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- Ornamental InfoSearch: Research and extension search engine
Use this link to find printed material from journals, magazines, wesbites, etc.
- Find a N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent in your county
Follow the link to find the name and contact information of the nearest county agent.
- North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association (NCNLA)
The premiere nursery and landscape organization in the state that supports, educates, and brings great growers and landscapers together. Become a member today and start learning from the best in the state.
- North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Plant Industry Division
This is your starting block for everything from obtaining a license to sell plants to marketing them for sale. And in between, you can sample your soil for free, test your irrigation water, learn about quarantined pests, and send foliage samples to determine if your fertility program is effective.
- Plant Breeding and Evaluation at NC State University
Visit the Mountain Crop Improvement lab to learn about the latest plant introductions from NC State University.
- International Plant Propagator’s Society (IPPS)
The 50 year old organization is still growing roots and branching out to bring the most relevant propagation, plants and production information from around the world. See you at the next meeting.
- Southern Nursery IPM (SNIPM) Working Group
The Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management (SNIPM) working group comprises a group of extension professionals from Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia representing Entomology, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology are collaborating on a multi-state nursery crops project that includes the development of a Crop Profile and a Pest Management Strategic Plan (CP/PMSP).
- Tennessee Commercial Nursery Production Information
One of the premiere references for growers and agents covering both field and container nursery production. Mark has over 30 years experience in Extension working with nursery growers. Specialized information has been developed over the years including handouts that detail the latest nursery production practices, weekly new articles with timely, seasonal-specific tips, and links to other important nursery-related websites.
- Southern Nursery Association (SNA)
Follow this link to find research proceedings, education, and networking for the green industry.
- North Carolina Plant Disease and Insect Clinic
Submit your plant insect and disease samples to the lab, but go through your county extension office first to save money. Stay current with the latest information about insects, mites, and plant diseases by watching webinars, reading pest notes or submitting a photo of your current pest challenge.
- Smart Farms Irrigation in Nurseries–
This project is all about saving water, increasing efficiency and reducing the environmental impacts of ornamental plant production practices
- Water Education Alliance For Horticulture
The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture helps growers conserve irrigation water and manage water quality issues. They are a team of researchers and industry experts led by the University of Florida that provides workshops, articles, and grower tools.
- Climate Friendly Nurseries Project
The Climate Friendly Nurseries Project (CFNP) is an innovative partnership between the Oregon Association of Nurseries and the Oregon Environmental Council. The first of its kind in the nation, the project’s central goal is to help nurseries reduce energy, resource inputs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while achieving greater economic efficiency and profitability. Ecos Consulting and Oregon State University serve as valuable resources for the CFNP, both bringing research expertise and technical assistance that benefit nurseries.
- Sustainable Substrates Finding New Potting Materials for Ornamental Nursery Crop Production
The long-term goal of this project, funded by the Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative with guidance from the American Nursery and Landscape Association Horticultural Research Institute, is to identify and develop regional and sustainable sources of horticultural substrates for the nursery industry.
- Waste Reduction Partners
Waste Reduction Partners serves any nonresidential organization in North Carolina. WRP engineers and scientists have helped over 1,800 businesses, non-profits, and public institutions save money through improved energy management, waste reduction strategies, and water conservation plans. WRP technical assistance is provided at no cost to our clients, funded by government-sponsored grants, contracts, and private contributions.