Growers are finding new markets with medical facilities as they invest in garden spaces to assist with patient care. Producers are also keeping a tight grip on offering credit to their customers in partners to manage finances. Also in this issue, Todd Nelson shares his background and thoughts on the industry, Mike Darcy predicts a longer growing season, and researchers offer advice on managing vole infestation on a nursery operation.
In this issue:
- The healing power of trees: Research supports the medical benefits of trees, providing growers with new selling points and markets.
- Meet the Leader: Todd Nelson, Bountiful Farms Nursery Inc. co-owner Todd Nelson is a second-generation grower who knows what it takes to be in a family business.
- Proper credit: Nurseries need to play it save when it comes to using credit.
- Instant gratification: President’s Message by Jim Simnitt
- Gleams of an extended garden season: What I’m Hearing by Mike Darcy
- Success is the sum of many parts: Director’s Desk by Jeff Stone
Growing Knowledge an ongoing series provided by Oregon State University in collaboration with the USDA and in partnership with OAN.
- Vole control: These rodents can wreak havoc on a growing operation, so follow some tips to get the infestation under control.
Please send your comments on the issue to editor Curt Kipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.