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 […]
Organizers of the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), the green industry’s largest East Coast trade show, announced (PDF) that the show will not take place as an in-person event in 2021. The show had been scheduled for January 6–8 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The Nor Cal Landscape & Nursery Show, scheduled for February 25, 2021, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show committee met July 16 to discuss how to produce a show that will be safe for all exhibitors and attendees, while the nation continues to grapple with feasible ways to hold large events. […]
The greenhouse and nursery industry continues to predict high profits during the pandemic, according to the latest market snapshot by Northwest Farm Credit Services. In a straw poll, container and B&B growers in the Northwest reported a 12.05% increase in sales in 2020, although most of the gains were reported by the container growers — […]
The 2020 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to show producer the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN). The show, for nursery and greenhouse operators and professionals, had been scheduled for August 26–28 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. “We are very disappointed not to be […]
Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the foundation of AmericanHort, is now accepting research project proposals for the 2021 grant cycle. Applications are due no later than June 1. Each year, the institute funds projects that are designed to improve green industry efficiencies and profitability. Grants of between $5,000 and $35,000 may be awarded to research projects […]