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Gerard Krewer, Esendugue Greg Fonsah, Mark Rieger, Richard Wallace, David Linvill and Ben Mullinix

Puri’, ‘Mysore’, ‘Praying Hands’, ‘Saba’, and ‘Red Iholene’ have been recommended for Georgia ( LeVert, 2005 ). Nursery propagation using suckers is a popular and practical method of production. These can be cut from the base of the mother plant and

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Bert T. Swanson, James B. Calkins and Debra L. Newman

A manual for certified nursery and landscape professionals has been developed by the University of Minnesota Extension Service in conjunction with the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA). The purpose of the certification manual is to facilitate the improvement of basic skills and knowledge of nursery and landscape professionals, to further the education and training of competent nursery and landscape professionals, and to serve as a training and reference manual for most levels of nursery and landscape culture and management. The manual consists of thirty-four chapters covering all aspects of woody plant biology and culture: abiotic and biotic plant stress; landscape design; installation and maintenance; plant marketing, merchandising and sales; and laws, regulations and safety concerns for nursery, landscape and garden center personnel. A concise glossary, the American Standard For Nursery Stock, and an illustrated nursery catalog are also included in the manual. The manual is an important part of the MNLA Certification Program whose purpose is to improve the skills, knowledge and, expertise of nursery and landscape professionals. The Certification Program also strives for faster recognition and promotion of professionalism within the industry and to the general public.

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R. Kasten Dumroese, Jasmine L. Williams, Jeremiah R. Pinto and Peng Zhang

In bareroot nurseries used to produce conifer seedlings for reforestation, production is hampered by weeds. Fumigation, hand treatments, mechanical treatments, and herbicides can all be used to control weeds; herbicides are particularly cost

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E. Barclay Poling

serious disease affecting North American strawberry nurseries and fruit growers. Similar discussions took place at the professional meeting of NCCC-022, Small Fruit and Viticulture Research Group, in late Oct. 2003, and at this meeting a decision was made

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Tongyin Li, Guihong Bi, Genhua Niu, Susmitha S. Nambuthiri, Robert L. Geneve, Xueni Wang, R. Thomas Fernandez, Youping Sun and Xiaojie Zhao

growth of bedding plants in greenhouse production, there has been limited research regarding performance of woody nursery crops in biocontainers and no studies associated with PIP production systems. One of the known advantages of a PIP system in nursery

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Mark H. Brand, Leslie Woodward and Susan M. Mulgrew

Funding reductions have left many Extension field and specialist positions unfilled when they are vacated. In New England, severe economic downturns have made this situation acute and have forced Extension programs to find innovative and more efficient ways of delivering information to clientele groups. The nursery and landscape industries comprise a major agricultural sector in New England whose needs must be met to maintain agriculture in the region. Yankee Nursery Quarterly was developed as a regional effort to draw upon nursery and related expertise from the six New England states. Yankee Nursery Quarterly provides information in the areas of nursery and Christmas tree production, landscaping, arboriculture, garden center operation and turfgrass four times annually. The publication format deviates from the standard 8 ½″ by 11″ size and uses 2 color printing, a four-column layout and black and white photography to provide a recognizable, informative and visually appealing product.

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Xueni Wang, R. Thomas Fernandez, Bert M. Cregg, Rafael Auras, Amy Fulcher, Diana R. Cochran, Genhua Niu, Youping Sun, Guihong Bi, Susmitha Nambuthiri and Robert L. Geneve

Plastic is the most commonly used material for containers in nursery and greenhouse operations. Schrader (2013) estimated that the green industry uses over 750 million kilograms of petroleum plastic for containers per year. Plastic containers are

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H.M. Mathers, S.B. Lowe, C. Scagel, D.K. Struve and L.T. Case

More than 50% of the $26 billion wholesale production of woody nursery crops in the United States is produced in containers ( Hall et al., 2005 ). In 2003, 85% of broadleaf evergreen, 58% of coniferous evergreen, and 45% of deciduous shade tree

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Susmitha Nambuthiri, Amy Fulcher, Andrew K. Koeser, Robert Geneve and Genhua Niu

Plastic containers have been the predominant container type in U.S. greenhouse and nursery production since the 1980s. Serving a variety of functions and found in a multitude of shapes, sizes, and colors, plastic containers are used for propagating

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Matthew Chappell, Sue K. Dove, Marc W. van Iersel, Paul A. Thomas and John Ruter

-based agricultural irrigation withdrawals, including specialty crop intensive areas such as the Chesapeake Bay watershed ( Lea-Cox and Ross, 2001 ) and Florida ( Beeson and Brooks, 2008 ). Further restrictions are predicted by researchers and commercial nursery