Nurseries are established and maintained for raising various propagation materials for planting. These include seedling stumps, budded stumps and advanced planting materials like polybag plants, stumped buddings and soil core plants. Mother plants or source bushes for the multiplication of budwood are also grown in nurseries. Raising of plants is easier and cheaper in nurseries than in the main field. Moreover, nurseries offer an opportunity for selection of vigorous and uniform plants.