, G. Rieger, M. 2004 Banana cultivar trial for fruit production, ornamental-landscape use, and ornamental nursery production in south Georgia J. Food Distribution Res. 35 1 86 92 Fonsah, E.G. Krewer, G. Rieger, M. 2005 Second year banana cultivar trial
opportunities for nursery growers. Several prior efforts have been undertaken to quantify cost estimates for various ornamental plant production systems in the southeastern U.S. ( Hall et al., 1987 ; Hinson et al., 2007 ; Taylor et al., 1986 , 1990
There are over 1400 liner nurseries in the United States with over $395 million in sales in 2009 [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2010 ]. In this production system, small liners (3- to 20-inch tall) are densely planted at a rate of 7000 to
Bananas are a popular ornamental plant in the southern U.S. However, normally only a few cultivars, such as `Lady Finger' and `Orinoco', are grown in Georgia. Thirty-three primarily commercial cultivars of bananas were grown for two years near Savannah, Georgia to determine their suitability for ornamental and nursery production. Most plants were grown from tissue culture plugs. They where given rates of fertilization used for commercial banana fruit production. Most cultivars produced 10 to 14 leaves and grew to heights of 1.5 to 2.0 m. Some displayed desirable ornamental characteristics such as pink tinted pseudostems, colorful flowers, and large graceful leaves. Many of the cultivars flowered and began producing fruit in late summer, although only `1780', `Raja Puri' and `Sweetheart' produced palatable fruit before frost in November in some years. Cultivars were also rated for their ability to produce suckers that can be used for nursery production. In year two, `1780' and `Manzano' produced the largest number of high quality suckers for nursery production. For the planting as a whole, sales of suckers at a field day averaged $7/per plant in year 2 and $17/per plant in year 3.
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invest in building water capacity on-farm. Therefore, this project studies the impacts of the recycling investment on capital and operating costs of selected ornamental nurseries, as well as an engineering analysis of “typical” or simulated small and
surface runoff water from a simulated container plant nursery Weed Technol. 13 799 806 Majsztrik, J.C. Ristvey, A.G. Lea-Cox, J.D. 2011 Water and nutrient management in the production of container-grown ornamentals Hort. Rev. 38 253 297 Majsztrik, J.C. Lea
) Database, where fewer resources are available for nursery growers ( Southern IPM Center, 2018 ). The sheer diversity of plant material makes ornamental production more difficult to manage, given that pest complexes on most plants have not been studied at
The 2013 estimated economic contribution of the ornamental green industry in the United States was $136 billion in sales revenue. In terms of employment and gross domestic product (GDP) contributions, the production of nursery, greenhouse, and
, including nationwide surveys of nurseries and surrounding forested areas ( Rizzo et al., 2002 ; Stokstad, 2004 ; Werres et al., 2001 ). Nursery production facilities with densely grown plants, intensive cropping at the same site, movement of nursery