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Home Publications Woody Plant Seed Manual Chapter 7 - Nursery Practices

Chapter 7 - Nursery Practices

Plant propagation is both a science and an art. In this chapter, we examine the science of plant propagation, which consists of a knowledge of plant physiology, nursery cultural practices, and the biological characteristics of the particular plant that we want to grow. The art of plant propagation cannot be taught, however, because it consists of certain technical skills that must be acquired through experience and often requires a certain “feel.” This special quality is expressed in the saying that people who seem to be able to grow plants have a “green thumb” (Landis and others 1999). But before we get into the specific details of plant propagation, we first need to cover some basic nursery terms.


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