Growing ornamental nursery crops can be a challenge, especially if you are new to the industry. Seasoned professionals also have questions about production practices. Below are resources for you to use when looking for information about nursery crops. K-State's award winning NurseryWorks conference for commercial nursery growers is held in conjunction with the Kansas Turfgrass Conference. The next conference will be held December 1 & 2, 2015 at the Expo Center in Topeka, KS. Attendance will be available online as well as in person. Archived presentations from the 2011 conference can be viewed at www.k-state.edu/nurseryworks. Please contact Dr. Cheryl Boyer, Nursery Crops Extension Specialist with questions, ideas and educational needs.
Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices is an excellent resource for nursery production information.
Alternative Nursery Potting Material www.SustainableSubstrates.com
Smart Farms: Managing Irrigation and Nutrition via Distributed Sensing
Center for Applied Nursery Research in Dearing, Georgia.
PUBLICATIONS Integrated Pest Management for Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern U.S. Nursery Production (Dr. Amy Fulcher and Dr. Sarah White, editors) is an excellent primer on nursery production. Available in the iBook store or downloaded by chapter here.
TOOLS IPM Pro App
Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and Integrated Pest Management Blog: News alerts and tips from Southeastern universities. K-State also contributes.