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File Florida Grades and Standards Fifth Ed. 2015
Excellent reference for determining quality of trees, palms, shrubs, conifers, and wetlands mitigation plants. Florida passed these standards through their legislation in 1955 and this is the 5th edition of the manual. Find it here:
File Stanley, J. 2012. Using leaching fraction to maximize irrigation efficiency. IPPS-SR.
Jane Stanley, of Saunders Brothers, Inc., measures leaching fractions in containers by weight using a scale, then uses that information to adjust irrigation run time. With little technological input ( a scale), Stanley, demonstrates the practical application and success of scheduling irrigation in a nursery. Excellent reference presented at the International Plant Propagators Society, Southern Region meeting.. Can be found here:
File Yeary, Fulcher, and Leib. 2016. Nursery Irrigation: A guide for reducing risk and improving irrigation.
Whitney Yeary, Amy Fulcher, and Brian Leib. 2016. University of Tennessee. PB 1836. Nationally award winning publication contains everything you need to know about source water quality, strategies to use less water while watering, improving plant growth, using fewer inputs, and great success stories of implementation of these concepts in nurseries. Find it at
Waste Reduction Partners
Waste Reduction Partners serves any nonresidential organization in North Carolina. WRP engineers and scientists have helped over 1,800 businesses, non-profits, and public institutions save money through improved energy management, waste reduction strategies, and water conservation plans. WRP technical assistance is provided at no cost to our clients, funded by government-sponsored grants, contracts, and private contributions.
File Warsaw et al. 2010. Water conservation, growth, and water use efficiency of containergrown woody ornamentals irrigated based on daily water use.
Excellent technical article on using the amount of water plants use daily as the amount of water they receive as irrigation. Most plants were same size as control, yet used less water, so plants were grouped according to water needs. Warsaw, A.L., R.T. Fernandez, B.M. Cregg, and J.A. Andresen. HortScience 44:1308–1318. 2009.
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