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
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.