01. Basic Concepts of Nursery Soils Management
Intensive management is needed to grow 700,000 to 800,000 plantable seedlings per acre in a nursery. This requirement is particularly strong when the nursery is in production for many years. The nursery soil and the practices for its management are the core of the entire seedling production program. Southern pine seedlings are an outstadingly valuable brop, at between $8,000 and $15,000 per acre of seedlings (1980 values). Soils differ in many charecteristics from nursery to nursery and even within a single nursery. Consequently a knowledge of soil properties and the effects of nursery management practices is extremely important.
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Author(s): Jack T. May
Publication: Southern Pine Nursery Handbook
Section: Chapter 1