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Nursery Diseases

Nursery Fumigation
Tom Landis, USDA FS, Bugwood.org
Nursery Fumigation

Nursery pest management is best approached as a holistic process. Growing healthy plants requires proactive management. Providing the best growing conditions possible, combined with preventative practices is much more effective than trying to deal with pests once they are present and active in the nursery.

As methyl bromide fumigation is phased out, best management practices become even more important.

Recent publications focus on the use of soil amendments as potting media for containerized production, and improving soil structure in nursery beds.