Poinsettia

Picking the Perfect Poinsettia that will Last Through the Holiday Season

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to pick the perfect Poinsettia that will last through the holiday season. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are a wide variety of poinsettias out there, with the colors of shapes of the leaves, and the fullness of the plants. But getting them to last until Christmas and beyond takes a little work. Many plant buyers confuse …

best flowering plants

Best Flowering Plants to Brighten Up the Winter Months

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Some of the best flowering plants to brighten up the winter months.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  You can have flowers in your garden, even through the winter. Camellias are a popular landscape plant you can keep the show going from winter to spring by planting varieties with different bloom times. Witch Hazel, known for its fragrant …

beautiful shrubs

Beautiful Shrubs to Add Colorful Winter Interest to the Garden

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Some beautiful shrubs to add tons of colorful winter interest to your garden.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Winter has a beauty all its own, especially when you include plants with eye-catching features during the colder months. Try adding these shrubs for outstanding winter interest with their fragrant blooms, bright berries, colorful foliage, and unusual bark. For …

application period

Application Period Ends Monday for 2022 Hemp Licenses in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Specialty Crops

For the past few weeks, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been accepting applications from hemp growers, processors/handlers and universities for a 2022 industrial hemp license. But, the application period ends Monday, November 29th at 5:00 pm (CT). In 2016, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act, Section 2-8-380 Code of Alabama 1975, tasking ADAI with the development of a licensing …

attracting birds

Best Ornamental Grasses for Attracting Birds to the Garden

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Some of the best ornamental grasses for attracting birds to your garden.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Ornamental grasses provide beautiful texture, movement, and color to the landscape. They make excellent accent plants for beds and borders, and many of them even work well in containers. Adding these grasses to your yard is also an easy way …

best plants

Best Plants for Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Dan Nursery Crops, Pollinators, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Some of the best plants for attracting birds to your yard.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Many types of birds are attracted to plants that produce plenty of seeds. By growing seedy annuals and perennials in your yard, you’ll save money on birdseed and have beautiful flowers that you’ll enjoy, too. Attract more birds to your garden …

thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner Costing More

Dan Economy, Fruits, Pecans, Poultry, Research, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

While last year’s cost of a Thanksgiving Day dinner was the lowest it had been since 2010, this year is a bit different. Americans, for the most part, are spending a bit more at the grocery store this year on turkeys and all the sides. According to a survey conducted earlier this month by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Thanksgiving dinner costs …

lawsuit

Feds File Lawsuit to Try to Block U.S. Sugar Deal

Dan Specialty Crops, Sugar

(TALLAHASSEE/Nov 23, 2021/NSF) — Saying the deal would reduce competition and lead to higher prices, federal antitrust officials Tuesday filed a lawsuit to try to block U.S. Sugar Corp. from purchasing another large player in the sugar industry. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the lawsuit in federal court in Delaware, arguing that the combination of Clewiston-based U.S. Sugar and Imperial Sugar …