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An invasive species is defined as “an alien (non-native) species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health” ( USDA, 2018a ). Invasive plants have been subject to significant research from

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There is strong consumer interest in native plants for landscaping [ Garden Writers Association Survey (2010), 2011 ]. Landscape architects and master gardeners would like to use more native plants but have found that a broad palette of native

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The domesticated cranberry is a low, perennial woody vine native to northeastern North America ( Eck, 1986 ). Fruit set and fruit size are maximized when eight or more pollen grains are transferred to the stigma of the flower; if fewer than four

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Growing demand for premium value, prevariety germplasm of site or regionally specific ecotype seeds of native forbs (hereafter referred to as wildflowers) for use in ecological restoration, reclamation, and along roadsides has resulted in a

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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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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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There is increased interest in using native shrubs for landscaping to support pollinators ( Gagliardi and Brand, 2007 ; Tallamy, 2007 ). Nurseries producing landscape plants typically grow cultivars, which are selections with better performance and

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Pecan is an indigenous nut tree that has been growing over its present range in the United States for at least 8000 years ( Hall, 2000 ). The native habitat of pecan is the mixed-stand riparian forests in the central United States extending into

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. Successfully propagated plants are conserved in three germplasm gardens located in Toluca, México; Huatusco, Veracruz; and Teziutlán, Puebla ( Cruz, 2007 ; Franco-Mora et al., 2007 , 2008 ). Native people report using these plants for the consumption of fresh

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). However, widely understudied is the resource value many of these modern floral forms offer to different pollinating insect communities, particularly compared with native, noncultivated plant species. To ensure reproductive success, many native plants

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