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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 58, Number 1 (2015) Forest Seedling Nursery Practices in the Southern United States: Container Nurseries

Forest Seedling Nursery Practices in the Southern United States: Container Nurseries

The production of container-grown seedlings for reforestation in the Southern United States has increased nearly 5,000 percent since 1980. Current container seedling production in the Southern United States represents 68 percent of the entire U.S. container production. This article describes results from a comprehensive survey of container nursery practices in the Southern United States that includes nursery size, seedlings produced, container type, and growing media. In addition, production methods such as sowing, pest control, irrigation, fertilization, cultural techniques, shipping, and labor sources are also described.


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Author(s): Tom E. Starkey, Scott A. Enebak, David B. South

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 58, Number 1 (2015)

Volume: 58

Number: 1

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