Circular Economy, Energy Sustainability, and Ornamental Horticulture

Circular Economy, Energy Sustainability, and Ornamental Horticulture

by Renato Ferretti We can no longer discuss economic development without addressing the concepts of circular economy and sustainability in production processes. Ornamental horticulture and floriculture, in general, are not exempt from this paradigm shift. Therefore,...
Structural aspects and sustainability of container nursery systems

Structural aspects and sustainability of container nursery systems

by Renato Ferretti The establishment of a container plant nursery requires a hydraulic-agrarian arrangement that makes it possible to achieve the following objectives: • availability of water for irrigation; • possibility to drain away excess rainwater and irrigation...
Urban Green Planning

Urban Green Planning

By Renato Ferretti, Agronomist The Green new deal that inspires the new phase of European politics is a decisive opportunity to ensure that the new landscape culture born from the European Landscape Convention (Florence, 2000) is affirmed in facts. The Convention sees...
Ornamental Trees and Pruning

Ornamental Trees and Pruning

By Renato Ferretti Pruning in nurseries and ornamental arboriculture is not yet seen as a fundamental cultivation practice but almost always as an extraordinary or, on the contrary, routine intervention. In fact, during the breeding phase in the nursery, pruning...