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Evaluation of Clean Chip Residual as an Alternative Substrate for Container-Grown Plants
Boyer, Cheryl (2008-05-15)
Clean chip residual (CCR), a forestry by-product, could become an important replacement for pine bark in containerized nursery and greenhouse crop production. Rising costs of pine bark (PB) due to reduced production, ...
Evaluation of Distilled Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) as an Alternative Substrate Component in the Production of Greenhouse-Grown Annuals
Vandiver, Taylor A. (2013-04-29)
Peat moss and perlite are the core components found in soilless greenhouse substrates today and are thus in high demand commercially. Due to both environmental and economic concerns associated with peat harvest and production, ...
Evaluation of Sustainable Alternative Substrate Components for Container Plant Production
Murphy, Anna-Marie (2011-04-06)
Pine bark, peat, and perlite have served as the standard substrate components of container-grown plants for over 50 years. Due to a number of factors, including increased transportation costs, a shift to in-field harvesting ...
Exploring Methods to Enhance Rooting of Vaccinium arboreum Stem Cuttings
Baker, Andrew (2014-05-15)
Sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum Marshall) has great potential in the fruit and ornamental industries, but is very difficult to vegetatively propagate. A series of rooting experiments were run using juvenile cuttings from ...
On-site Evaluation of Irrigation Management Practices in Container Nurseries in Alabama and the Effect of Leaching Fraction-based Irrigation on Fertilizer Longevity.
Krofft, Claire E. (2020-03-31)
Container production of ornamental plants is an important part of the green industry in Alabama. Container nursery growers rely on near daily irrigation and applications of fertilizers to produce marketable plants. Cultural ...
State Survey of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus Zimmerman) Impacts on Residential Landscapes and the Green Industry of Alabama and an Evaluation of Commercial Deer Repellents
Baker, Laura Ashley (2010-07-29)
Four studies, funded by Mississippi State University, were done to determine white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Zimmerman) damage to ornamental plants and their impact on homeowners, as well as the nursery and ...