Packaging Nursery Crops. Student Objectives. Describe the three types of packaging of nursery crops. Describe how to ball and burlap (B&B) stock properly. Explain the advantage and disadvantages of B&B, container, and bare root. Describe the types of storage used for nursery stock.
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Packaging Nursery Crops
Balled and burlapped
Common or air-cooled storage.
Common or air-cooled storage:
These are insulated under ground or frame structures where air is pulled through to cool the plants, but the air is not cooled mechanically.
These are separate buildings or large rooms that are mechanically kept at 27-29 degrees or 32-40 degrees F, depending on the stored materials.
Either of these require careful control of humidity.
Two men use chemical sprays to defoliate a cotton plot in Georgia.
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