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Paul R. Fantz

Editorial Staff 1997 , Tenenbaum et al., 1994 ). Species of Liriope in the green industry marketed as aztec grass belong to the genus Ophiopogon . ( Fantz, 2008 ). Mondo grass is a name used occasionally for creeping species of Liriope , but is

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Laurie E. Trenholm and Jerry B. Sartain

Voluntary best management practices (BMPs) for Florida's green industries (lawn care, landscape, and pest control industries) have been in place for residential and commercial lawn care for a number of years in Florida. These BMPs were developed in

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Hayk Khachatryan and Alicia Rihn

investigates consumer perceptions of alternative production practices (e.g., grown using organic pesticides) in the U.S. green industry (i.e., nursery crops) with regard to their impact on insect pollinator health. Several production practices are more

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James A. Gagliardi and Mark H. Brand

ornamental plant industry perspective will have reduced effectiveness and probable economic impacts. A better understanding of the opinions of the green industry toward different approaches to ornamental invasive plant control is needed to develop effective

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Andrew Koeser, Sarah T. Lovell, Michael Evans and J. Ryan Stewart

Although biocontainers (i.e., plant material–based containers) have emerged as a response to excessive plastic landfill waste, their adoption in the green industry could significantly increase crop watering requirements. Water availability has

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Melinda Knuth, Bridget K. Behe, Charles R. Hall, Patricia T. Huddleston and R. Thomas Fernandez

use water. If consumer attitudes and behaviors severely reduce or eliminate landscape water use, it will have a widespread and detrimental effect on the Green Industry. The current climate is ideal to discover the role of consumer attitudes and

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Tongyin Li, Guihong Bi, Genhua Niu, Susmitha S. Nambuthiri, Robert L. Geneve, Xueni Wang, R. Thomas Fernandez, Youping Sun and Xiaojie Zhao

The widespread use and disposal of petroleum-based plastic containers in the green industry has generated serious concerns ( Evans and Hensley, 2004 ; Hall et al., 2009 ; Levitan and Barros, 2003 ). Biocontainers are containers made of

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Susmitha Nambuthiri, Robert L. Geneve, Youping Sun, Xueni Wang, R. Thomas Fernandez, Genhua Niu, Guihong Bi and Amy Fulcher

; Helgeson et al., 2009 ) and given limited access to recycling centers enhanced interest in alternative containers ( Fulcher et al., 2013 ). Green industry stakeholders (i.e., nursery, greenhouse, and landscape professionals) have identified the use of

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J. Ray Frank

More than 14,000 ornamental research trials have been conducted in this program since 1977. This extensive research program has led to more than 4900 label registrations for fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, and plant growth regulators. During 1996 alone, 890 ornamental label registrations were obtained. This cooperative program is conducted by federal and state workers in cooperation with the green industry,including growers of floral, forestry, nursery, and turf crops. Registrations are also developed for the commercial landscape and the interior plantscape.

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M.A.L. Smith

Soils, entomology, forestry and horticulture faculty were combined into a single merged Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) during a recent College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences restructuring process at the University of Illinois. The merger initially spawned multiple concerns from faculty, but after an adjustment period, ultimately resulted in enhanced organization, accountability, and collaboration. New, multidisciplinary initiatives within NRES, such as the Illinois Green Industry Survey or development of a highly successful off-campus masters program, attest to the fact that the merger brought new strength and expanded opportunities to our unit.