by JoAnne Skelly

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February 26, 2013
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Economy influences horticulture trends in Nevada

Recently my colleague Dr. Heidi Kratsch and I examined trends in horticulture across the western United States and in Nevada. Water conservation and education on pesticide alternatives have always been of concern in the past and of course still are important to consumers and the green industry (ie. nurseries, landscapers, parks managers, etc).

However, one of the things we discovered was that due to the economic downturn people want to grow their own food and support local agriculture. This didn't surprise us, because our free class series called Grow Your Own is well attended. There is a lot of interest …

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