Top 10 stories of 2018
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Top 10 stories of 2018

As we celebrate a new year, let's take a look back at 2018's most popular stories.

January 3, 2019
Matt McClellan
As we celebrate a new year, let's take a look back at the most popular stories on We're ranking all news articles posted to the website in 2018 by total pageviews, although you'll see a few magazine stories snuck into the rankings. Drumroll, please.


 No. 10: Ahead of the curve

Checking in at no. 10, our November 2018 cover story focused on how Willowbend Nurseries attacks the labor crisis by finding new ways to automate.

No. 9: Corso’s issues statement, AmericanHort’s Craig Regelbrugge discusses industry ramifications in aftermath of ICE raid

A wrap-up of the coverage following the raid that resulted in 114 of the company’s employees being arrested.

No. 8: America isn't ready for the lanternfly invasion

This aggregated article from Bloomberg Business shows that the wider world is paying attention to the spotted lanternfly epidemic. For a nursery-centric take on this pest, watch for our January 2019 cover story – coming soon!

No. 7: Reclaiming boxwood from boxwood blight

This article from AmericanHort’s Jill Calabro covers the ways the Horticultural Research Institute is investigating to manage the disease. Expect an update following the MANTS trade show.

No. 6: Winners announced at 2018 Biltmore International Rose Trials

This article detailed the four roses that took home honors from the prestigious event, with a video showcasing the winners.

 No. 5: Betting on biochar

This article from the May 2018 issue of our magazine focused on why production nurseries should consider biochar as a soil amendment because it lets them use less water and less fertilizer to achieve the same quality plant. 

No. 4: Clinton Nurseries files for bankruptcy

This article, aggregated from a Connecticut newspaper, provided some information about the wholesale grower’s decision to seek federal bankruptcy protection.

No. 3: Registration opens for 2018 CANGC Convention

This article provided information about the CANGC Convention, including schedule of speakers at the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers annual event.

Gardens Alive! to close Michigan nursery

Two articles about the Gardens Alive! auction of nursery production facilities in Michigan, Tennessee and North Carolina were quite popular.

No. 1: Department of Transportation explores trucking rule changes

And the number one story of the year, according to total views, is this article explaining the Hours of Service rules now in place for drivers.