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 Darcy shares the end of an era for Buchholz Nursery.
In this issue:
- A growing appetite for superfoods: Retailers and growers can fill the demand for nutrient-rich berries, fruits and vegetables.
- Green practices and silver bullets: Integrated pest management, or IPM, has continued to improve and deliver benefits for growers.
- Certifiably successful: Sustainability-minded certification programs can help nurseries grow and improve.
- How nurseries can protect water quality: Conservation districts can provide technical assistance to help operators meet state rules
- Thank God for June!: President’s Message by Josh Robinson
- The greatest privilege of a lifetime: Director’s Desk by Jeff Stone
- Goodbye to Buchholz Nursery: What I’m Hearing by Mike Darcy
Growing Knowledge an ongoing series provided by Oregon State University in collaboration with the USDA and in partnership with OAN.
- Nostoc: A nursery nemesis: Exploring novel approaches to long-term, sustainable management, and even use, of cyanobacteria
Please send your comments on the issue to editor Curt Kipp at email@example.com.