Services for Nurseries

We have many years of experience with different production systems.  We can offer suggestions for your pest management program, pruning of young trees and fertilization after planting.Scroll down for a sample of the services we offer to nurseries. 

Consultation on Growing Practices

Best management practices have evolved in the past 10 years.

Stay up-to-date with modern knowledge. Are your plants adequately fertilized? Are you pruning to meet the new standards of municipal arborists? Are you managing tree roots ahead of planting to minimized root girdling problems in the future?

Our team can build, review and improve your programs. Our recommendations are rooted in our many years of field experience and attending technical conferences. Ask us for more information.

Diagnostic of Plant Problems

What is wrong with my plant?

We hear the question all the time. We can help. We provide on-site diagnostic of plant problems and recommendations for the most appropriate course of action.

You can find more information at the page Diagnostic Services.

Monitoring

We conduct on-site visits to inspect the plants and follow with a written report of observations and recommendations.

We use Integrated Pest Management – a decision-making process that uses a combination of control techniques to suppress pest problems.

You can find more information at  the page Monitoring Services.

Porosity Testing

Are you using the growing media that ensures the best growth in your container production?

We have been designing potting mixes for many years.  We do in-house testing of porosity to ensure adequate air space and water retention.  We can make small changes to improve quality, or large changes to incorporate locally available ingredients.

Ask us for more information.

Research Trials

Do you need a serious look at the new products?  Do you want to find the best procedure for your situation?

We have the knowledge and the skills to set-up and maintain a project at your site.  Our trials respect scientific requirements for control, replication and statistical analysis.

You can find more information at the page Research Services.

Calibration of Spray Equipment

The new pesticides are expensive.  Proper calibration of spray equipment has never been so important to ensure uniform and accurate delivery.  The applicators must understand how to change their technique with changing weather conditions.

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We have been instructing this topic since 1997. Ask us for more information.

 

Staff Training

Make sure your growers can make competent, professional decisions.

We provide technical training to help your staff become self-sufficient. We do one-on-one training or deliver group workshops.

You can find more information at the page Training Services.