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Japanese beetle eradication in a Portland suburb begins April 17
Japanese beetle eradication in a Portland suburb begins April 17
State ag officials want to make sure an infestation confirmed last summer doesn’t spread to commercial nurseries and other high value crops.

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Western Innovator: Guarding plants against sneak attacks
Western Innovator: Guarding plants against sneak attacks
Cindy Cooper, plants services program manager at Washington State Department of Agriculture
More elk dead after eating ornamental Japanese yew
Fish and Game officials say they will help homeowners determine if they have Japanese yew on their property and will reimburse homeowners to replace the plants.
Oregon Nursery Hall of Fame adds six new members
Oregon’s nursery industry is annually one of the state’s top agricultural pursuits, with sales of $895 million in 2015.
Ag leaders slow to react to Labor pick
Ag leaders slow to react to Labor pick
Leaders of organizations involved in labor-intensive agriculture don’t know a lot about President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor but remain hopeful since the restaurant industry he's from shares many issues.
East Coast Christmas tree growers: Drought not seriously hurting crop
Farmers in some parts of Connecticut lost more than half of their newly planted trees, while others were unaffected.
Christmas tree promotions available to farmers
Christmas tree promotions available to farmers
Christmas tree promotional are available to farmers to download for free.
Arkansas officials expand emerald ash borer quarantine
The Arkansas State Plant Board announced Monday that it’s adding eight more counties to its quarantine involving the emerald ash borer.
Western Innovator: Nursery grower ventures into hemp
Western Innovator: Nursery grower ventures into hemp
Nursery grower Barry Cook is diversifying his operation to include hemp.
Nursery adopts plasticulture for trees
Nursery adopts plasticulture for trees
Northwoods Nursery has found plasticulture improves weed control, water retention, plant growth.
Oregon nursery, landlord prevail in sexual harassment lawsuit
Carlton Plants and the landlord, Carlton Nursery, won a lawsuit in which they were accused of creating a hostile work environment by ineffectively responding to a sexual harassment complaint.

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