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Title: 3: Planning crops and developing propagation protocols

Author: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Wilkinson, Kim M.;

Date: 2009

Source: In: Dumroese, R. Kasten; Luna, Tara; Landis, Thomas D., editors. Nursery manual for native plants: A guide for tribal nurseries - Volume 1: Nursery management. Agriculture Handbook 730. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 33-53.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

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Description: Crop planning is an important but often neglected aspect of successful nursery management. Crop planning enables proper scheduling of the necessary time, materials, labor, and space to produce crops. Many painstaking details, such as the careful design of nursery facilities; working with clients; collecting and propagating seeds and cuttings; and making improvements in media, irrigation, fertilization, handling, and storage, go into good nursery operations. All the benefits associated with improvements in these areas, however, will not be realized without excellent crop planning. It is essential to plan crops so that high-quality plants can be delivered to clients at the agreed-on time.

Keywords: nursery, native plants, Virtual Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetics Resources (RNGR), Tribal Nursery Council

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Jacobs, Douglass F.; Wilkinson, Kim M. 2009. 3: Planning crops and developing propagation protocols. In: Dumroese, R. Kasten; Luna, Tara; Landis, Thomas D., editors. Nursery manual for native plants: A guide for tribal nurseries - Volume 1: Nursery management. Agriculture Handbook 730. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 33-53.

 


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