Indoors or Outdoors, Horticulture and Holidays Go Together

Dan Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, USDA

(USDA/NASS) — With the holiday season upon us, you may have missed the recent release of the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties Report. This 2017 Census of Agriculture special study is the only source of detailed production and sales data for floriculture, nursery, and specialty crops for the entire United States. Although the number of horticulture operations declined 11% from the last …

USDA is Starting Data Collection for Census of Horticulture

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

USDA is collecting data for a special study called the 2019 Census of Horticulture. Stephanie Ho reports that officials are asking if you get a Census form, to please respond. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops

As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds and fertilizer use when he participated in a class offered by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He was one of 20 participants in the program held …

‘Infectious Interest in Horticulture’ Helps Earn UF/IFAS Professor Top Honor

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops

University of Florida environmental horticulture professor Sandra Wilson loves to teach, but just as importantly, she loves to hear about the successes of her former students. They find employment in their field. They get married. Those moments bring a gleam to her eyes. Former students are now adjunct professors, scientists, an entrepreneur, a horticultural and landscape foreman and more, she …

Green Industry Contributes More Than $20B to Florida Economy

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops

Up 19 Percent from 2000 Florida’s environmental horticulture industry is recovering from the recession of 2007 to 2009, and it is growing in many sectors, with $21.8 billion in annual economic contributions. This is an increase of 19.2 percent from 2000, a new University of Florida report shows. The environmental horticulture industry, or the “green industry,” includes landscaping, nurseries, greenhouses, …