BARE ROOT VS. MILK CARTON SEEDLINGS
Chris C. Threadgill
Historically, tree seedlings have been grown in raised ground beds in the field. High production densities and low production costs are associated with these methods of production.
Over several years a new concept in seedling production has emerged that warrants consideration by the nursery industry. In this system tree seedlings are produced in bottomless containers or "milk cartons." I have been asked to present the advantages and disadvantages of both systems. Some of the differences are included below:
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