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Below are feature articles from 2010 issues of Digger listed by month, title, author and subject. For articles from 2015 or later, please check

A complete collection of Digger issues dating back to 1956 is available in the library at the OAN offices in Wilsonville, Ore. Back issues of Digger may be requested from the OAN Publications Department (subject to availability.)

2010 Archives
Issue Title Author Summary
December 2010 Confessions of a plant addict Curt Kipp Don Howse has accumulated more than 2,000 rare conifer selections over four decades in the horticulture trade.
Tough but beautiful Elizabeth Petersen These junipers will withstand harsh conditions, while offering delightful and distinctive shapes and colors.
The rail alternative Miles McCoy Will Oregon nurseries return to the freight mode of transportation that first put them on the map?
November 2010 Top of the building Elizabeth Petersen These plants are the most suitable for extensive and intensive green roof applications
Winter protection for plants Miles McCoy Growers have a variety of options to deploy against the worst conditions winter has to offer
Becoming your own prophet of profit Clark Seavert and James Julian In the current economy, predicting and managing costs is the most reliable way to stay in the black
October 2010 Grown close to home Curt Kipp Peoria Gardens ships annuals, perennials, edibles and baskets to garden centers along the I-5 corridor
A healthy appetite for succulents Elizabeth Petersen Both tender and hardy varieties offer exotic beauty at a low cost, while demanding little in the way of water
OSU Growing Knowledge: Breaking it down Dan M. Sullivan and Ryan Costello Growers can get the most value from their compost by having it analyzed first
September 2010 Greener and cleaner Elizabeth Petersen How Oregon grows top-quality trees, from the seedling stage to shipping time
The digging scene Miles McCoy The evolution of machines for B&B and bare-root production has made field harvesting more efficient and cost effective
Reducing Phytophthora Jennifer Parke These top 10 tips will help prevent this group of pathogens from taking hold
August 2010 The original green walls Elizabeth Petersen Whether formal or more natural looking, these hedging options can denote property lines and provide necessary screening
Dazzling barberries Elizabeth Petersen These stunning new introductions and old favorites are useful in many landscape settings
Feeding through the leaves Chal Landgren and Judy Kowalski Scientists study whether foliar fertilization has benefits for tree growers
Will it be a weed? Daniel J. Hilburn, Ph.D. By asking some simple questions, you can evaluate the invasive potential of any plant
July 2010 No drought about it By Elizabeth Petersen These beautiful selections, once established, have nothing to fear from dry conditions or a lack of watering
Cost-effective coverings By Miles McCoy A nursery's choice of greenhouse materials has an impact on plant quality as well as the grower's bottom line
When mites make right By Robin Rosetta Predatory mites allow growers to control some pest problems in the nursery while reducing chemical use and exposure
June 2010 Sowing the sustainability seeds By Jon Bell OAN's Sustainability Initiative aims to make growers -- and the planet -- a little better
The greening of the marketplace By Colleen Tvorik and Kirk Richardson As awareness spreads, more and more customers are demanding sustainably produced products
Getting certified By Whitney Rideout These programs let you assure your customers you are operating sustainably
Building a sustainable team By Dylan Rivera Working conditions and worker participation are crucial pieces of a company's sustainability plan
Sustainable incentives By Natalya Griffith How to reap the tax benefits of the new energy economy
May 2010 Managing your market response By Robin Cross How smart nurseries can prepare themselves to meet consumer needs in 2010
A shear renaissance By Curt Kipp  Topiaries and sculptured plants are becoming more creative than ever
Doing the task at hand By Miles McCoy  Follow these steps to find the safest and most effective hand tool for any situation
April 2010 Into the blue Heather Stoven and Jim Owen Researchers at Oregon State University test what works when it comes to growing the bluest hydrangeas.
Fabulous foliage Elizabeth Petersen Coleus is all the rage, thanks to the many varieties available and the psychedelic colors and textures they can offer.
Hidden in plain sight Jay W. Pscheidt How to prevent disease problems by looking at your greenhouse through the eyes of a plant pathologist.
March 2010 Berried In Beauty Elizabeth Petersen Many options are available for those who love the all-season beauty of berry-producing plants.
Defending Your Ground Miles McCoy According to research, cover crops can provide many benefits for nurseries.
Kaizen and the Art of Softwood Propagation Mike Lee Bailey Nurseries trims production time by 40 percent through the use of Lean techniques.
February 2010 Delightful Daphne Elizabeth Petersen These cultivars require little care and offer distinctive looks, an intoxicating scent and year-round interest.
The heat is on Miles McCoy Greenhouse heating systems continue to advance, whether they heat the air, the soil or the plants directly.
OSU Gaining Knowledge: Testing two genera Diana K. Colvin OSU plant trials put several cultivars of Arctostaphylos and Grevillea to the test. Part of an ongoing educational series provided by OSU in partnership with the Oregon Association of Nurseries.
January 2010 Touring The State of Perfection Curt Kipp We visit six top-quality growers and see how they represent the Oregon nursery industry's values of quality, value, passion, insight, diversity and service.
Leader Profile: Matt Gold   The new OAN Executive Committee member likes to lead through encouragement.
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