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Title: Designing propagation environments in forest and native plant nurseries

Author: Landis, Thomas D.;

Date: 2013

Source: In: Haase, D. L.; Pinto, J. R.; Wilkinson, K. M., technical coordinators. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2012. Proceedings RMRS-P-69. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 58-63.

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Description: Propagation environments are areas that have been modified for plant growth, and can be designed using the law of limiting factors. Identifying critical factors that are most limiting to optimal plant growth is helpful when developing both bareroot and container nurseries. Propagation environments can be categorized into minimally-controlled, semi-controlled, and fully-controlled. The defining characteristics of each are discussed. When planning a nursery, three things should be considered: the type of crop, local soil and climate conditions, and available budget.

Keywords: limiting factors, nursery design, seedling, greenhouse, bareroot

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Landis, Thomas D.. 2013. Designing propagation environments in forest and native plant nurseries. In: Haase, D. L.; Pinto, J. R.; Wilkinson, K. M., technical coordinators. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2012. Proceedings RMRS-P-69. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 58-63.

 


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