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Ornamental and Nursery Crops

Flowers, foliage, shrubs or trees for your farm or home! Find information about growing and selling houseplants, cut flowers and landscape materials that improve the aesthetic appearance of homes and businesses - both inside and out.

Plant Native   html

Plant Native.

Includes a native plant nursery finder, a how-to naturescape guide, recommended books and native plant lists organized by region.

Native Plant Network   html

Native Plant Network.

Includes free online access to Native Plants Journal and Native Plants Propagation Protocol Database.

Flora of North America   html

Flora of North America Association.

Presents "information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico."

Horticultural Crops   html

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Production and marketing information for herbs, edible flowers and specialty cut flowers is available under the Herbs and Flowers section. The publication Specialty Cut Flower Production and Marketing is of special interest for flower farming.

Fruit and Vegetable Market News: Ornamentals   html

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Provides wholesale prices for a variety of ornamental crops on a regional basis by commodity. Data for ornamentals is available in text only format under the Market News Specialty Reports section.

PLANTfacts Ornamental Master Plant List   html

Ohio State University. Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.

A collection of plant species information and photographs including common names, scientific name, an audio pronunciation of the scientific name and fact sheets available from Ohio State University about each plant.

Commodities and Products: Specialty Crops   html

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Compiled marketing and business information for various crops including floriculture and nursery crops and prairie grasses and wildflowers.

Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Program   html

University of Massachusetts. Cooperative Extension Service.

Sections on educational programs, grower services, publications and fact sheets, pest management, resources for garden retailers, useful links, events and floriculture industry news.

Commercial Floriculture   html

North Carolina State University.

Search by crop or floriculture topic for information from North Carolina State University and other links of interest.

Nursery Crop Science   html

North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension Service; North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Information about cultural practices, nursery short courses, upcoming events, nursery crop science experts and access to many publications and links.