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Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Video Series
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.
A team lead by University of Florida and University of Georgia faculty has developed a video series, which can be found on their website, on topics related to sustainable nursery practices that reduce production inputs and associated costs. Additional resources, including curricula for Extension professionals, will be posted there as they become available.
Videos in the series include:
- Why is Sustainability Important?
- Sustainable Options for Nursery Containers
- Improving Energy Efficiency in Nurseries
- Effective Overhead Irrigation
- Low-Volume Irrigation
- Managing Nursery Runoff to Remove Contaminants
- Use of Reclaimed Water for Irrigation
- Recycling and Re-Purposing in the Nursery
The team also developed these fact sheets.
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.