The Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC) is seeking nominations for eight volunteers interested in serving a two-year term on the council. As approved by the passing of Senate Bill 445 in 2019, the council is comprised of additional members now that they will collaborate with a broader mix of private industries and non-government organizations to […]
Nurseries and greenhouses sold nearly $1 billion worth of products during 2018, according to a new estimate by the Oregon Department of Agriculture — good enough to qualify as Oregon’s best-selling agricultural commodity once again.
The official numbers are in, and the 2019 Farwest Show, held August 21–23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, saw an increase in attendance over the prior year, according to figures from show producers the Oregon Association of Nurseries. As always, Farwest brought together different sectors of the green industry, giving everyone many chances […]
Nursery professionals attending the 2019 Farwest Show chose Flame Thrower™ Redbud (Cercis ‘NC2016-2’ PPTBS) as their People’s Choice Best in Show award winner in the New Varieties Showcase. The show was held August 21–23 in Portland, Oregon. Flame Thrower was bred by Dr. Denny Werner in North Carolina and introduced by Farwest Show exhibitor Star […]
The Farwest Show is known for bringing out the best — and the most creative — in its exhibitors. The 2019 edition of the show is no exception. Judges walked the floor to find the best of the best, recognizing several winners with the Ted Van Veen Best in Show booth awards. The show runs […]
Judges at the 2019 Farwest Show have chosen Japanese painted fern ‘Crested Surf’ (Athyrium niponicum ‘Crested Surf’ PPAF CPBRAF) as the Best in Show winner in the show’s New Varieties Showcase. ‘Crested Surf’ was one of 83 outstanding new selections on display at the 2019 Farwest Show and available from at least one show exhibitor. The show […]
When wholesale plant buyers drive across the wooden, one-lane bridge to access Kelleygreen Nursery, they typically don’t do it by accident. The grower of containerized Japanese maple varieties is situated on 22 acres of gently sloping ground that is nestled between forested Coast Range hills, about a three-hour drive from Portland, or about 45 minutes from Eugene. “If somebody comes here, we know they’re serious,” said cofounder Jan Kelley, who owns and operates the nursery together with his son, Kevin.
A memorial service will be held later this month for George Anderson, founder of Anderson Die & Manufacturing Co. in Portland, Oregon. He passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of July 1 at his home in southwest Portland. He was 98 years old. George was a key driver behind the Oregon nursery industry’s […]
These analytical tools can help nurseries reach the next level of efficiency Last May, Digger presented the Efficiency Issue. We examined ways in which Oregon nurseries are making their operations more efficient, and we showed examples. Each nursery is unique. Our goal was to show off the ingenuity of some growers and inspire others to […]
The key is in knowing what the customer is actually willing to pay for The central concept of Lean is to identify process steps that add value and those that are wasteful, eliminating the latter to become more efficient. It sounds simple but isn’t. Rick and Elizabeth Peters own a Wilsonville, Oregon-based Lean consulting firm, […]