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Tropical Nursery Manual

A Guide to Starting and Operating a Nursery for Native and Traditional Plants

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Tropical Nursery Manual - Complete

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Front and Back Covers

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About, Acknowledgments, and Introduction

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Table of Contents

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1. Why Start a Tropical Nursery for Native and Traditional Plants?

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2. Planning a Tropical Nursery

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3. Defining the Target Plant

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4. Crop Planning: Propagation Protocols, Schedules, and Records

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5. Propagation Environments

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6. Growing Media

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7. Containers

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8. Collecting, Processing, and Storing Seeds

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9. Seed Germination and Sowing Options

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10. Vegetative Propagation

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11. Water Quality and Irrigation

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12. Plant Nutrition and Fertilization

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13. Beneficial Microorganisms

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14. Problem Prevention and Holistic Pest Management

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15. Hardening

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16. Harvesting and Shipping

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17. Outplanting

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18. Working With People

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19. Nursery Management

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20. Discovering Ways to Improve Nursery Practices and Plant Quality

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