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This book focuses on the dark side of forest-nursery production. However, our emphasis on pests and problems is really just a step toward the common goal of producing healthy trees for regenerating the forests of the Northwest. Healthy trees don't grow in nurseries by accident. In fact, the same conditions that make nursery production of seedlings successful— high densities, favorable temperature and moisture, and intensive agricultural crop-management techniques—are also ideal for many of the fungi and insects that attack seedlings. Healthy trees result when pest management is integrated with the other aspects of nursery culture throughout the crop cycle. This book is about growing healthy trees by integrating nursery pest-management principles with the day-to-day operation of the enterprise.

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Author(s): Philip B. Hamm, Sally J. Campbell, Everett M. Hansen

Publication: Growing Healthy Seedlings

Section: Introduction