Our September issue of Digger Magazine recaps the just-concluded 2022 Farwest Show, while also discussing the hottest new hydrangeas, the importance of retaining workers, ways you can slash waste and boost profits, and the new integrated pest management (IPM) plan coming out of USDA Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University.
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) established the Oregon Nurseries Foundation (ONF) to manage scholarship funds raised and/or contributed by OAN members. The money is used to award scholarships to deserving students who are preparing for a career in ornamental horticulture and related fields.
The Northwest Nursery Crop Research Center (part of the USDA- Agricultural Research Service, or USDA-ARS, Horticultural Crops Research Center) in Corvallis, Oregon recently funded the creation of the first Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Strategic Plan for Oregon’s ornamental nursery industry.
The double-duty August issue of Digger Magazine includes detailed stories about shade tree trends, shifts in consumer demand, and supply chain woes alongside the 2022 Farwest Show Guide and New Products Showcase companion piece. There is also uplifting news about the new plant releases from Oregon State University and all the recipients of Oregon Nurseries […]
These are some current and future cultivars from Oregon State University Ornamental Plant Breeding I am in my 13th year at Oregon State University (OSU). Spending more than a decade doing something sounds like a long time, but in the world of woody plant breeding, that is just getting warmed up. That is how I feel […]
The Oregon Nurseries Foundation announces its 2022 scholarship recipients The Oregon Nurseries Foundation (ONF) supports incoming or continuing college students who are preparing for careers in horticulture or related fields. Please join us in congratulating the 2022-2023 Scholarship Award Winners. Students were evaluated based on academic achievement, nursery industry commitment, financial need, and OAN affiliation. […]
Container vendors deal with supply chain, labor and raw materials issues, which in turn affects growers and retailers In her 14 years as hard goods buyer in the nursery industry, Cheryl Atwater has seen economic cycles come and go, plant trends peak and drop off and markets surge and decline. Never, however, has she experienced […]
After two banner years and still going strong, the nursery industry faces some headwinds Nearly three years in, and the story about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the nursery industry has become well worn. Forced to stay, work and learn at home because of COVID, people started to pay a lot more attention to […]
Founded: 2001 by David Saperstein PRODUCTION: National accounts : 50% IGC* and rewholesalers : 25% Landscape professionals: 25% *Independent garden centers Known for:Wholesale grower with 15 farms in Oregon, California, Florida and Texas. Products include woody shrubs, conifers, perennials, trees, house plants, vines and tropicals. PeopleJonathan Saperstein, co-owner and CEO; David Kirby, executive vice president; […]
What people find useful can change with societal trends as well as improved genetics Shade trees are such a presence in everyone’s daily lives in so many ways, that many different factors can influence changing trends in terms of what’s grown and what’s sold. At home, the pandemic pushed people towards making their backyard spaces […]