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About Cheryl Boyer

Dr. Cheryl R. Boyer Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Ornamental Nursery Crops Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources Kansas State University Research and Extension 2021 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, Manhattan, KS 66506-5507 Email: crboyer@k-state.edu http://bit.ly/kZ30Yv Twitter: @cherylboyer www.sustainablesubstrates.com www.ksu.edu/nurseryworks

Managing Roots in the Nursery for Optimal Production and Landscape Performance

In 2011 a new nursery production conference was held on the campus of Kansas State University. NurseryWorks is now an award-winning educational meeting and presentations from the inaugural event are archived and available forĀ  free at www.ksu.edu/nurseryworks. Feel free to peruse the site while we periodically post the archived presentations…
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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Building Local Alliances: Growers & Retail Garden Centers

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION led by Dr. Ted Bilderback Building Local Alliances: Growers & Retail Garden Centers It can be challenging to connect local growers with local garden centers. Dr. Bilderback shared how one association (Johnston County Nursery Marketing Association, North Carolina) has approached this issue and then lead a roundtable discussion…
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Turbocharged Diesel Engines and Trees?

Check out these videos from Dr. Ed Gillman (University of Florida) testing the effect of pruning on trees subjected to hurricane force winds. Cool research! Effect of Hurricane-Force Winds on Landscape Trees–Crown Thinning Effect of Hurricane-Force Winds on Landscape Trees–Crown Reduction Pruning Effect of Hurricane-Force Winds on Landscape Trees–No Pruning…
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Best Management Practices for Field-Grown Nursery Crops and Got Quality?

Best Management Practices for Field-Grown Nursery Crops and Got Quality? Ted Bilderback, Professor and former Extension Specialist for Nursery Crops, currently Director of the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, North Carolina State University Field-grown nursery stock is one of the largest sectors of ornamental plant production in Kansas. Although many growers are…
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Managing Your Nursery’s Brand Online

Managing Your Nursery’s Brand Online Meg Cloud, Social Media Strategist, Stark Bro’s Nursery & Orchards Co., Louisiana, MO Do you feel overwhelmed by social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook? How should you use it to expand the brand of your nursery? Stark Bro’s social media expert Meg Cloud…
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Estimating the Wholesale Cost of Nursery Production

Estimating the Wholesale Cost of Nursery Production Tom Fernandez, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing Understanding nursery costs helps growers improve cost management and production efficiency. Accurate cost estimation helps growers set prices that enable them to recover costs and maintain profitability. Dr. Fernandez shares a new spreadsheet tool…
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What Happens to Soil Samples

Soil Testing Lab at Kansas State University – YouTube. Kansas State University just released this video on how our soil testing lab works. I’m sure it is a similar process at all soil testing labs, but I thought you might find it interesting. There are quite a few people working…
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