We conducted a survey of New Jersey’s nursery industry to understand the current levels of labor shortage, how this has affected specific tasks related to the production capacity of the industry, and the actual level of mechanization. Survey results identified priority areas needing mechanization. There is a need for greater mechanization in almost all areas of nursery production to reduce the reliance on labor and or improve the efficiency of labor. Other Implications related to Extension programming on nursery mechanization are also discussed.
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Gohil, H., Waller, T., & Cabrera, R. (2022). Understanding Current Labor Shortage and Mechanization in New Jersey Nursery Crop Operations. The Journal of Extension, 60(4), Article 4. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.60.04.04