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16. Inventory Systems

Each year nursery managers estimate the number of seedlings they can ship from their nurseries. Seedlings produced for sale must be inventoried months in advance as a safegaurd against accepting more orders that can be filled. Stock produced for agency use must be inventoried in time to permit detailed preperations for field planting operations such as site preperation, contracts for the planting, and for adjusting the supply of seedlings by purchase if necessary.

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Author(s): Jack T. May

Publication: Southern Pine Nursery Handbook

Section: Chapter 16