Nursery Crops and Greenhouses

Pacific Northwest Nursery Information

Starting a Plant Nursery or Greenhouse Business - A web site developed to help people in Oregon find information about starting a nursery business. It is designed to give you an overview on many topics especially important in the nursery industry.

Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM - This website has been established to provide educational material and links for the identification and management of pests in commercial nursery production in the Pacific Northwest.

Weed Management in Nursery Crops - This is a email list which will provide members with timely information regarding weed management.

Weed Control in Nursery Field Production - This publication describes how to develop a weed management program in three phases: field preparation, weed prevention, and management of escaped weeds.

ODA Nursery Index - The program exists within the Plant Division of the Oregon Department of Agriculture and was developed to protect Oregon's nursery and Christmas tree industries from the introduction and spread of plant pests, disease, and noxious weeds. The program provides services to licensed Oregon nurseries and Christmas tree growers that assist in the production, marketing, and protection of Oregon nursery stock and Christmas trees.

Oregon Association of Nurseries - The OAN is the community dedicated to the long term success, profitability and excellence of Oregon's nursery and greenhouse industry.

Other useful nursery links

Nursery Production - EDIS is the Electronic Data Information Source of UF/IFAS Extension, a collection of information on topics relevant to you. Here is a list of nursery production resources.

Guide to Production Information for the Commercial Nursery Crop Grower - The following is a reference list of informative publications which can provide answers and guidance to the commercial nursery grower on topics from propagation to pest management. Accompanying each reference is a brief description of the publication.

Nursery Production of Hardwood Seedlings - This paper will provide the seedling user with a general overview of steps required to produce high quality hardwood seedlings. This publication  will not serve as a guide for the nursery production manager, but should convey knowledge necessary for the hardwood seedling buyer to properly communicate with nursery personnel to ensure delivery of quality seedlings.

Starting in the Nursery Business - Are you thinking of starting your own nursery? If so, you are not alone. Many new entrepreneurs are interested in growing and selling herbaceous and woody ornamental plants for profit.

Sustainable Small-Scale Nursery Production - Sustainable nursery practices can increase plant marketability and reduce a nursery's impact on the environment. This publication focuses on the sustainable production of woody and herbaceous nursery plants, both in containers and in the field. It is not a primer for inexperienced growers, but a complementary source of information that concentrates on sustainable production techniques. Topics covered include integrated pest management, weed control and alternative fertilizers. The publication also introduces business management practices.

Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Nutrient Management Guide for Western Oregon and Washington - Sustainable nursery practices can increase plant marketability and reduce a nursery's impact on the environment. This publication focuses on the sustainable production of woody and herbaceous nursery plants, both in containers and in the field. It is not a primer for inexperienced growers, but a complementary source of information that concentrates on sustainable production techniques. Topics covered include integrated pest management, weed control and alternative fertilizers. The publication also introduces business management practices.

Managing Weeds and Vegetation in Christmas Trees - Successful weed management involves year-round strategies that combine weed control practices and careful management of the ground cover to achieve tree growth and reduce soil erosion.

An Introduction to Growing Christmas Trees - Growing, harvesting and marketing Christmas trees is big business in Oregon. In fact, more Christmas trees are produced in our state than any in the U.S. Clackamas County is one of Oregon's leading tree producing counties with approximately 2 million trees collectively harvested annually by over 300 growers.

Growing Christmas Trees in the Pacific Northwest - A guide for the prospective and novice Christmas tree grower. Includes how to evaluate risk and potential for return. Discusses the tree growing cycle, tasks and time requirements, pertinent laws and regulations, and costs, returns, and taxes. Describes 11 popular species (color photos) including their soil and site preferences, pest and disease susceptibilities, and relative market value.

Developing High Quality True Fir Christmas Trees - This publication will help outline the growing of quality true fir Christmas trees—but it’s not the final word. Site conditions, your seed source, and a host of other variables will determine how your trees respond and develop.

Christmas Tree Diseases, Insects & Disorders in the Pacific Northwest: Identification and Management - Christmas tree growers and landscape specialists working with conifers will want this full color reference manual on hand. Authors have compiled descriptions, life cycle, and management information on diseases, pests and disorders common to Christmas trees grown in the Pacific Northwest. Less common pests are included for purposes of identification. Disease and insect sections provide a list of hosts and damage potential rating. Calendars pinpoint months to watch for pest activity on conifers.

Christmas Tree Production - List of Christmas tree production resources from the Bugwood Network.