Resources for Nursery & Greenhouse

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Greenhouse Heater Checklist Aug 17, 2009 2906-1387
Getting Started in the Nursery Business: Nursery Production Options
The nursery industry in Virginia has enjoyed an extended period of growth and expansion. Consequently, there is considerable interest in and some potential for new business opportunities in the industry. Another consequence of this period of economic growth is an increase in competition within the industry to supply the growing demand for landscape plants. Those interested in getting into the nursery business are strongly encouraged to invest their time and energy into learning as much as they can about the modern nursery industry, and the many options now available in nursery production, before they invest any money in facilities and operations.
Apr 27, 2015 430-050 (HORT-89P)
Monitoring Nutrients in Large Nursery Containers May 1, 2009 430-070
The Basics of Fertilizer Calculations for Greenhouse Crops Sep 21, 2015 430-100 (HORT-187P)
Dealing with the High Cost of Energy for Greenhouse Operations Jun 30, 2009 430-101
Using Plant Growth Regulators on Containerized Herbaceous Perennials Jun 8, 2012 430-103 (HORT-4P)
Resources for Greenhouse and Nursery Operations and Operators May 6, 2016 430-104 (HORT-188P)
Virginia Cut Holly Production: Planning and Site Selection May 1, 2009 430-465
Virginia Cut Holly Production: Alternative Ground Cover May 1, 2009 430-466
Virginia Cut Holly Production: Orchard Layout and Planting May 1, 2009 430-467
Virginia Cut Holly Production: Holly Pollination and Honey Bees May 1, 2009 430-468
Virginia Cut Holly Production: Pest Management May 1, 2009 430-469
Virginia Cut Holly Production: Pruning, Harvesting and Marketing May 1, 2009 430-470
Virginia Cut Holly Production: Vegetation Control May 1, 2009 430-471
Soil Sample Information Sheet for Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery Production Sep 24, 2015 452-126(CSES-136NP)
Pest Management Guide: Field Crops, 2017 Feb 17, 2017 456-016 (ENTO-221P)
Pest Management Guide: Horticultural and Forest Crops, 2017 Feb 17, 2017 456-017 (ENTO-222P)
Imported Willow Leaf Beetle
Imported willow leaf beetle was identified in the United States in 1915. It likely arrived on landscape plants shipped from Europe, where it is native.
May 20, 2015 ENTO-139NP
Advanced Irrigation Management for Container-Grown Ornamental Crop Production
Container-grown plants are constrained with regard to root growth, and are affected by factors including container size, substrate, weather, nutrition, and irrigation. Typical soilless substrates will hold less plant-available water than a typical field soil, making water management a critical component of any container-grown plant production system. A well-designed and managed irrigation system, which works in concert with the aforementioned factors, can provide the necessary quantity of water to support plant growth in an efficient manner.
Sep 23, 2016 HORT-218P
GroZone Tracker Sep 21, 2016 HORT-227P
Selecting and Using Plant Growth Regulators on Floricultural Crops
Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are chemicals that are designed to affect plant growth and/or development (figure 1). They are applied for specific purposes to elicit specific plant responses. Although there is much scientific information on using PGRs in the greenhouse, it is not an exact science. Achieving the best results with PGRs is a combination of art and science — science tempered with a lot of trial and error and a good understanding of plant growth and development. good understanding of plant growth and development.
Nov 18, 2013 430-102 (HORT-43P)
Virginia Boxwood Blight Task Force
To provide leadership in safeguarding and protecting the ornamental horticulture industry, historical gardens and landscape plantings from boxwood blight.
May 20, 2014 PPWS-30
Plant Injury From Herbicide Residue
In recent years, an increased number of cases of injury from herbicide residue in straw/hay, manure, and compost have been diagnosed in the Virginia Tech Plant Disease Clinic. Growers are surprised and dismayed to learn that manure, straw, mulch, or other amendments intended to improve their garden or landscape might have such unforeseen consequences. Of particular concern to organic growers are herbicide residues.
Aug 22, 2016 PPWS-77P