Plant growers, retailers, plastic manufacturers and recyclers consider new tactics for the recycling and disposal of plastics, as concerns mount over landfills and fuel Hundreds of pounds of it are in every automobile, truck and tractor. It’s made into millions of straws, utensils and to-go containers for use in the food industry, as well as […]
Transporting nearly a billion-dollars’ worth of Oregon-grown plant material takes trucks and trains — and lots of them. Droves of railroad cars, dry and refrigerated (refer) vans are needed to move shipments of plants across the state and to faraway places across the continent. Growers ship their plants to market with the help of transportation […]
Fall is a busy time for Wes Bailey. But then, he is never one to sit still. Fall is football season (he coaches a youth football team), and retail garden centers are busy stocking poinsettias — half a million of which are grown at the Smith Gardens site in Aurora, Oregon, where Bailey has been […]
August 2017 — Digger: Farwest edition
Get to know the Mt. Hood Chapter president and future steward of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Oregon Department of Agriculture issues update on Japanese beetle eradication effort
ODA flags two pesticides made by PBI/Gordon Corp.
Flowering cherry and plum trees grace the cover of the July issue — plus, preview the Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase.
ODA makes progress on Japanese beetle eradication project
The new issue of Digger magazine features stormwater management and a deluge of educational opportunities.