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Old and New Trends Influencing the Introduction of New Nursery Crops
Issues in New Crops and New Uses
  • Mark P. Widrlechner, United States Department of Agriculture
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
Sixth National Symposium Creating Markets for Economic Development of New Crops and New Uses
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Conference Title
Sixth National Symposium Creating Markets for Economic Development of New Crops and New Uses
Conference Date
October 14-18, 2006
Geolocation
(32.715738, -117.16108380000003)
Abstract
At 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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This is a proceeding from Sixth National Symposium Creating Markets for Economic Development of New Crops and New Uses (2007): 237.

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en
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Citation Information
Mark 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_widrlechner/124/