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Erik Lichtenberg, John Majsztrik, and Monica Saavoss

the end of May 2011. Changes in time of production were estimated by comparing actual sales of the experimental crop with sales from the nursery’s historical record. Nursery personnel controlled irrigation in the remaining five bays of the greenhouse

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Diana R. Cochran, Charles H. Gilliam, Glenn Fain, and Robert D. Wright

Poster Session 26—Nursery Crops 2 29 July 2006, 12:00–12:45 p.m.

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S.M. Schneider, B.D. Hanson, J.S. Gerik, A. Shrestha, T.J. Trout, and S. Gao

Soil fumigation with methyl bromide (MB) has commonly been used before planting open-field perennial crop nurseries to meet grower expectations and government regulations designed to ensure high-quality planting stock for domestic and international

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

( Schrader et al., 2013a ). In general, biocontainers designed for short-term crops such as vegetables, herbs, and seasonal flowering plants must last a few months, whereas nursery containers must last from one to three years and usually are not quickly

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Mary Jane Clark and Youbin Zheng

To meet growing consumer demand for nursery crops in North America, container nursery crop production has intensified over the last 30 years ( Davidson et al., 1988 ; Statistics Canada, 2013 ; U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2006 ). Container

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Shital Poudyal and Bert M. Cregg

interest in water capture and reuse in nurseries Container nursery production is one of the most intensive agricultural systems in terms of resource inputs. Nurseries produce high-value specialty crops within a relatively short period. To produce marketable

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Brian E. Jackson, Robert D. Wright, and John R. Seiler

materials evaluated in recent decades. Successful growth of woody nursery crops in wood substrates have been reported using several wood materials, including cedar chips ( Brown and Emino, 1981 ), pruning and forest residue wastes ( Riviere and Milhau, 1983

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Michelle S. McGinnis, Stuart L. Warren, and Ted E. Bilderback

to progressive nursery crop producers (Bob Binkley, CEO, NatureWorks Organics, Advance, NC, personal communication). Benefits to growers include greater plant growth and flower production ( Arancon et al., 2008 ; Hidalgo and Harkess, 2002 ), improved

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Mary Jane Clark and Youbin Zheng

Early-season leaching of nutrients is a concern during container nursery crop production in many countries including the United States, Canada, Italy, and Spain ( Alam et al., 2009 ; Narvaez et al., 2012 ; Newman et al., 2006 ; Zanin et al., 2011

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Joseph P. Albano, James Altland, Donald J. Merhaut, Sandra B. Wilson, and P. Chris Wilson

, 1996 ; Kidder and Hanlon Jr., 1997 ). Surprisingly, little information outside of technical bulletins is available for assessing the long-term effects of irrigation water acidification on nursery crops. A commercial nursery located in Fort Pierce, FL