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Prairie Plant Production at the Mason State Nursery, Topeka, IL

The Mason State Nursery has been producing native Illinois prairie forbs and grasses since the late 1970s. Increased demand for plant materials for restoration and governmental programs in the 1980s led the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to institute a capital expansion of the nursery program. This expansion included construction of a greenhouse facility to grow prairie plants and clean the seed from these forbs and grasses. Custom growing agreements with other agencies led to additional expansion of the greenhouse facilities to meet additional production demands. Over time, experimentation with different growing regimens and containers has resulted in current container production methods now in use at the Mason State Nursery. This paper was presented at a joint meeting of the Northeast Forest and Conservation Nursery Association and Southern Forest Nursery Association (Williamsburg, VA, July 21–24, 2014).


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Author(s): David J. Horvath

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 58, Number 2 (2015)

Event: Joint Meeting of the Northeast Forest and Conservation Nursery Association and Southern Forest Nursery Association
2014 - Williamsburg, Virgina

Volume: 58

Number: 2

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