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Xiang Cao, Darrell Bosch and James Pease

Productivity of irrigation water use and contaminant runoff control are becoming increasingly important to nursery and greenhouse growers as well as to policymakers and the public. Increased attention to minimizing total applications of water to

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Geno A. Picchioni, Jagtar Singh, John G. Mexal and Ryan M. Goss

Undergraduate students generally have difficulty understanding plant water use in nursery conditions. A simple and reliable exercise to quantify evapotranspiration (ET) of containerized nursery plants is missing in the literature and could improve

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Coleman L. Etheredge, Tina M. Waliczek and Pratheesh Omana Sudhakaran

remains one of the most limiting factors when hiring new employees at greenhouse and nursery facilities. When asked in a recent survey of greenhouse and nursery owners, “What, if anything, has caused your location to limit new hires in the past 12 months

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Milton D. Taylor, Sarah A. White, Stephen J. Klaine and Ted Whitwell

Poster Session 32—Nursery Crops 2 20 July 2005, 12:00–12:45 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F

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Jeff B. Million and Thomas H. Yeager

Irrigation scheduling in a container nursery presents many challenges to water managers. One challenge is accounting for the variability in crop production conditions that exist at any given time in the nursery. It is common for container nurseries

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Jeff B. Million and Thomas H. Yeager

The container nursery industry is facing severe restrictions on water use ( Beeson et al., 2004 ). Container substrate water deficits can be measured directly by weighing ( Beeson, 2011 ; Million et al., 2010 ; Owen et al., 2007 ), indirectly with

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Benedict C. Posadas, Patricia R. Knight, Christine E.H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker and Scott A. Langlois

nursery and greenhouse industry as one of the fastest-growing sectors of U.S. agriculture, and is inherently labor intensive with ≈40% of production costs consisting of labor costs ( Kandel, 2008 ; Mathers et al., 2010 ). The most recent estimates by

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Alan W. Hodges, Charles R. Hall, Bridget K. Behe and Jennifer H. Dennis

The U.S. Green industry, including nursery and greenhouse producers, landscape services firms, and wholesale and retail distributors, has grown dramatically during the past 2 decades, becoming an increasingly important sector of American

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Fenton E. Larsen and Stewart S. Higgins

provided by Willow Drive Nursery and Van Well Nursery in Washington. Partial financial support was provided by funds from the Washington State nursery inspection programs, Washington State Dept. of Agriculture. ABA was provided by Toray, Inc., Tokyo

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Mary Joy M. Abit and Bradley D. Hanson

California nursery operations combined to produce $165.5 million in wholesale value of fruit and nut tree planting stock—a value that is multiplied severalfold by retailers and exporters ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2007 ). Fruit and nut tree