Researchers look to control weeds in greenhouse propagation systems with steam and hot water
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order directing that a wall be constructed along the U.S.-Mexican border — one of several planned steps to crack down on immigration and refugee settlement. Although Congress has authorized no funding for the wall, Trump’s executive order calls for already appropriated federal funds to be used for […]
Do you know students pursuing careers as nursery or landscape professionals? The Oregon Nurseries Foundation (ONF) awards scholarships to students preparing for a career in ornamental horticulture and related fields. In all, 19 different awards — ranging from $500 to $1,500 — are sponsored by individuals and Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) chapters as a […]
Amazon.com building nature ‘Spheres’ in downtown Seattle
Longtime radio show host (and Digger columnist) Mike Darcy is looking for a new station for his In the Garden radio show. Its longtime home, Portland-based KXL 101 FM, has discontinued the weekly Saturday morning broadcast after 35 years on the air. The final show will air December 31, 2016. Station officials told Darcy they […]
The Oregon Association of Nurseries is now accepting nominations for the Oregon Nurseries’ Hall of Fame. Nominations are due January 13, 2017 and can be submitted online. The Oregon Nurseries’ Hall of Fame was established to honor and recognize individuals who have been instrumental in the development of the Oregon nursery industry, have brought credit […]
How will the results of the 2016 election affect horticulture, not just at the presidential level but in Congress and elsewhere? Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort and Jeff Stone of the Oregon Association of Nurseries conducted a webinar for the Nursery and Landscape Association Executives of North America (NLAE). Click to play.
Harrell’s LLC announced that the company has become fully employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) as of September 30, 2016. “The Harrell and Schermerhorn families, previous Harrell’s owners, are confident that the Harrell’s ESOP will be the catalyst for sustained growth and heightened employee morale, while providing the foundation for the future of […]
When it comes to water issues, the Oregon Association of Nurseries is very active and involved, OAN Executive Director Jeff Stone said.
Stone was a guest on the Water Zone talk radio program last week, which originates in Loma Linda, California. He gave the nursery industry perspective on irrigation issues, explaining that it’s an issue the nursery industry must watch very closely.
The 2017 Farwest Show, in response to the needs and wishes of 2016’s 400-plus exhibitors and 6,000-plus attendees, has announced improved days and times for the show. Farwest 2017 will now take place Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, August 25. Show Expo hours will be noon–5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday.