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Propagation environments [Chapter 4]Author(s): Douglass F. Jacobs; Thomas D. Landis; Tara Luna
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. 55-75.
Publication Series: Agricultural Handbook
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DescriptionAn understanding of all factors influencing plant growth in a nursery environment is needed for the successful growth and production of high-quality container plants. Propagation structures modify the atmospheric conditions of temperature, light, and relative humidity. Native plant nurseries are different from typical horticultural nurseries because plants must be conditioned for outplanting on stressful sites where little or no aftercare is provided. This set of circumstances makes conditioning and hardening (see Chapter 12, Hardening) especially important, and these horticultural treatments require changing or modifying propagation structures.
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CitationJacobs, Douglass F.; Landis, Thomas D.; Luna, Tara. 2009. Propagation environments [Chapter 4]. 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. 55-75.
Keywordsnursery, native plants, Virtual Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetics Resources (RNGR), Tribal Nursery Council
- Hardening [Chapter 12]
- Harvesting, storing, and shipping [Chapter 13]
- Vegetative propagation [Chapter 9]
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