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The horticulture supply chain is as varied and unique as the number of plant cultivars. In the Knowledge Center, resources and information are tagged by industry segments to help you get exactly what you need quickly -- and lead you to information you didn't know existed until now.

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. March 25 2020

Reports of impatiens downy mildew (IDM) have been surfacing, on common impatiens as well as one of the new IDM-resistant lines. It’s important to remember that the resistant lines are not immune and can still be susceptible if conditions are just right – namely cool, wet weather patterns and high disease pressure. Irrigation at night exacerbates the disease as well.

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Craig Regelbrugge March 25 2020

A key element of our COVID-19 response effort at AmericanHort has been to support efforts to enable the horticulture industry supply chain to function as peak season arrives. Federal guidance from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructur...

Craig Regelbrugge March 25 2020

President Trump signed the first coronavirus response measure (PL 116-123) into law on March 6. That law provided about $8 billion for immediate response efforts to the Health and Human Services Department, State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Small Business Administration.

On March 18, the House revised and passed the “Families First Coronavirus R...

Tristan Daedalus March 25 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and governments at all levels seek to respond, AmericanHort has launched a Coronavirus Resource Center which is being updated frequently as new information becomes available. Information on the site includes:

  • Business Operations and Best Practices
  • ...

Charlie Hall March 18 2020

In an age of tight margins, it is essential for firms to have full and accurate information about inflationary trends so that they can better understand the cost of operating their business for managerial decision-making such as SKU rationalization, customer profitability analyses, and determining the need for price increases. The use of the standard Producers Price Index (PPI) and

Tristan Daedalus March 17 2020

Business owners know that key to long-term business preparedness is certainty and a legal framework that can be understood and planned for. Increasingly, business owners across America with a passion for horticulture are facing legislative and regulatory uncertainty as state and federal governments and agencies reevaluate and revamp that existing framework.  Policy conversations can move q...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. March 11 2020

An unofficial report announced that a single, adult spotted lanternfly was found on a tree in Davis, CA. The insect was found on a tree in a residential area near a hotel.

Last fall, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) officials reported finding several dead adult spotted lanternflies on cargo planes arriving in Sacramento, Stockton, and Ontario airports. All fligh...

Craig Regelbrugge March 11 2020

When it comes to our advocacy and research agenda, AmericanHort is always keen to collaborate with others that share common interests. Two recent examples illustrate this well.

On February 26, AmericanHort was invited to brief and prepare leaders of the California Cut Flower Commission and American Grown Flowers before they headed to Capitol Hill for Congressional meetings. These g...

Tristan Daedalus March 11 2020

The AmericanHort advocacy community answered the call to get involved on two critical issues this past week—both met with success.

First, we posted an alert encouraging Representatives to join a letter asking that this year’s spending bills include language clarifying that horticultural crops are properly included in the Department of Transportation’s definition o...

Craig Regelbrugge March 11 2020

USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service has announced roughly $70 million in funding for FY2020 projects focused on plant health and pest prevention. Included in the funding: $50,000 to the Horticultural Research Institute, the Amer...