$676 Million
Approximate total sales for Oregon nurseries in 2010

$676 Million
Approximate total sales for Oregon nurseries in 2010

28
Oregon growers’ percentage share of global specialty crop sales in 2009

3.2M
Acres of lawn Oregon’s annual grass seed production could plant

$13,488
Grant awarded by the Oregon Department of Agriculture last year for a study of the “use of unmanned aircraft” in nursery inventory work

50
Years devoted to the development of the Indigo Rose, Oregon State University’s new breed of deep purple tomato rich in antioxidants

1⁄50
Canby nursery Terra Nova’s share of total US horticultural patents between 2008 and 2010

700
New plant varieties Terra Nova has introduced to the market since its inception in 1992, including Summer Punch coreopsis, Fire Alarm heuchera, and Watermelon Taffy penstemon

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This article appeared in the April 2012 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

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