Old and New Trends Influencing the Introduction of New Nursery CropsIssues in New Crops and New Uses
Document TypeConference Proceeding
ConferenceSixth National Symposium Creating Markets for Economic Development of New Crops and New Uses
Publication VersionPublished Version
Conference TitleSixth National Symposium Creating Markets for Economic Development of New Crops and New Uses
Conference DateOctober 14-18, 2006
AbstractAt the First National New Crops Symposium in 1988, I reported on four trends that were influencing the introduction of new landscape plants (Widrlechner 1990). These trends were: 1. increased interest in, and use of, low-input plantings; 2. edible landscaping; 3. in vitro propagation methods; and 4. ways to overcome limitations caused by urban conditions. But trends, by their very nature, are dynamic; what was timely twenty years ago can be passé today. The environment in which nursery producers and retailers operate continually evolves, and the trends that affect them and their consumers need periodic re-analysis. Thus, the objectives of this brief review are to examine how past trends have fared and to describe some trends that now supplant them or are poised to become more important.
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Citation InformationMark P. Widrlechner. "Old and New Trends Influencing the Introduction of New Nursery Crops" San Diego, CaliforniaIssues in New Crops and New Uses (2007) p. 237 - 245
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