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03. Nursery Design and Layout

An intensive soil surver and an accurate topographic map of the nursery site provide the basis for a detailed development plan. The USDA Soil Conservation Service will provide a soil map that will delineate soil types to within approxiamately 1 acre. The topographic map should show contours at 1-foor intervals on a scale which 1 inch equals 100 feet. Primary points to be considered in making the plan are: size and shape of the production area, amount of clearing and land leveling needed, drainage and road network, layout of the irrigation system, fences and windbreaks, and location and types of buildings.

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Author(s): Jack T. May

Publication: Southern Pine Nursery Handbook

Section: Chapter 3