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GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL HOME NURSERY
A. Site Selection and Preparation for Field-Grown Trees
B. Plastic Mulch - To Use or Not to Use
A. Choosing Rootstock
B. Nursery Options
PROPAGATION OPTIONS AND TIMELINES
THE SUMMER-BUDDED NURSERY: YEAR ONE
A. Ordering and Receiving Stock
B. Planting
C. Irrigation
Irrigation Without Plastic Mulch:
D. Nutrition Using Plastic Mulch
E. Nutrition Without Plastic Mulch
F. Budding Techniques
G. Weed, Disease, and Insect Control
H. Fall Care of Nursery
THE SUMMER -BUDDED NURSERY: YEAR TWO
B. Management
THE BENCHGRAFTED NURSERY: YEAR ONE
A. Procedures
B. Storage of Grafted Trees
C. Planting Grafted Trees
D. Benchgraft Maintenance After Planting
THE BENCHGRAFTED NURSERY: YEAR TWO
A. Maintenance
B. ‘Feathering’
C. Management
‘SLEEPING EYE’ STOCK MANAGEMENT
APPLE NURSERY WORK SCHEDULE
THE STONE FRUIT NURSERY
A. General Considerations
B. Growing Your Own Stock From Seed
C. Seed Sources
A. Seed Dormancy
B. Breaking Dormancy (Stratification)
C. Growing Seedling Transplants
D. Planting Through Plastic Mulch
E. Growing the Rootstocks
F. Budding
G. Fall Maintenance
THE STONE FRUIT NURSERY: YEAR TWO
STONE FRUIT NURSERY WORK SCHEDULE
MATERIALS LIST
REFERENCE BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Tree Fruit Home Nurseries - A GROWERS’ MANUAL

Tree Fruit Home Nurseries - A GROWERS’ MANUAL

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An outline of the essential steps in establishing and maintaining a successful home nursery.
An outline of the essential steps in establishing and maintaining a successful home nursery.

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