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EU prohibits more than 160 plant species

Effective June 1, the European Union (EU) has prohibited the importation of more than 160 species of plants over fears they could host Xylella fastidiosa. The bacterium, which was recently found in southern Italy, causes leaf scorch and Pierce's disease in grapes and citrus, and also kills olive trees. We will work to provide additional information as it becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns about the ban, contact AmericanHort at 202-789-8111 or email OAN Executive Director Jeff Stone, jstone@oan.org. Read more »

Mellissa Sumner joins OAN staff

Mellissa Sumner has joined the Oregon Association of Nurseries staff as the new event and program manager, replacing Kate Crawford. She will work on the Farwest Show and other OAN programs and events. She is also taking over as the main member contact for the Trucks to Trade Shows program. "I am really excited about OAN and getting to know more about the members and the industry!" she said.

Register today for the 2015 International Trials Conference and save $50

Held in conjunction with the 2015 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon, the prestigious 2015 International Trials Conference promises to be an incredible experience. Educational programming and tours will further the mission of encouraging the creation of universal evaluation criteria and collaboration among plant trial locations, resulting in more meaningful trial data.

Attendees who register before July 31 will save $50 off the regular price of $449. Student/teacher passes are also available for $199. For more information about the conference, visit www.FarwestShow.com/trials.shtml.

Register for the Farwest Show

Register today for the largest green industry trade show in the West. The 2015 Farwest Show takes place Aug. 27–29 at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland.

By attending, you will find far more to see, make far more connections with thousands of top industry professionals, and gain far more ideas. Bundle your Expo Pass with tours, seminars, pesticide classes or the Equipment Innovation Day, and save. Register now and grab the early bird discount to save even more.

ODA prohibits use of four neonicotinoids on linden trees

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has issued a new rule restricting the application of any pesticide product containing dinotefuran, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam or clothianidin. These four neonicotinoids may not be applied — regardless of application method — to linden trees, basswood trees or other Tilia species. The rule, which went into effect on February 27, 2015, supersedes label language. This means that even if a pesticide label provides directions for use on linden trees, the product can not be used on linden trees, basswood trees or other Tilia species in Oregon. In conjunction with the new rule, ODA has published an updated list of alternatives to neonicotinoid insecticides (except for acetamiprid) for landscapers. Acetamiprid, another neonicotinoid, is not impacted by the new rule.   Read more »

Low snowpack threatens summer water availability

Historically low snowpack levels in the Cascade Mountains are threatening to negatively impact the availability of water resources for summer irrigation, officials with USDA and the National Weather Service told the Oregonian newspaper. Although rainfall levels have been in the normal range, there are some snowpack monitoring stations in the Mount Hood area that have recorded no snow. It's the first time in at least 33 years this has happened. Further, spring rains can sometimes counterbalance this trend, but this year, meteorologists expect conditions to be warmer and dryer than normal.   Read more »

Oregon retailers recognized for excellence

Today's Garden Center magazine has released its annual "Revolutionary 100" list of garden centers for 2015, and three Oregon retail nurseries were selected. They are:

Additionally, Moana Nursery, an Oregon wholesale grower, made the list for their retail location in Reno, Nevada. You can click the links above to read the write-ups on each of the four nurseries. Congratulations to these four outstanding nurseries for being selected!

OAN Nursery Map app now available on Google Play

The OAN Nursery Map app, produced by the OAN Mt. Hood Chapter, is now available for Android devices on Google Play. The app was previously launched for Apple smart devices on iTunes back in December. Both versions cost $4.99. The map is designed to allow green industry businesses to connect with each other. It allows users to search for growers by name, get directions from their current location, and contact the grower by phone or email. Read more »

Wholesale Map App

Digger magazine launches revamped website

The New Year has brought a new design with better organized content for the online version of Digger magazine. Launched on Jan. 6, the new website features a responsive design that looks great on most popular computer platforms and smart devices. Improved, easy-to-navigate content areas include Articles, Columns, Jobs, Subscribe and Advertise. In addition, all news items from the old site (previously known as "The Daily Digger") were carried over to the new Nursery News section. Read more »

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