators are concerned with the environmental impact of their production practices on irrigation water quality, improving it for reuse onsite and discharge, and the decrease in operational efficiency associated with resource

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John D. Lea-Cox, Cindy Zhao, David S. Ross, Theodore E. Bilderback, J. Roger Harris, Susan D. Day, Chuanxue Hong, Thomas H. Yeager, Richard C. Beeson Jr, William L. Bauerle, Andrew G. Ristvey, Mary Lorscheider, Sarah Dickinson, and John M. Ruter

The majority of ornamental plants grown in the United States are produced in container-nursery or greenhouse operations. These operations are classified as intensive agricultural systems because they use a combination of expensive resources (labor

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Benjamin L. Green, Richard W. Harper, and Daniel A. Lass

It is estimated that 90% of trees that are established in the urban environment in the northeastern United States are produced in the nursery as a field-grown plant where they are dug, wrapped in burlap, and transported to the new planting site as a

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Ryan S. Donahoo and Kurt H. Lamour

United States retail nursery sales are valued at $147.8 billion annually and southeastern states account for 10% of this value ( Hall et al., 2007 ). Ericaceous hosts such as azalea, pieris, and rhododendron offer nurserymen attractive high