Friday, December 19, 2014

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Michael Dirr named NAI Fellow

The distinguished horticulturist is the first plant breeder to receive the honor. More

2014 Grower of the Year: A thirst for knowledge

By Kelli Rodda

Driven by ingenuity, thoughtfulness and common sense, Bill Hendricks proves he’s an industry ally. More

Home Depot mandates extra tag for neonic-treated plants

By Matt McClellan

Amid concerns about the effect of neonicotinoid insecticides on pollinator populations, the retailer now requires a special tag on plants treated with them. More

AmericanHort publishes revised nursery standard

The revised American Standard for Nursery Stock is now available for industry use. More

The time for automation is yesterday

By John Lewis

Expensive and dwindling labor coupled with outdated production processes are likely costing you more than you realize. More

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More problems for bees: their favorite plants are gone

New research shows that enhancing floral resources may help mitigate bee loss. More

California gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt to drought

By Los Angeles Times

The drought has forced wholesale growers and the businesses that depend on them to adapt. More

American icons

By Nature Conservancy

Four trees that have shaped America are under threat. More

USDA expands protection for certain specialty crops

Vegetables, fruits, ornamental nursery and floriculture products will now have expanded protection from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. More

Why we need horticulturists

By Washington Post

Washington Post columnist and author calls for skilled horticulturists to rise to the challenge. More

Wetlands more vulnerable to invasives as climate changes

Invasive plants found to be more tolerant of changes than less adaptable native species. More

OSU to study diseases affecting common nursery plants

A $3 million grant will be used to study two groups of bacterial pathogens, A. tumefaciens and R. fascians. More

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Grower's guide: Concolor fir

Bert Cregg of Michigan State University Extension, Departments of Horticulture and Forestry, discusses what growers need to know about concolor fir, as part of a series on Christmas tree species. More

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