1. This document is ENH 133, one of a series of the Department of Environmental Horticulture, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. First published June 1986. Reviewed February 1999. Please visit the FAIRS Web site at http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / Christine Taylor Waddill, Dean 2. D. L. Ingram, Former Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, and T. H. Yeager, Professor, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611. The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. It is not a guarantee or warranty of the products named, and does not signify that they are approved to the exclusion of others of suitable composition. ENH 133 Computer Software Production Aids for Nursery Operations 1 D. L. Ingram and T. H. Yeager 2 The following computer software has been developed by Drs. Dewayne Ingram and Thomas Yeager of the Environmental Horticulture Department, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. The software requires the MS-DOS operating system. ROOTHORM: Calculating Plant Rooting Hormone Formulations with a Microcomputer ROOTHORM was written to assist plant propagators with quick and accurate calculations of liquid and talc formulations of root inducing substances such as indolebutyric acid and naphthaleneacetic acid. The program is available from IFAS Software Communication and Distribution, G022 McCarty Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. NUTDEF: A Microcomputer Program for Nutrient Deficiency Symptom Identification in Woody Plants The software was written to assist in determining the specific nutrient or combination of nutrients causing nutrient deficiency symptoms in woody landscape plants. The user is prompted to select the statement(s) that best describes the symptom in question. The program is available from IFAS Software Communication and Distribution, Building 120, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. NURCON: A Microcomputer Program for Mathematical Conversions Used in the Nursery The software was written to assist nursery operators with common mathematical conversions used in the nursery. Examples include: plants per acre when given a specific spacing, weight and volume conversions, and pesticide dilutions. The software will be available soon. FERTDRY: A Microcomputer Program for Dilution Calculations when Injecting Dissolved Dry Fertilizer FERTDRY was written to assist nursery operators with dilution calculations when injecting individual fertilizer compounds or complete dry fertilizers. The amount of fertilizer to dissolve or dilute with irrigation water is calculated. The software will be available soon. SOLUFERT: A Microcomputer Program for Dilution Calculations when Injecting Solution Fertilizers SOLUFERT was written to assist nursery operators with dilution calculations when injecting solutions or clear liquid fertilizers. The injector dilution ratio is calculated based on inputs. The user may select another dilution ratio and, consequently, calculate the appropriate
Computer Software Production Aids for Nursery Operations Page 2 February 1999 dilution of the fertilizer prior to injection or select different inputs. The software will be available soon. FERTCOST: A Microcomputer Program Fertilization Cost Comparisons for Wholesale Container Nurseries FERTCOST was written to assist container woody ornamental nursery operators with calculating fertilization costs on a container basis. Cost calculations are based on one or combinations of four methods of fertilizer application: broadcast, incorporation, injection, and top-dress. The software will be available soon. LPPI: Landscape Plant Propagation Information LPPI is a database of landscape plant propagation information that resides within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Computer Network. County extension faculty can access the network and search for propagation information by scientific or common plant names.