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:
In this issue:
- Seedling growers poke through scorched earth: Producers cope with heightened demand due to fires and other market pressures, not to mention labor and supply troubles. By Erica Browne Grivas.
- Trendy shade trees, part two: Growers bring new options to market, while helping to drive a new environmental ethic. By Tracy Ilene Miller.
- President’s Message: The lessons of service. By Josh Robinson.
- Director’s Desk: Our scholarships grow the future of nurseries. By Jeff Stone.
- What I’m Hearing: Blooming container plants that stand up to the heat. By Mike Darcy.
Growing Knowledge, an ongoing series provided by Oregon State University in collaboration with the USDA and in partnership with OAN.
- The fight against flatheaded borers: Researchers from the Nackley (nursery) and Wiman (orchards) programs at Oregon State University have teamed up with scientists from across the country to study the biology and management of flatheaded borers. By Lloyd Nackley, Melissa Scherr, Erica Rudolph, Heather Andrews and Nik Wiman.
Please send your comments on the issue to editor Curt Kipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.