Nursery Management

Reihe
Prentice Hall
Autor
Harold Davidson / Roy Mecklenburg / Curtis Peterson  
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
4
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
529
Erschienen
August 1999
ISBN13
9780138579968
ISBN
0138579962
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Description

For courses in Nursery Management.

Based on the authors' extensive and varied experiences in the field, input from nursery managers across the country, and cutting-edge information from regional and state professional associations, this text provides both general and specific information on the full range of topics related to nursery management.

Features

  • NEW - Current trends in management of nurseries-e.g., development of mission statements, strategic planning and nursery organization, the importance of leadership and an employee handbook, and the challenges of working with a non-English speaking workforce (Ch. 3).
    • Human resource regulations and guidelines are constantly being revised, and knowledge of the latest practices helps to ensure good employer/employee relationships. Ex.___

  • NEW - The use of computer spreadsheets in evaluating the cost of both container-grown and field grown-plants-(Ch. 7). A spreadsheet with Excel formulas (in the Instructor's Manual) allows instructors to demonstrate how a grower might use a spreadsheet.
    • Knowledge and use of computers in the industry is critical to efficiency and overall productivity. Ex.___

  • NEW - The impact of computer management of nursery inventory data-Integrated with digging, shipping, sales records and invoice management. Includes examples. (Ch. 9)
    • Explains and illustrates the benefits of computerized data management. Ex.___

  • NEW - Integrated pest management (Ch. 16).
    • Shows students how many nurseries have introduced biological control of weeds, insects, and diseases into their production practices. Ex.___

  • NEW - Discussion of the environmental impact of nursery production practices.
    • Environmental concerns are increasingly affecting regulations/guidelines. Ex.___

  • Introduction to the nursery industry-Covers the history and current status of the industry, including the development of the industry and how it has changed and is changing in response to internal and external factors (economic, political, social, technical, and weather).
    • Provides important background enabling the student to see the rationale for changes in the industry. Ex.___

  • Full coverage of nursery administration-Discusses the principles of business management applied to nurseries-e.g., selection of a nursery site; organization and development of the nursery; laws, regulations, and codes; financial management; wholesale marketing of nursery crops; nursery inventory control; shipping of nursery stock.
    • Essential for anyone acting in an administrative role and needing the “big picture” of a nursery operation. Ex.___

  • Comprehensive coverage of plant culture-Covers the principles of plant science as they apply to Nursery Management-e.g., nursery crop production; soil and nutrition management for field-grown plants; media and nutrition management for container-grown plants; irrigation of nursery crops; modifying plant growth and development in the nursery; controlling weeds, insects, and disease; nursery storage facilities; the production and use of compost.
    • A solid understanding of these is the foundation of a successful business. Ex.___

  • Extensive lists of references and resources.
    • Suggests additional reading for those who wish to pursue a subject in greater depth, and references and resources for coverage of materials beyond the scope of the text. Ex.___

  • Convenient tables and charts.
    • Provides students with quick-reference, in-text resources for calculating a variety of measures. Ex.___

New to this Edition

  • Current trends in management of nurseries-e.g., development of mission statements, strategic planning and nursery organization, the importance of leadership and an employee handbook, and the challenges of working with a non-English speaking workforce (Ch. 3).
    • Human resource regulations and guidelines are constantly being revised, and knowledge of the latest practices helps to ensure good employer/employee relationships. Ex.___

  • The use of computer spreadsheets in evaluating the cost of both container-grown and field grown-plants-(Ch. 7). A spreadsheet with Excel formulas (in the Instructor's Manual) allows instructors to demonstrate how a grower might use a spreadsheet.
    • Knowledge and use of computers in the industry is critical to efficiency and overall productivity. Ex.___

  • The impact of computer management of nursery inventory data-Integrated with digging, shipping, sales records and invoice management. Includes examples. (Ch. 9)
    • Explains and illustrates the benefits of computerized data management. Ex.___

  • Integrated pest management (Ch. 16).
    • Shows students how many nurseries have introduced biological control of weeds, insects, and diseases into their production practices. Ex.___

  • Discussion of the environmental impact of nursery production practices.
    • Environmental concerns are increasingly affecting regulations/guidelines. Ex.___

Table of Contents

I. GENERAL.

 1. Brief History of the Nursery Industry.
 2. The Nursery Industry.

II. ADMINISTRATION.

 3. Management Applied to Nurseries.
 4. Selection of a Nursery Site.
 5. Organization and Development of the Nursery Site.
 6. Laws, Regulations, and Codes.
 7. Financial Management.
 8. Wholesale Marketing of Nursery Crops.
 9. Nursery Inventory Management.
10. Shipping Nursery Stock.

III. CULTURE.

11. Nursery Crop Production.
12. Soil and Nutrition Management for Field-Grown Plants.
13. Media and Nutrition Management for Container-Grown Plants.
14. Irrigation of Nursery Crops.
15. Modifying Plant Growth and Development in the Nursery.
16. Managing Weeds, Insects, and Diseases.
17. Nursery Storage Facilities.
18. The Production and Use of Compost.

IV. APPENDICES.

A. Guide to Plant Locators.
B. Partial List of Books and Bulletins Pertaining to Areas of Nursery Management.
C. Addresses of Nursery-Related Organizations.
D. Trade Journals Related to the Nursery Industry.
E. Approximate Metric Conversions.
F. Rate per 1000 sq ft Nomograph.
G. Rate Per Acre Nomograph.
H. Fertilizer Proportioner Nomograph, 100ppm.
I. Determining the Weight of B&B Plants.
J. Proximate Weight of B&B Plants.
K. Area of Circles in Square Feet.
L. Values for Selected Rates of i.
M. Relationships Between T, RH, VP, and VPD.
Index.


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