Nursery Management

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Landlinks Press, 2004 - Science - 320 pages
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Nursery Management second edition is an introduction to setting up and running profitable and efficient nursery businesses covering production, wholesale and retail nurseries at various scales of operation.

The book discusses all the practical aspects of nursery management from site selection, production systems, and plant propagation through to materials and equipment. Conventional as well as non-chemical biological control measures for pests, weeds and disease control are included.

Management issues for production nurseries, wholesalers and retail nurseries are treated separately for each operation and cover products and services, budgeting, production management, work scheduling and staffing.

The chapter on marketing looks at the major changes that have taken place in the nursery industry, particularly the roles that landscapers, garden centres and hardware stores now play in retailing. It covers market research, promotions, distribution and consumer laws and shows the operator how to define the scope of their operation to fit their resources and how to sell their product for maximum return.

This accessible guide is essential reading for anyone considering entering the nursery industry, and for those already in the business.

Covers production, wholesale and retail nurseries
Discusses practical aspects of site selection, disease control, production systems and equipment
Explores marketing issues including distribution and relevant consumer law.
 

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User Review  - nursery man - Borders

Many, many excellent topics are covered in this book on Nursery startup. In my case i will use this book as a reference to review our current Nursery situation as we assess the potential for change and expansion. Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the nursery industry
1
The nursery site
17
Propagation
29
Potting and transplanting
45
Selecting and managing nursery stock
59
Plant breeding and ownership
87
Pest and disease management
105
Growing media
127
Irrigation
193
Glasshouses shadehouses and other nursery structures
211
Management
233
Marketing
267
Horticulture resources and contacts
303
Metricimperial conversion
309
Glossary
311
Index
316

Nursery materials and equipment
159

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John Mason is an author with over 1.2 million books in print, includingAn Enemy?Called Average, You?re Born an Original? Don't Die a Copy, and Let Go of Whatever?Makes You Stop. He is the founder and president of Insight International, an organization dedicated to helping people reach their dreams and fulfill their destiny. John is in great demand as a speaker throughout the United States and abroad.

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