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    Author(s): Kim M. Wilkinson
    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. 277-289.
    Publication Series: Agricultural Handbook
    Station: Washington Office
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    Description

    This handbook provides an overview of the factors that go into starting and operating a native plant nursery. Management includes all aspects of working with plants in all their phases of growth as described in Chapter 3, Crop Planning and Developing Propagation Protocols. Management also includes working with the community; organizing materials and infrastructure; planning educational activities and outreach; maintenance activities, such as watering and pest management; and much more. Each of these elements will become part of the day-to-day and year-to-year aspects of managing the nursery. At the outset, the variety and complexity of tasks may seem overwhelming. This chapter provides a broad overview of the essential aspects of managing a native plant nursery.

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    Citation

    Wilkinson, Kim M. 2009. Nursery management [Chapter 16]. 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. 277-289.

    Keywords

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

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