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7. Containers

A nursery container could be anything that holds growing media, drains, allows for healthy root development, does not disintegrate before outplanting, and allows for an intact, healthy root system to be removed with a minimum of disturbance to the plant. Understanding how container properties affect plant health and growth, as well as nursery operations, will help growers choose the best containers for their needs.

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Author(s): Thomas D. Landis, Tara Luna, R. Kasten Dumroese

Publication: Tropical Nursery Manual