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Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Fact Sheets
In recent years, there has been increased interest in sustainable production practices among nursery producers, primarily for economic reasons. Conventional nursery production relies heavily on the use of plastic containers, chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and imported substrate (“potting soil”) components.
These fact sheets and handouts were developed by a team lead by University of Florida and University of Georgia faculty:
- Alternatives to Petroleum-Based Containers for the Nursery Industry
- Nursery Crop Selection and Market Niches (Florida)
- Nursery Crop Selection and Market Implications (Georgia)
- Alternatives to Synthetic Herbicides for Weed Management in Container Nurseries
- Integrated Pest Management handout
The team also developed this video series on sustainability in nursery production.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ES09-097, Moving nursery producers toward sustainable production practices.
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These products were developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within these products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.