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Pesky plant to cash crop

Pesky plant to cash crop

ALBURG, Vt. When Vermont farmer Roger Rainville first heard about Quebec farmers growing milkweed, he thought the idea was crazy! On many farms in...
30 Oregon plant species at risk of extinction

30 Oregon plant species at risk of extinction

When it comes to endangered species, most people think of animals. Wolves and salmon and spotted owls garner most of the attention, but Oregon...
Rose fragrance spans history, but not every bloom has scent

Rose fragrance spans history, but not every bloom has scent

Gertrude Jekyll is a very popular David Austin rose with a strong old-rose perfume. (Rita Perwich) Is your first instinct on being presented with...
The East Coast’s Largest Flower Farm Becomes Certified American Grown

The East Coast’s Largest Flower Farm Becomes Certified American Grown

Bloomia , the largest cut flower farm on the East Coast, has become the latest Certified American Grown Farm. With a mission of spreading...
Supermarket’s new ‘wonky’ flower range stops imperfect stems going to waste

Supermarket’s new ‘wonky’ flower range stops imperfect stems going to waste

From this week, a UK supermarket will sell wonky flowers for the first time, after prolonged hot and dry weather stopped some blooms from...
Flower Care Guide: Tulips

Flower Care Guide: Tulips

Tulips are the original spring-breakers, they break in the spring season with their undeniable charm and attractiveness. Yes, we’ll go ahead and admit it,...
Arkansas Plant Board selects former agriculture secretary as new director

Arkansas Plant Board selects former agriculture secretary as new director

The Arkansas Plant Board unanimously approved the appointment of former Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Butch Calhoun to serve as its director. He was selected Friday...
Grow green: 10 houseplants recommended by local plant lovers

Grow green: 10 houseplants recommended by local plant lovers

Indoor plants help clean the air and elevate your mood. And people who don't have a garden can still get satisfaction from growing a...
UC Berkeley Biologists Find Fertilizer Destroys Plant Microbiome’s Ability to Protect Against Disease

UC Berkeley Biologists Find Fertilizer Destroys Plant Microbiome’s Ability to Protect Against Disease

A growth chamber packed with tomato plants sprayed with bacteria to simulate different leaf microbiomes and then challenged with a plant pathogen to measure...
Top EU court: GMO rules cover plant gene editing technique

Top EU court: GMO rules cover plant gene editing technique

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Crops obtained by plant breeding technique mutagenesis should fall under laws restricting the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Europe’s highest...
Fertilizer destroys plant microbiome’s ability to protect against disease

Fertilizer destroys plant microbiome’s ability to protect against disease

A growth chamber packed with tomato plants sprayed with various microbial communities to simulate different types of leaf microbiomes. (Britt Koskella photo) A new...
How the Wardian case revolutionised the plant trade – and Australian gardens

How the Wardian case revolutionised the plant trade – and Australian gardens

The first journey of a Wardian case was an experiment. In 1829, the surgeon and amateur naturalist Nathanial Bagshaw Ward accidentally discovered that plants...
Want To Help Monarchs? Plant Milkweed

Want To Help Monarchs? Plant Milkweed

A new coalition of groups in Wisconsin is working together to save the monarch butterfly. Over the last two decades, the population of monarchs...
It’s the best time of year to visit an Alaska farmers market. Here are 9 things to check out

It’s the best time of year to visit an Alaska farmers market. Here are...

Southcentral Alaska has been blessed with plenty of sunny days. And some rainy ones, too. Crops are really starting to peak. And there is...
Know Your Farmer: The Fresh Herb Co. Is a Growing Concern in Longmont

Know Your Farmer: The Fresh Herb Co. Is a Growing Concern in Longmont

Fresh Herb Co. in Longmont specializes in ornamental flowers. Peony season will be over soon, but for Chet and Kristy Anderson of Fresh Herb...
Japan Data: Imported Blooms Fill the Gap as Domestic Cut Flower Shipments Tumble

Japan Data: Imported Blooms Fill the Gap as Domestic Cut Flower Shipments Tumble

Since 2000, the volume of domestic cut flowers has been in a downward trend. In 2017, 3.7 billion flowers were shipped, the lowest amount...
During American Grown Flowers Month, You Can’t Miss Alaskan Peonies

During American Grown Flowers Month, You Can’t Miss Alaskan Peonies

There’s nothing like a field of peonies to positively impact your mood. Even their names can brighten your day: Sequestered Sunshine, Blaze, Festiva Maxima....
You’re Going To China? Really?

You’re Going To China? Really?

Do you really think there is opportunity for American Grown Flowers in China? Why bother with exporting to China when there is so much...
Floral Designer Helps Peers Envision a 100 Percent American Grown Wedding

Floral Designer Helps Peers Envision a 100 Percent American Grown Wedding

Last year, floral designer Kelly Shore committed to increasing her use of American Grown Flowers and foliage in her designs with a goal of...
America Is In Season

America Is In Season

Flowers are the angels, whereby they write on the hills and fields mysterious truths.” – Benjamin Franklin Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence...
10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast

10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast

Weed scientist Dearl Sanders wades through giant salvinia, one of Louisiana's worst invasive plants, in 2014. Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter They clog...
Plant of the week: Bobo panicle hydrangea

Plant of the week: Bobo panicle hydrangea

Hide caption Light: full sun to part shade Height: 2 to 3 feet Spread: 3 to 4 feet USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8...
Nebraska’s Center for Plant Science Innovation is Transforming Agriculture

Nebraska’s Center for Plant Science Innovation is Transforming Agriculture

Tom Clemente looks in on Lili Hou, Post-Doc Research Associate in the Center for Plant Science Innovation. Tom Clemente lab in Beadle Center. March...
A Man and His Flowers

A Man and His Flowers

CHADDS FORD, Pa. — Marketing a beautiful flower is not hard, according to Chadds Ford peony farmer Richard Currie, who grows 200 varieties of...
Roses instead of opium: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Roses instead of opium: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Afghan Boy Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate...

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