For the past two years Walberton Nursery has been working with leading members of our Nursery Stock Industry as part of an HDC Project HNS 183 ‘Development of a Practical Propagation Guide’. The culmination of this work will be the launch of a 300 plus page hard copy publication at this year’s IPPS conference.
Our Technical Manager, David Hide who acted as an industry representative on this project commented, ‘The time is right to record our collective knowledge on this most fascinating of topics and this new publication will stand alongside industry classics such as Bruce Macdonald’s ’Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers’ and the ‘Nursery Stock Manual’. Over the past 2 years both myself and John Dickson, our Propagation Supervisor have been actively involved in the project, providing Andrew Hewson, project author, with advice, pictures, articles and editorial support. It was great to see all of our work recognised in the article in the September edition of the HDC News, ‘All at the propagators’ fingertips.’
John Dickson (pictured right) said, ‘It has been great to be involved in this ground breaking project and even better to get along to its launch at this year’s IPPS conference’.