Volume 2, Issue 3

Current Mechanization Systems Among Nurseries and Mixed Operations

While irrigation management, chemical application, and plant pruning are somewhat automated or mechanized, growers have opportunities to apply new or different technology. For instance, plant transportation throughout the nursery and plant placement in the field utilize little mechanization. Therefore, new or existing technology may be applied. Substrate mixing, container filling, and planting are also areas where  automation or mechanization  might be implemented or modified to help increase production.

Source: Coker, Randal Y., Benedict C. Posadas, Scott A. Langlois, Patricia R. Knight, and Christine H. Coker. 2010. Current Mechanization Systems Among Nurseries and Mixed Operations. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1189, Mississippi State, Mississippi.