Container Tree Manual – Volume 1

Volume 1 - Nursery Planning, Development and Mgmt.

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Volume 1 – Nursery Planning, Development and Mgmt.
The authors provide information and guidance on how to start a container tree nursery. How does one build a nursery from scratch and equip it? What are the processes involved in growing container seedlings? How does one manage the process and the people?

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Initial Planning and Feasibility Assessment

Pages 3-26

  • Introduction
  • Sources of Planting Stock
  • Evaluating the Present Nursery Market
  • Estimating Product Costs
  • Feasibility Assessment and Development Tactics
  • Summary
  • Literature Cited
Chapter 2 – Site Selection

Pages 27-46

  • Introduction
  • Critical Site Selection Criteria
  • Secondary Site Selection Criteria
  • Evaluation of Alternative Sites
  • Summary
  • Literature Cited
Chapter 3 – Nursery Design and Site Layout, Pages 47-98
  • Introduction
  • Types of Propagation Environments
  • Selecting a Propagation Structure Designing a Propagation Environment
  • Service Buildings
  • Site Layout and Orientation
  • Summary
  • Literature Cited
Chapter 4 – Environmental Controls and Seedling Production Equipment

Pages 99-152

  • Introduction
  • Environmental Controls and Instrumentation
  • Benches and Supports for Containers
  • Handling Equipment for Materials and Seedlings
  • Seedling Production Equipment and Supplies
  • Seedling Harvesting Equipment
  • Summary
  • Literature Cited
Chapter 5 – Nursery Management

Pages 153-188

  • Introduction
  • Organization
  • Personnel and Supervision
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Nursery Problem Solving
  • Customer Relations
  • Summary
  • References