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American Nursery Stock Standard, Z-60.1
The purpose of the American Standard for Nursery Stock, Z-60.1 is to provide buyers and sellers of nursery stock with a common terminology in order to facilitate transactions involving nursery stock. For instance, the standards establish common techniques for (a) measuring plants, (b) specifying and stating the size of plants, (c) determining the proper relationship between height and caliper, or height and width, and (d) determining whether a root ball or container is large enough for a particular size plant. In other words, this book is a communication tool, and does not provide buyers with any assurance of the health or quality of the nursery stock being specified or sold.
The latest version (2014) of the standard is available to members and non-members at no charge and can be downloaded here.
The approved Operating Procedures for AmericanHort can be viewed here.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards can be downloaded here.
Frequently asked questions about the Standard can be downloaded here.
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