McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture have made a series of organizational changes to their leadership roles. Nathan Lamkey has been promoted to president of both McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture. He previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for McHutchison since 2017, and has 20 years of industry experience from TERRA NOVA Nurseries, Inc., Shemin […]
The Oregon Garden Foundation (OGF) has resumed management of the 80-acre Oregon Garden property after 12 years of outsourcing those responsibilities, according to a release from the foundation. Moonstone Garden Management previously managed the garden under contract. The California-based company defaulted on its financial obligations to The Oregon Garden, and the agreement was terminated. The […]
Josh Zielinski, who served as president of the Oregon Association of Nurseries in 2018, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Oregon State Board of Agriculture.
Nurseries in Baker, Grant, Harney, and Malheur counties are eligible for the Small Business Administration (SBA) economic injury disaster loans (EIDL) due to the declaration of a drought since August 11, 2020, according to a release from the agency. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2021. Certain businesses are eligible for a maximum loan […]
Dümmen Orange has introduced a new line of white rust-resistant mums, called the Ditto series. As part of the VitaMum collection, the perennials come in five colors: Ditto Lemon, Ditto Dark Orange, Ditto Dark Pink, Ditto Pink and Ditto White. The series is the first commercial product of the company’s INTRISA™ breeding program. White rust […]
Oscar Verges has been promoted to co-CEO of Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc. and Amelie Brazelton Aust has been named executive vice chair of the board of directors, according to a release from the blueberry breeding company. Cort Brazelton will share the CEO role with Oscar, and Amelie will continue to work with them […]
Members of the Western Nursery & Landscape Association (WNLA) have voted to dissolve the association, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the Western trade show event that was set for January in Kansas City. The show was the 130-year-old trade group’s main source of income, and the board determined the association could not be sustained without it.
Nursery and greenhouse products remained Oregon’s top agricultural commodity for 2019, according to new statistics released by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The agency estimated $955 million in nursery and greenhouse sales for the year, down from the 2018 estimate of $996 million. “Nursery sales continue to be strong,” OAN Executive Director Jeff Stone said. […]
As the world battles through the COVID-19 pandemic, Garden Media Group has released its new Garden Trends Report for 2021 for horticultural businesses. The theme is “The Great Reset.” The report is written by a Pennsylvania-based public relations firm and has been issued annually since 2001. This year’s edition identifies eight different developing trends for […]
There is no Farwest Show this year in Portland due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore, no opportunity to see the hottest new plants in person. But there is still a New Varieties Showcase — it’s just being held online and in the pages of Digger magazine. Like past editions, the 2020 New Varieties Showcase, sponsored by Hip […]