• Mesquite and Palo Verde Trees for the Urban Landscape

      Schuch, Ursula K.; Kelly, Jack J. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-04)
    • Pruning Shrubs in the Low and Mid-Elevation Deserts in Arizona

      Schuch, Ursula K. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2016-01)
      This publication presents reasons for pruning, and how and when to prune. Pruning recommendations of individual regional plants are provided and shrubs for formal and informal hedges are listed.
    • Questions to ask when planning to start a wholesale plant nursery

      Schuch, Ursula K. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-07)
      The plant nursery business is complex and requires knowledge about the technical aspects of growing plants and managing a business. This publication is an introduction for those interested in starting their own wholesale nursery business. Different types of production systems - container and field production- are discussed as well as the types of plants typically grown in Southwest nurseries. Starting a business involves many decisions that will culminate in the development of a business plan. Resources for new producers include national, regional, and local trade organizations. A worksheet with questions is included to help future operators consider whether they want to start a new wholesale production nursery. Publication AZ1393 Revised 07/2017. Originally published 2006
    • Trouble Shooting Problems of Bedding Plants in the Southwest

      Schuch, Ursula K.; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-01)
      Bedding plants create instant impact with color and foliage. They are installed twice a year in the desert Southwest and require significant investment. The ten most common bedding plant problems encountered in the arid climate of the Southwestern United States are described. They include abiotic problems caused by drought, wind, freezing, overwatering, lack of light, and nutrition disorders. Biotic problems include fungal diseases, insects, and wildlife. Prevention or early intervention will prevent problems in bedding plants.