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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 38

Title:
BARE ROOT VS. MILK CARTON SEEDLINGS

Author:
Chris C. Threadgill

pp: 439-440

Abstract:
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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