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Virginia I. Lohr

and North America to dutch elm disease, which was first described in 1921, is a well-known example of a problem resulting from this type of monoculture ( Wilson, 1975 ). This article presents further results from a study of the wholesale nursery

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Robin G. Brumfield and Peter F. McSweeney

conducted with the assistance and support of the owners, managers, and staff from production nurseries in northern New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, and Victoria; state nursery associations from New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria; and The

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Hannah M. Mathers, Alejandra A. Acuña, Donna R. Long, Bridget K. Behe, Alan W. Hodges, John J. Haydu, Ursula K. Schuch, Susan S. Barton, Jennifer H. Dennis, Brian K. Maynard, Charles R. Hall, Robert McNeil, and Thomas Archer

The nursery and landscape (Green) industry in the United States contributes $147.8 billion (Bn) to the national economy and generates 1.9 million (Mn) jobs ( Hall et al., 2005 ) with an annual payroll of greater than $3 Bn ( U.S. Census Bureau

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Alex B. Daniels, David M. Barnard, Phillip L. Chapman, and William L. Bauerle

water use ( Vereecken et al., 2008 ). These values may differ within individual containers, from one container to the next, and among species within a nursery. A review of the literature reveals that there is a paucity of data to address the variability

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

In 2002, the U.S. Green Industry, which includes nursery and greenhouse producers, landscape services firms, and wholesale and retail distributors, contributed $147.8 billion (bn; 2004 dollars) in output (sales), $95.1 bn in value-added impacts

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Melissa B. Riley

part by grants from Dow AgroSciences, Scotts Chemical Company, Horticultural Research Institute, and South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Ornamental Enhancement Funds. The assistance and support of two commercial nurseries in South Carolina

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Nathaniel Ferraro, Darrell Bosch, James Pease, and James S. Owen Jr.

and recycle water offer potential solutions to this problem by reducing consumption of water and extending its availability ( Parsons et al., 2010 ). In the nursery crops industry, ≈5% of outdoor, uncovered operations nationwide recycle irrigation

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Jeff B. Million and T.H. Yeager

Determining irrigation run times that minimize water use while sustaining optimal production is a difficult task for container nursery managers. This is particularly true for production in small containers as conditions in the irrigated area that

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Tom Yeager, Jeff Million, Claudia Larsen, and Bob Stamps

The earliest reported ornamental plant production in Florida was 1881 at Reasoner's Nursery in Oneco ( Pinardi, 1980 ). Approximately 70 years later, plant production in containers began and as the population of Florida increased, demand for plants

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Damon E. Abdi and R. Thomas Fernandez

Container nursery crop production is an input-intensive industry with respect to water and agrochemical use, and daily irrigation, high fertilizer rates, and multiple applications of pesticides throughout the season are common practices ( Agro and