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

(income) to the nation's economy, and created employment for 1.96 million (mn) people ( Hall et al., 2006 ). Nursery and greenhouse production was among the largest green industry sectors in terms of employment impacts (2,621,408 jobs) and value

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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

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Jennifer H. Dennis, Roberto G. Lopez, Bridget K. Behe, Charles R. Hall, Chengyan Yue, and Benjamin L. Campbell

The $147.8 billion U.S. green industry includes nursery and greenhouse producers, landscape service providers as well as wholesale and retail distributors ( Hall et al., 2006 ). The wholesale value of plant production by nurseries in the top 17 U

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Oleg Daugovish, Mark Bolda, Sukhwinder Kaur, Maren J. Mochizuki, Daniel Marcum, and Lynn Epstein

Each year, California strawberry nurseries transplant “mother” plants into 1,000 ha to produce over one billion runner plants (daughters) for either out-of-state sale or for 15,620 ha of California fruit production, valued at ≈$1.8 billion ( Calif

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Janet C. Cole, Roger Kjelgren, and David L. Hensley

Coordinating Committee (WRCC-58) “The Production, Transition, and Reestablishment of Perennial Nursery Stock.” The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby

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

spending ( Hall et al., 2006 ). In 2006, sales of U.S. nursery and greenhouse crops reached $16.9 billion ( Jerardo, 2007 ). Despite its growing importance, however, the production and management practices followed in this industry have not been well

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

“BNB” tree (N.L. Bassuk, personal communication). In recent times, other nursery techniques have become increasingly popular, including PIP container-grown, IGF, and BR production systems. Though each method offers advantages and disadvantages, some

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

-derived mulches have also been effective for weed control in nursery production, providing acceptable, long-term control of common weed species ( Richardson et al., 2008 ; Wilen et al., 1999 ). In other container plant studies, combinations of herbicides and

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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