Soil and water conservation districts are here to help landowners, not regulate them What is an SWCD — and what can it do for you? Let’s start with the acronym. SWCD stands for “Soil and Water Conservation District.” The goal of conservation is to use resources efficiently, not prohibit their use. SWCDs help you make […]
Growers and researchers seek short, tidy and tough trees that can coexist with utilities When the power goes out in a storm, daily life halts abruptly. Our TVs go dark; we can’t cook our food or keep it cold, much less brew coffee, charge our many electronic devices or turn up the heat. We are […]
The recent trend toward more extreme periods of drought has been a shock to residents of the Pacific Northwest. Many are able to maintain their landscapes at high levels only through heavy summer watering. This has forced people of the Pacific Northwest, and people from all around the world, to rethink their water-use strategies, as […]
As a leader and innovator in plant production, Oregon’s nursery and greenhouse industry has an equal responsibility to make a difference on the environmental side of the coin. We frequently remind our members of Congress and the Oregon Legislature that the industry sends ecologically friendly green products out of the state, bringing traded sector dollars […]
The new issue of Digger magazine features stormwater management and a deluge of educational opportunities.
Growers highlight native plants and underutilized selections for stormwater management systems.
In this special edition of Digger magazine, we look at water, one of the key ingredients for growing plants.
Overly complex. Highly litigious. Subject to severe shortages. Critical for the long-term survival of the nursery and greenhouse industry. Got water?
Easy care and environmental benefits drive requests for drought-tolerant material.
Agencies and programs offer help with water treatment and conservation.