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Diane M. Narem, Mary Hockenberry Meyer, Chengyan Yue, and Nicole Roth

The demand for native plants has been increasing as consumers exhibit stronger interest in sustainable gardening and landscaping ( Brzuszek et al., 2010 ; Hamill, 2005 ; Helfand et al., 2006 ; Kiesling and Manning, 2010 ; Yue et al., 2015 ). A

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Landon D. Bunderson, Paul G. Johnson, Kelly L. Kopp, and Adam Van Dyke

). These methods have not been used for evaluating stands of native grasses with variable visual characteristics. The color of native turfgrass stands vary widely, making comparisons of turfgrass quality difficult. This is a challenge in the development of

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Mary H. Meyer and Helen C. Harrison

Using Native Plants is a 120-min videotape that was developed as a result of a Cooperative Extension Partnership Programming Grant between the Univ. of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension Service and the Cooperative Extension–Univ. of Wisconsin-Extension. The content covers woodland wildflowers, prairie establishment and maintenance, landscaping lakeshores, and using native plants in traditional gardens settings.Video segments include: Eloise Butler Wildflower garden, Minneapolis, Minn.; Curtis Prairie, Madison, Wis.; Big Sandy Lake, Minn.; and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen. Developed originally as advanced Master Gardener training, the program was a national satellite broadcast on 29 Feb. 1996. It was viewed by at least nine states and more than 500 participants. Video production costs, including a 20-page participant's handout with extensive references and plant lists, were just under $13,000. A cost analysis, evaluation, sample of the participant's packet, pictures from the videotape and an order form will be presented. Copies of the tape and print packet may be obtained for $50 from Minnesota Extension Service, 1.800.876.8636, or Univ. of Wisconsin-Extension, at 1.608.262.3346.

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Chengyan Yue, Terry Hurley, and Neil O. Anderson

wholesaler decisions affect the dispersal of invasive or native horticultural plants, consumer decisions are also important and cannot be ignored. Previous economic studies on invasive plants like Kim et al. (2007) and Moffitt and Osteen (2006) focus on

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Lyn A. Gettys and Kimberly A. Moore

Aquatic and wetland restoration and mitigation has become an increasingly important activity that improves ecosystem services and provides habitat for native flora and fauna ( Brix, 1994 ). This has created a growing market for wetland plants

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Robert F. Brzuszek and Richard L. Harkess

A recent trend in the United States has been the branding of native plant species and cultivars. The American Beauties ™ Collection was introduced in Spring 2006 through a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and several

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Robert F. Brzuszek, Richard L. Harkess, and Susan J. Mulley

Demand for native plants is increasing in certain regions of the United States ( McMahan, 2006 ). Native plants are considered an emerging niche market in the green industry, and increased sales are being spurred for a variety of reasons ( Hamill

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Robert F. Brzuszek, Richard L. Harkess, and Lelia Kelly

The use of native plants is increasing nationally among gardeners and is an emerging niche market for the green industry ( Hamill, 2005 ). The definition for a native plant is not universally accepted, which has resulted in some confusion. The U

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Neil O. Anderson, Alan G. Smith, Andrzej K. Noyszewski, Emi Ito, Diana Dalbotten, and Holly Pellerin

species is native or exotic (nonnative) to a continent or specific area of actual or potential invasion. Additional bias(es) may result from implicating spread explicitly based on human-mediated factors and removing humans from species consideration in

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Lyn A. Gettys

Non-native invasive species pose a significant threat to aquatic ecosystems and can disrupt the use of invaded systems. For example, alien plants often outcompete indigenous flora and form monocultures that cannot be used by native fauna, which