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File Selling nursery stock in NC 2012 06 25
Dr. Michelle McGinnis prepared this short information leaflet about which license to obtain for starting a nursery business. NCDA Plant Industry Divisions - Plant Protection Section Field Supervisor : Michelle S. McGinnis, Ph.D. Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060 Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603 Phone:(919) 707-3742; FAX: (919) 733-1041
File Halcomb M. and D. Fare. 2009. The Pot N Pot Production System.
Mark Halcomb, UT Area Nursery Specialist, McMinnville, Tennessee and Dr. Donna Fare, Research Horticulturist, U.S. National Arboretum, McMinnville, Tenn. The standard reference for choosing, designing, and implementing a Pot-n-Pot system. Published by the UT Extension http://www.utextension.utk.edu/mtnpi/handouts/Pot-N-Pot%20Production/Pot-N-Pot.pdf
File Adopters of New Ideas. Characteristics and Communications Behavior NCR13
Just an excellent reference to understand the behaviors of the population you are working with in agriculture in terms of change acceptance and adoption. As a new grower, there are behaviors described that are favorable to adopt to help success. Even though the byline is dated, the concepts are fresh. Bohlen, J., C.M. Coughenour, H.F. Lionberger, E.O. Moe, and E.M. Rogers. 1960?
File Vanek, S. and D. Ingram 2014. Principles and approaches for optimizing efficiency in nursery and landscape businesses Lean Mangament HO110
WOW! This is the only comprehensive approach using LEAN management for nurseries. The article provides many real-world examples of how operations can be improved using concepts of Lean Management, a program developed from the principles of the Toyota Production System (from Toyota Motor Corporation). The goal of the article isn’t to teach Lean Management, but to stimulate new ideas and ways of approaching efficiency. The article is also available at the following link http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/HO/HO110/HO110.pdf. From the Sustainable Production Systems Series from Kentucky Cooperative Extension.
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This project received support from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as part of the Specialty Crops Block Grant Program.

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