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Research Articles

Following are some independent research articles on The Smart Pot, The Smart Pot-In Ground (Root Control Bag), The Pot Pruner and The Tree Collar. All articles are reprinted exactly as they originally appeared.

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Root Pruning: A Touchy Subject.
 Discusses root pruning in the Smart Pot compared to a plastic pot.
  By James Altland, Oregon State University
  From Digger, a publication of the Oregon Association of Nurseries, May 2007

Shrub Rose Responses to Production in Smart Pots and Conventional Containers Using Two Contrasting Substrates
 Discusses producing better rose bushes using Smart Pots.
  By Michael A. Arnold & Garry V. McDonald, Texas A&M University
  From Subtropical Plant Science, Journal of the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, Volume 58, 2006

Winter Survival of Shrubs in Fabric Containers in a Zone 5 Climate
 Discusses using a Smart Pot in a cold climate.
 Catherine A. Neal from The University of New Hampshire
  This article first appeared in SNA Research Volume 51-2006

Can New Nursery Growing Methods Improve Fall Transplanting Survival?
 Discusses transplanting Smart Pot grown Leyland Cypress in fall.

 By Stanton Gill, Susanne Klick & Shannon Wadkins, University of Maryland
 From Mid-Atlantic Grower, January 2006.

Putting A Dollar Figure On Blow-Over
 Discusses the economics of the Tree Collar

 By Eric & JC Tort, Owners of Sun City Tree Farm
 From NM Pro, December 2005

On-Farm Nursery Crop Demonstrations In Western Kentucky
 Discusses the mix used in the Smart Pot & compares container grown Zelkovas
 By Dava Hayden & Winston Dunwell, University of Kentucky
 From Nursery and Landscape Program 2005 Research Report, University of Kentucky

Keeping Roots Cool
 Discusses the insulating value of the Pot Pruner
 By Todd Woodfield, General Manager, Horticon, Inc.
 From NM Pro, March 2005

Better Nursery Practices To Produce High Quality Landscape Plants
 Discusses the Smart Pot in the winter in Maryland
 By Stanton Gill & Susanne Klick, University of Maryland
 From Groundwork, February 2005

To Bag Or Pot?
 Uses research from the University of Florida to compare the economic value of Pot-In-Pot
 to In-Ground Bag to Pot 1998

The Effects of Three Nursery Production Methods on Transpiration Rates in Trees
 
Concluding study on transplanted trees at CSU
 By Amy Jo Waldo, Colorado State University
 From What’s New At Colorado State University ProGreen Expo 1997

Effects Of Fertigation & Fabric Bag On Root Development of Ilex “Nellie Stevens Holly”
 
Discusses how the Bag helped produce a better root structure on Ilex
 By James B. Aitken, Clemson University
 From SNA Research Conference 1992

Root Restriction Of Apple and Peach Trees With In-Ground Fabric Containers
 
Discusses better fruit production when using the Bag
 By Stephen C. Myers, University of Georgia
 From Acta Horticulturae, 1992

Root Control Bag: The Roots Within
 
Discusses growing Thuja occidentalis (arborvitae) and Spiraea nipponica (Snowmound) in bags
 By Dr. Edward G. Corbett, University of Conn.
 
From The CONNECTICUT NURSERY NEWSLETTER, August 1990

Transplanting of Sycamore Trees Grown in Fabric Bags
 Compares the transplanting of large bag grown and field grown sycamore trees
  By Steven E. Newman, Mississippi State University
  From the SNA Research Conference – Volume 36, page 158, 1991 www.sna.org

Observations On Transplanting From Field-Grow Containers in Florida
 Discusses transplanting Photinia, Live Oak, Holly, Sycamore & Crape Myrtle
  By Uday Yadav, Dewayne Ingram and Bill Reese, University of Florida
  F
rom SNA Research Conference Proceedings 1987
 

Influence of Production Systems on Root Regeneration Following Transplanting of Five Woody Ornamental Species
 Discusses transplanting five tree species grown in Bags.
  By Donald L. Fuller and Warren A. Meadows, Louisiana State University
  From SNA Research Conference 1988

 

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