Plant Nurseries Articles

  • Sunset Colony Study

    “We have had the Silver Bullet AG300 unit now for ten months with great measurable results. This system is currently on our water line, treating the swine gestation, farrowing and nursery. The unit can treat 75,000 gallons of water per day and will be injected into our large water tank to treat our swine gestation, farrowing, nursery, finishers and dairy. What I like about the Silver Bullet ...

  • Premier Plant Producers

    Premier Plant Producers has been using Passfield since 2004 and traceability has been one of the key benefits. The batch numbers (which are allocated at the point an order is placed) can be traced throughout the processes on the nursery as well as the transport and invoicing systems in the office. Premier Plant Producers’ customers can quote these batch numbers from delivery notes, order ...


    By Passfield Data Systems Ltd

  • Majestic Trees

    Majestic Trees is a multi award winning wholesaler of semi-mature containerized trees and has been using Passfield since 2004. Passfield handles their entire transaction process, from purchasing to selling, including automated back-to-back ordering and customised pricing. “This means we’re able to work as a team and communicate with each other clearly throughout the process” ...


    By Passfield Data Systems Ltd

  • Härkälän puutarha - Case Study

    Härkälä nursery is locally a strong brand. In addition to company image of “locally grown”, the very high quality of Härkälä products keeps the customers happy. “We have long term focus in developing our production. We have been the first to introduce new technologies in climate control and other areas of cultivation. We operate the logistics ...


    By Netled Oy

  • Case study - Coast Nurseries, Inc., Somis, California, USA

    “Our facility has been working with Sidel Systems over the past five years. With each improvement we’ve made, Sid’s expertise has been invaluable. The equipment he has installed has helped to greatly reduce our natural gas bills. The greatest savings were when we removed nine smaller boilers and Sid replaced them with a new 350 HP fire-tube boiler and his flue gas condensing ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • GWT- Agro-Z media enhanced plant growth and reduces fertilizer usage in Nursery

    This case outlines the benefits and advantages of using GWT series Agro-Z medium in an agriculture plant nursery application. This particular large nursery was challenged with brackish water and salty soil. The plant growing operations were suffering due to lack of plant growth.  Genesis Water Technologies, experienced in agriculture water treatment solutions provided both a water treatment ...

  • Agriculture Plant Nursery - Case Study

    Challenge A plant nursery company had water quality issues from the well water source that there were using for irrigation purposes in their plant growing operations. These water quality issues including total dissolved salts (TDS) around 2500 mg/l, as well as turbidity, mineral hardness and microbiological contaminants. The plants were slow growing. ...

  • Is Horticultural Science in Crisis? What is Needed to Assure Its Future?

    "Kenya has a shortage of competent horticultural staff at institutional and commercial levels." "Horticulture is facing a crisis in the United Kingdom." "Is horticulture a withering field in the USA?" "Concerns over shortage of agriculture graduates In Australia." "Uganda's flower sector faces an imminent shortage of qualified managers and supervisors in flower ...

  • What is the Future of Horticultural Science in Africa?

    Horticulture is a labour intensive sector that is important for human wellbeing: 'agriculture supplies protein, carbohydrates and staple crops - but we would have a pretty boring life without horticulture.' Nevertheless, in many countries, faculties of agriculture and their departments of horticulture have been swallowed by schools of life or earth sciences. As a result horticulture gets ...

  • Can medicinal plants alleviate poverty and protect Nepal’s fragile environment?

    Farmers in the high Himalayas partner with a U.S.–based nonprofit to cultivate medicinal plants — and the environmental and economic benefits they offer. On a trip to their childhood home in eastern Nepal in the early 2000s, Nepalese staff members of the Mountain Institute — an organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that works to protect mountain environments ...


    By Ensia

  • 19 Things the AP Got Wrong

    The Associated Press recently published an article on “the secret environmental cost of U.S. ethanol policy.” There is much in this article that is too misleading, poor or deficient analysis, over-simplistic, or poorly drawn conclusions to comment on, but here are 19 big things the AP got wrong. ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story

    I am an engineer. I am a civil engineer and I work with “cohesive sediment”, which is a fancy term for mud. Mud is all over the place, in lakes and rivers, in river mouths (estuaries) and inlets, along the coast and in the deep ocean. Mud is actually very important, as it brings food to the ecosystem, and provides proper habitat for many animals and plants. But mud can become ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Crops flourish with Scalewatcher

    Water is an essential component of horticulture and agriculture whether it is used for irrigating field-scale vegetables, nursery stock, flowers or fruit.  Where water contains high degrees of calcium, magnesium and sodium, it can cause nutrient deficiency in plants and crops resulting in stunted growth and poor yields. Calcium also blocks irrigation systems and boilers in heated ...

  • NJ Nursery Day Care Environmental Inspections - Why? is it really necessary

    New Jersey day care center directors are feeling the effects of government intervention in the form of additional environmental inspection requirements for initial or re certification of their day care centers. Is this testing necessary? Probably one of the most asked questions by day care center directors to environmental professionals. ...

  • Sure Start Nursery - Case Study

    Project: Sure Start Nursery Client: Jungle Hut Preschool Completed: July 2010 Floor area: 80m2 Duration: 3 weeks ...


    By Modulek

  • Outcrossing in early-stage spring wheat breeder seed development

    Outcrossing (OC) during the initial stages of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) breeder seed development ('head-rowing') may lead to off-types appearing in later generations of pedigreed seed. The objective of this research project was to measure OC in a simulated short (1.3 m) breeder row nursery of spring wheat. Rows of four cultivars known to differ in OC potential were grown at up to 12 ...

  • Characterization of resistance to fusarium head blight in an eastern U.S. soft red winter wheat population

    Host resistance is important to control Fusarium head blight (FHB) ), caused by the fungus Fusarium graminearum (Schwabe) [teleomorph: Gibberella zeae (schw.) Petch], in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Effective breeding requires understanding the genetics of resistance in breeding populations. Our objective was to deduce the genetics of FHB resistance in eastern U.S. soft red winter wheat (SRWW) ...

  • Characterization of selected nutrients and bacteria from anaerobic swine manure lagoons on sow, nursery, and finisher farms in the Mid-South USA

    Received for publication October 31, 2008. Swine (Sus scrofa domestica) production in the Mid-South USA comprises sow, nursery, and finisher farms. A 2007 packing plant closure started a regional shift from finisher to sow and nursery farms. Changes in manure stored in lagoons and land-applied as fertilizer were expected but were unknown because nutrient and bacterial levels had not been ...

  • Genomewide selection for rapid introgression of exotic germplasm in maize

    The length of time needed for prebreeding in adapted x exotic maize (Zea mays L.) crosses has deterred breeders from exploiting exotic germplasm. My objective in this study was to determine, by simulation, the usefulness of genomewide selection for the rapid improvement of an adapted x exotic cross. I simulated F2, BC1, and BC2 populations from an adapted x exotic maize cross. The adapted inbred ...

  • Full-sib reciprocal recurrent selection with the use of doubled Haploids

    Doubled haploids are increasingly used in plant breeding, especially in maize (Zea mays L.) breeding. Their use can deeply change the interest of recurrent selection for the development of new hybrids. To show this, a full-sib reciprocal recurrent selection scheme using doubled haploids (DH FS-RRS) is proposed. Doubled haploid lines are derived from each population and they are then pair-crossed, ...

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