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Title: 6: Containers

Author: Luna, Tara; Landis, Thomas D.; Dumroese, R. Kasten;

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. 95-111.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

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Description: The choice of container is one of the most important considerations in developing a new nursery or growing a new species. Not only does the container control the amount of water and mineral nutrients that are available for plant growth, a container's type and dimensions also affect many operational aspects of the nursery such as bench size and type of filling and harvesting equipment. After a container is selected, it can be very expensive and time consuming to change to another type.

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

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Luna, Tara; Landis, Thomas D.; Dumroese, R. Kasten 2009. 6: Containers. 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. 95-111.

 


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