The Canadian Nursery Crop Profile: Field Production provides an overview of the nursery industry in Canada and field production and pest management practices for field-grown nursery crops. Information is provided on nursery plant propagation, soils and irrigation and fertilization practices. The biology of key disease, insect and mite, weed and animal problems and information on cultural, chemical and biological methods of control, is provided. Pesticide use data and data on industry imports, exports and farm gate receipts for 2001 - 02, is presented. The profile discusses pest management challenges and issues for the diseases, insects and mites and weeds.