Production Systems

Field Nursery Production

Reviewed by Win Dunwell, Extension Specialist (Issued 2004, Revised 2009)
Reviewed by Sarah Vanek, Extension Associate (Revised 2013)

Container Nursery Production

Reviewed by Win Dunwell, Extension Specialist (Issued 2004, Revised 2009)
Reviewed by Sarah Vanek, Extension Associate (Revised 2013)

Pot-in-Pot Nursery Production

Reviewed by Win Dunwell, Extension Specialist (Issued 2004, Revised 2009)
Reviewed by Sarah Vanek, Extension Associate (Revised 2013)

Propagation Nursery

Reviewed by Win Dunwell, Extension Specialist (Issued 2004, Revised 2009)
Reviewed by Sarah Vanek, Extension Associate (Revised 2013)

Best Management Practices Guide for Producing Nursery Crops Third Edition (2013) - Southern Nursery Association

The Best Management Practices (BMP) Guide is designed to help growers identify and promote exceptional management practices, methods and procedures. These management practices can be implemented regardless of nursery size or location and empowers container and field-grown plant producers to operate at a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness while implementing proactive management practices necessary to produce plants with minimal environmental impact.

This ever-popular guide has become recognized as the undisputed benchmark for horticultural BMPs in the U.S. with more than 6,000 copies in use today. The Best Management Practices Guide, v 1.0 was published in 1996 with an updated v 2.0 printed in 2007. Version 3.0 has been updated to include the latest best management practices, an enhanced irrigation section and two new sections - Constructed Wetlands:  A How To Guide For Nurseries, as well as information on the RMA Crop Protection Insurance Program.

At A Glance - Crop Profiles

Christmas Trees

Reviewed by Deborah Hill, Extension Specialist (Issued 2003, Revised 2006, Revised 2010)

Willows for Cuttings

Reviewed by Sharon Bale, UK Extension Specialist; and Bobbie and Ron Harrison, Growers, Willow Dreams Farm, Edmonton, KY (Issued 2004, Revised 2009)
Reviewed by Sarah Vanek, Extension Specialist (Revised 2013)

Woody Cuts

Reviewed by Bob Anderson, Extension Specialist (Issued 2007)
Reviewed by Sharon Bale, Extension Specialist (Revised 2011)

Economic Information

HO-89: Characteristics of Kentucky's Nursery and Greenhouse Industries

Dewayne L. Ingram, Horticulture, University of Kentucky

Alan Hodges, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida

HO-108: Economic Impacts of the Kentucky Green Industry

Dewayne L. Ingram, Horticulture, University of Kentucky

Alan Hodges, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida

Regulatory

Nursery and Nursery Dealer Licensing Information - Kentucky's Office of the State Entomologist

Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) Chapter 249.060 states:

"Every resident nursery or dealer selling nursery stock in this state shall ANNUALLY file credentials with the state entomologist."e State Entomologist