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The Container Tree Nursery Manual


Volume 1: Nursery Planning, Development , and Management

Chapter 1 - Initial Planning and Feasibility Assessment

  1. Introduction
  2. Sources of Planting Stock
  3. Evaluating the Present Nursery Market
  4. Estimating Product Costs
  5. Feasibility Assessment and Development Tactics
  6. Summary
  7. Literature Cited

Chapter 2 - Site Selection

  1. Introduction
  2. Critical Site Selection Criteria
  3. Secondary Site Selection Criteria
  4. Evaluation of Alternative Sites
  5. Summary
  6. Literature Cited

Chapter 3 - Nursery Design and Layout

  1. Introduction
  2. Types of Propagation Environments
  3. Selecting a Propagation Structure
  4. Designing a Propagation Environment
  5. Service Buildings
  6. Summary
  7. Literature Cited

Chapter 4 - Environmental Controls and Seedling Production Equipment

  1. Introduction
  2. Environmental Controls and Instruments
  3. Benches and Supports for Containers
  4. Handling Equipment for Materials and Seedlings
  5. Seedling Production Equipment and Supplies
  6. Seedling Harvesting Equipment
  7. Summary
  8. Literature Cited

Chapter 5 - Nursery Management

  1. Introduction
  2. Organization
  3. Personnel and Supervision
  4. Data Collection and Analysis
  5. Nursery Problem Solving
  6. Customer Relations
  7. Summary
  8. References
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