Nursery

Ever notice how nursery growers carry themselves just a little differently? There's a reason for that, and we get it. You've seen the industry evolve in ways that might have once been unimaginable, and you've survived and evolved faster, stronger, better. When you're looking to stay ahead of the curve, look here. There's information on plants, disease, governmental influences, business management, and more.

AmericanHort Contributor July 30 2013

AmericanHort Contributor July 24 2013

In recent weeks boxwood blight has been confirmed from Delaware and New Jersey. These findings mark the first new state reports since March 2012. Many growers and landscapers have voluntarily implemented the ANLA best management practices (see at www.boxwoodblight.org) and some states have directed growers to use them as part of state-recognized compliance agreements. It is likely that these me...

AmericanHort Contributor July 24 2013

Dr. Kelly Ivors and her graduate student, Miranda Ganci, of North Carolina State University completed the analysis of their May/June 2013 trials for preventing Boxwood Blight. Their recently released report includes the chemistry recommendations that were found to be most effective in the 2012 and 2013 field trials.

The NCSU treatment recommendations are available by clicking

AmericanHort Contributor July 04 2013

Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) is a virus that is vectored by an eriophyid mite (Phyllocoptes fructiphylus) and often leads to the eventual death of infected plants. Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora) is particularly susceptible to RRD and it's decades long march, as an invasive plant, across much of the continental U.S. has likely been the source of inoculum and responsible for spreading the diseas...

AmericanHort Contributor June 15 2013

On June 10, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2013 Farm Bill (The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013) by a vote of 66-27. A week before the Senate vote ANLA coordinated a letter that included forty-two Lighthouse Program partners (click here to view letter) and...

AmericanHort Contributor June 06 2013

Many ANLA members offering landscape services turn to the H-2B visa program to supplement their workforce when too few American workers apply for seasonal jobs. Unfortunately, efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to add layers of new bureaucracy and an inflated wage structure threaten the program, and have resulted in a tangle of litigation and Congressional intervention.

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AmericanHort Contributor May 09 2013

The Tree Boss: efficient and fun
Handling large B&B material like caliper trees usually takes 2-3 team members. Hughes Nursery and Landscaping does it with 1. Dwight Hughes Jr. introduces the Tree Boss, a piece of in-house designed equipment that supports their company's goals of efficient time management and making nursery and landscape...

AmericanHort Contributor May 09 2013

Pneumatic Rootball Stapler: time and safety
Burlap is traditionally secured to rootballs with pinning nails. The process is both painful for workers and creates safety concerns with injured hands and pierced tires as plants are handles and nails pop out. Tom Hughes demonstrates how their pneumatic stapler makes this task safer and can be...

Joe Bischoff March 05 2013

One year ago the industry was reeling from the appearance of Boxwood Blight in our nurseries and landscape. One year later, armed with $500,000 in research funding, what are we starting to learn about this disease and the future of Boxwood in the American landscape?

Introduction: A year of accomplishment
Drs. Joe Bischoff of ANLA and Cristi Palmer of IR-4 ...

This stacked panel of experts will plunge into the current and potential application of exciting new technologies showing promise in automating and innovating the management of nursery stock, and other environments including arboretums and forest stands. New technologies explored during this seminar include drone-based observation and sampling, canopy robotics, and a variety of radio-frequen...

Review a case study at UC Davis researching nutrient use in container grown crops. This project has received funding from the Horticultural Research Institute. 
 

Presenters: Lorence Oki and Bruno Pitton, UC Davis 

The webinar addresses why you should use sanitation practices at plant production, mechanically transmitted plant diseases, common disinfectants and improved sanitation/hygiene practices through research results. 

Presenter: Dr. Fulya Baysal-Gurel is an assistant professor at the Tennessee State University Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center in McMinnville, TN. Her rese...

The first webinar of our brand-new series: Quarterly Advocacy Brief - An Advocacy Update on Workforce Development and the ABC's of H2A featuring Chris Schulte, CJ-Lake LLC, and Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort

Part one of the webinar will provide a brief but comprehensive update on our advocacy for labor relief - H-2A visa reform, more ...

Andy Bruney of T. Load Specialties will give insights and advice on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. He'll be explaining how these new regulations are impacting the logistics industry while also taking a closer look at the impact they have on the horticulture industry. This webinar is aimed to help shippers and receivers be more prepared for the upcoming season as motor carri...