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Lloyd Nackley

Nursery Researcher

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Dr. Lloyd Nackley is a plant physiological ecologist who brings a systems approach to nursery and greenhouse management research and extension. His program focuses on developing sustainable production practices in an economy and environment characterized by uncertainty. Nackley brings over 20 years of horticulture experience from a wide range of activities, including public horticulture, landscape design and installation, ecological restoration, as well nursery and greenhouse management. Broadly, he is interested in how natural and controlled environments impact plant growth and development; and subsequently how these interactions influence management decisions, and societies’ ability to sustain essential ecosystem goods and services. His research supports production systems by quantifying, analyzing, and modelling biophysical conditions to provide increased efficiencies for given resources (e.g., water, nutrients, light) or predict detrimental thresholds given certain constraints (e.g., salinity, drought, temperature stress).

Content by Lloyd Nackley

How to Do Regular Maintenance on Air Blast Sprayers to Ensure Proper Care for Specialty Crops

Air blast sprayers are one of the most common sprayer types used in specialty crop production. These machines are designed for heavy use on farms, and like all machinery, require regular attention to function effectively. This ...

Jay Pscheidt, Lloyd Nackley | Mar 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

Unmanned Aerial Systems: A guide for finding the right system for your Oregon farm

Modern farm operations increasingly rely on technology to reduce workload and maximize farm profit. Unmanned aerial systems are another example of technology deployed for agricultural production. How can this technology save time and increase profits from agricultural operations in Oregon?

Kristine Buckland, Ann Rasmussen, Lloyd Nackley | Oct 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Hemp Sex-Ed

Hemp cultivation in Oregon is expanding, but growers need to be aware of the problems associated with unwanted pollination. Find out why it's vital that farmers coordinate with their neighbors to ensure a healthy hemp crop.

Lloyd Nackley, Kristine Buckland, Richard Roseberg | Feb 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Sensor Sprayers for Specialty Crop Production

Sensor-controlled spray systems can help growers use fewer chemicals and less water while maintaining good pest control. Learn about the pros and cons of different types of sensor sprayers.

Jay Pscheidt, Robin Rosetta, Lloyd Nackley | Jun 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

A Pocket Guide to Common Natural Enemies of Nursery Crops and Garden Pests in the Pacific Northwest

Learn how to identify some common insects that prey on garden pests. See what they look like at various life stages, and learn how to encourage beneficial insects in your garden or nursery. Print this pocket guide on letter-size paper and cut pages as indicated to make a booklet.

Melissa Scherr, Robin Rosetta, Lloyd Nackley | Mar 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

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