Find Information on Horticultural Business
Horticultural Business Information Network
Texas A&M University.
Presents information on strategically managing nursery and greenhouse firms, landscape businesses, retail garden centers, and the produce industry. Includes resources on direct marketing.
Commodity Areas - AMS Fruit and Vegetable Programs
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
1998 Horticultural Specialties
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Covers bedding plants, herbaceous perennials, potted plants, cut flowers, foliage plants, deciduous trees, and other nursery plants; also turfgrass, mushrooms, greenhouse food crops, seeds, and Christmas trees. Gives data on producing area, sales, marketing channels, irrigation practices, production expenses, and labor. Conducted every ten years; next scheduled release is Dec. 2010.
Professional Associations in Horticulture
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Professional organizations in horticulture include:
- American Nursery and Landscape Association
- Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers
- The Garden Center Group
- Garden Centers of America
- OFA, an Association of Horticulture Professionals
- PLANET: Professional Landcare Network
- Produce Marketing Association
- Professional Grounds Management Society
- Society of American Florists
- United Fresh Produce Association
The Packer Online
Vance Publishing Corporation.
An online business newspaper for the produce industry which includes links to a produce availability and merchandising guide, annual survey information on fresh (produce) trends, and contact information for produce suppliers. Access to some information may require registration.
Marketing, Business and Risk Management
National Center for Appropriate Technology. National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
Provides publications and information to help farmers with managing risk, planning their businesses, diversifying their output, developing new markets, and adding value to farm products.