The Target Seedling Concept - A Tool for Better Communication Between Nurseries and Their Customers
The target seedling is a concept that developed out of the research on seedling quality in the 1970s and 1980s. The basic idea is that the quality of nursery stock is determined by outplanting performance (survival and growth)rather that characteristics or standards measured at the nursery.This means that there is no all-purpose seedling,but that each outplanting project will require different types of plants.The target seedling concept is collaborative because it requires information from the seedling customer.However,it is not static but must be continually updated and improved to incorporate changing nursery cultural practices as well as feedback from outplanting trials.
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Author(s): Thomas D. Landis
Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 2002
Southern Forest Nursery Association and the Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association Meeting
2002 - Gainesville, FL
Section: Southern Forest Nursery Association and the Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association