Understanding Soilless Media Test Results and Their Implications on Nursery and Greenhouse Crop Management
Although choosing or formulating media with optimum physical properties (such as pore air space and water holding capacity) for a given production environment and crop plant is important, this publication focuses on the chemical properties of soilless media determined with a laboratory test as conducted through the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service at the Division of Regulatory Services Soil Testing Laboratories.
Web only | 4 pages | 2,443 words | PDF: 252 kb
Understanding Irrigation Water Test Results and Their Implications on Nursery and Greenhouse Crop Management
The purpose of this fact sheet is to discuss irrigation water quality factors and to present general guidelines for optimal ranges for measured factors in a University of Kentucky water analysis for nursery and greenhouse crop production.
Web only | 6 pages | 3,971 words | PDF: 264 kb
Sustainable Production Systems: Principles and Approaches for Optimizing Efficiency in Nursery and Landscape Businesses
Publications in the Sustainable Production Systems series discuss ways of pursuing sustainability in nursery production systems. Sustainable businesses are those that yield acceptable returns on investments, conserve natural resources, make positive contributions to the community, and create a workplace culture where employees feel safe, productive, and valued.
Web only | 17 pages | 9,670 words | PDF: 5953 kb
Sustainable Production Systems: Efficient Wholesale Nursery Layout
This publication provides the framework for planning and implementing efficient wholesale nursery layout. Concepts and ideas presented here are applicable to new construction or the modification of an existing nursery. A basic approach toward creating efficient systems will be discussed as well as common nursery activities that may require consideration during the planning stages. Functional areas will be defined, and a framework for understanding the relationships between these functional areas will be presented.
Web only | 10 pages | 7,699 words | PDF: 4000 kb
Economic Impacts of the Kentucky Green Industry
The green industry, comprised of firms engaged in the production and use of landscape and floral crops and related supplies and equipment and the design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes, has a significant impact on Kentucky's economy. Green-industry enterprise owners, managers, and employees should be aware of their economic impacts, and policy makers and other state leaders need to know the importance of this industry as potential laws, regulations and resource allocations are considered. This publication is intended to provide a brief summary of the 2013 economic impacts of the green industry in Kentucky.
Web only | 3 pages | 1,841 words | PDF: 152 kb
Life Cycle Assessment: Implications for the Green Industry
The purpose of this circular is to give green industry leaders and business managers a better understanding of the terms and processes used to judge the impact of various production system components and practices.
Web only | 4 pages | 3,684 words | PDF: 194 kb
Characteristics of Kentucky's Nursery and Greenhouse Industries
The purpose of this publication is to characterize Kentucky's nursery and greenhouse industry in relation to the national and regional industry by gleaning information from the national surveys conducted by the Green Industry Research Consortium for 2013, 2008, and 2003. The survey data will be augmented by information obtained from the experiences of the authors and from conversations with nursery owners.
Web only | 10 pages | 3,937 words | PDF: 399 kb
2010 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
The UK Nursery and Landscape Program coordinates the efforts of faculty, staff, and students in several departments within the College of Agriculture tor the benefit of the Kentucky nursery and landscape industry.
Web only | 29 pages | 15,271 words | PDF: 629 kb
2008 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
1100 printed copies | 72 pages | - | PDF: 800 kb
2008 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
1100 printed copies | 30 pages | - | PDF: 1476 kb
2007 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
1100 printed copies | 48 pages | - | PDF: 1400 kb
Nursery and Landscape Program: 1997 Research Report
1500 printed copies | 40 pages | - | PDF: 463 kb
Nursery and Landscape Program: 1996 Research Report
1500 printed copies | 48 pages | - | PDF: 518 kb