The Western Region of the International Plant Propagators’ Society will hold its 58th Annual Meeting Tuesday–Friday, October 17–20, at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville, Oregon. This year’s conference theme will be “Growing in Diversity.” Conference organizer Melanie Miller promises something for everyone. “We will visit a wide variety of nurseries and listen to experts in […]
Leading Oregon in sales has its advantages After falling from the top perch for the past two years, greenhouse and nursery products have recaptured the No. 1 position in terms of production value among Oregon’s diverse agricultural commodities! Newly released figures from the Oregon Department of Agriculture show that our industry generated $909 million in […]
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 […]
Oregon nurseries are increasingly threatened by the repeated expansion of the sudden oak death (SOD) epidemic in Curry County. Although this epidemic is geographically far away from the main nursery production areas, the continued expansion of the SOD quarantine area and the newly discovered introduced EU1 clone are distinct threats to the nursery industry. What […]
Autumn can be a useful time of year in the nursery industry. As the intensity of spring wanes, fall affords greater bandwidth to complete to-do lists. It’s the season for stepping back and considering the problems you may have encountered the past year: Equipment failures? Labor shortages? An insect pest that caused significant loss? Prioritizing […]
Gardeners are often awestruck when they experience climbing vines in bloom. “It takes so long for a plant to get out into the public,” said Maurice Horn, co-owner of Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon. “It takes an encounter to fall in love with it. You turn the corner, and there it is. Then you […]
Content marketing may not be a phrase you’ve heard — or maybe you’ve heard it and wondered, “What does that mean?” Wonder no more! Content marketing, simply put, is a way of marketing your own products and services not by directly promoting them, but by offering your knowledge and expertise to the public and letting […]
For nursery professionals who wanted to “Be Far From Ordinary,” the 2017 Farwest Show had much to offer. More than 400 exhibitors, including 57 that were exhibiting at Farwest for the first time. Three exceptional nursery tours. An inspiring keynote from Terri McEnaney of Bailey Nurseries. A strong collection of expert seminars with Dan Hinkley, […]
Growers and specifiers seek replacements for trees decimated by the emerald ash borer.
With operations in five states, Bailey Nurseries is a large, diversified, family-owned wholesale grower.