Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Nursery Crops Website/Portal

New Website for Nurseries
Dr. Anthony Lebude

NC State Department of Horticultural Science has introduced three new information portals for commercial nursery crops (Fig. 1), landscape and floriculture.  The sites are intended for growers and Cooperative Extension Agents in North Carolina.  The portal covers the main areas of production, for example, water, substrates, IPM, cultural practices, diagnostics, plant choices for problem areas and more.  News and upcoming events are kept current and there are wholesale prices listed for common green and hard goods in the green industry to gauge their average in the state.  Use the portal to learn about a new challenge to the green industry at your own pace.  For example, there are primary documents that tell the whole research story about a new production practice but that may be too technical for you, instead you might read an extension article that makes the information more practical for North Carolina growers, or read a similar article in a trade publication that might be more broad-based for the southeast, but contain many of the same concepts. There are photos to describe the practices and in some cases videos and podcasts to show you some of the concepts being used in production.  As always, there are links to other relevant information on important topics.
To access the information visit:

Thank you!!

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.