Team: West girls
Nursery, Place Where Plants Are Grown For Transplanting, For Use As Stock For Budding And Grafting, Or For Sale. Commercial Nurseries Produce And Distribute Woody And Herbaceous Plants, Including Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, And Bulb Crops. While Most Nursery Grown Plants Are Ornamental, The Nursery Business Also Includes Fruit Plants And Certain Perennial Vegetables Used In Home Gardens(E.G., Asparagus Rhubarb). Some Nurseries Are Kept For The Propagation Of Native Plants For Ecological Restoration. Greenhouses May Be Used For Tender Plants Or To Keep Production Going Year Round, But Nurseries Most Commonly Consist Of Shaded Or Exposed Areas Outside. Plants Are Commonly Cultivated From Seed Or From Cuttings And Are Often Grown In Pots Or Other Temporary Containers.
Nurseries grow plants in open fields, on container fields, in tunnels or green houses. In open fields, Nurseries grow decorative trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials on a container field nurseries grow small trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, usually destined for sales in garden centers. These have proper ventilation, sunlight etc. plants may be grown by seed (s) the most common method is by cutting plants/plant cuttings. These can be taken from shoot tips or from roots etc. By these methods plants are grown in nurseries and gardens. A tree nursery using gutters to decrease growing costs
Advantages of nursery
It is possible to provide favorable growth conditions I.e. germination as well as growth. Better care of younger plants as it is easy to look after nursery in small area against pathogenic infection, pests and weeds. Crop grown by nursery raising is quite early and fetch higher price in the market, so economically more profitable. There is saving of land and labour as main fields will be occupied by the crops after 1month.more intensive crop rotations can be followed. More time is available for the preparation of main field because nursery is grown separately. As vegetable seeds are very expensive particularly hybrids, so we can economize the seed by sowing them in the nursery. Eliminates the problem of difficult soils. Easy weed control. Higher yields. Improved crop uniformity. Can use polyethylene pots (tubes), or other appropriate containers.
Disadvantages of nursery
Disadvantages of nursery raising in vegetable production.
Transplant shock which delays growth but is not as severe on cell raised seedlings compared to bare rooted seedlings.
Cost of seedlings which adds to production cost.
Extra labour to establish crop.
May require capital for the container.
More prone to root damage survival rate after transplanting may be lower.
BY TEAM: WEST GIRLS (B.voc - Horticulture - first year - group no. 3)