In this issue, growers share some advice for confronting the plant shortages coming in 2021. Our writers also explore honeylocust as a fast-growing crop that adapts to extreme conditions; Mike Darcy shares the resilience of home gardeners who lost everything in the Oregon wildfires; and OSU researchers look at silicon as a soil amendment to combat plant diseases.
In this issue:
- A demand ‘renaissance’ for nurseries: Growers advise flexibility as they anticipate shortages, substitutions and sustained demand for 2021.
- Tough, tall and reliable: Honeylocust provides abundant shade, grows quickly and adapts well to extreme conditions.
- Protecting and promoting growers: President’s Message by Kyle Fessler
- Leading with a purpose: Director’s Desk by Jeff Stone
- A gardener’s optimism has no limits: What I’m Hearing by Mike Darcy
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- Silicon: the non-essential beneficial nutrient for plant defense?: Oregon State University researchers study the theory that silicon is a non-essential beneficial nutrient for plant defense.
Please send your comments on the issue to editor Curt Kipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.