Campus Units

North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station

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

2007

Journal or Book Title

Issues in New Crops and New Uses

First Page

237

Last Page

245

Conference Title

Sixth National Symposium Creating Markets for Economic Development of New Crops and New Uses

Conference Date

October 14-18, 2006

City

San Diego, California

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.

Comments

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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Language

en

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