Anchored by multigenerational farming families, some dating as far back as the 1850s, Oregon’s nursery industry is deeply rooted in the past. Want to know more? Listen to Cindy Lou Evans Pease spin tales about her great-great grandfather, Christian Frederick Vonderahe, who in 1857 settled on land that is known today as Evans Farms LLC. […]
Our November issue of Digger Magazine takes a comprehensive look at freight, a component of the nursery industry that’s as essential as water, sunshine and air. In this issue: A season of nightmares: With low availability and higher driver and truck costs, shipping costs skyrocketed in 2022. By Mitch Lies. Safe travels: Nurseries take steps to […]
Our October issue of Digger Magazine touches on the state of seedling production, the desire for flowers that stand up to the heat, trendy shade trees, the battle against the flatheaded borer, and more.
Our September issue of Digger Magazine recaps the just-concluded 2022 Farwest Show, while also discussing the hottest new hydrangeas, the importance of retaining workers, ways you can slash waste and boost profits, and the new integrated pest management (IPM) plan coming out of USDA Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University.
The double-duty August issue of Digger Magazine includes detailed stories about shade tree trends, shifts in consumer demand, and supply chain woes alongside the 2022 Farwest Show Guide and New Products Showcase companion piece. There is also uplifting news about the new plant releases from Oregon State University and all the recipients of Oregon Nurseries […]
This month’s issue delves into relationships: The pairing of houseplants and hard goods by retailers; the ways wholesale nurseries nurture sales from their customers; and the deep selection of spruce varieties growers that growers love to produce. For the Farwest Show, we’ve also included the New Varieties Showcase feature to give readers a first look […]
This month’s Sustainability Issue covers a wide range of topics, including how nurseries can protect their water quality, what the options are for getting certified for production standards, how to manage pests and diseases using IPM, and what superfoods customers love. Oregon State researchers also share results of controlling nostoc on the nursery and Mike […]
Check out the latest, high-tech inventions that were made to solve problems for nurseries, retailers and landscapers. Growers discuss the ups and downs of drone use in the field, lawn care equipment manufacturers share advancements in electrical options, and we even include a profile on GK Machine Inc. and its custom-built farming instruments. Plus, read […]
Welcome to our first-ever Tree Issue! Articles inside include an in-depth analysis of the best crabapples varieties, the recipe for successful tree production, and helping the marketplace meet their customer’s expectations. In the Meet the Leader feature, read about the life and accomplishments of Rod Park, owner of Park’s Nursery and former OAN president and […]
Our 2022 Greenhouse Issue of Digger explores the people, plants, production methods and pest management techniques of Oregon greenhouses. It starts with a profile on the Yoshitomi Brothers nursery. There are also new ideas for perennial producers, a cost-saving irrigation equipment analysis, and a review of efficient greenhouse space management. Finally, OSU researchers also follow […]