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cycle that resembles not a V, U, or W-shape, but more like a reverse-square-root symbol—an expansion that begins surprisingly briskly, then gives way to a long period of slow, less-than-stellar growth ( Auerbach and Gale, 2009 ). From a green industry

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In the early 2000s, green industry wholesale and retail segments were rapidly growing as the housing market expanded, thereby fueling perceived strength and stability within the industry ( Hall, 2010 ; Perez et al., 2016 ). However, the recession

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Department of Homeland Security 2021 ). For the most part, state and local jurisdictions classified the green industry (nursery/greenhouse production/retailing) as essential, and the industry experienced a boom in demand as consumers followed stay

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In the United States, both the nursery ( Hall et al., 2005 ) and landscape industries [Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), 2013a] continue to grow. Statistics from the July 2012 IBIS World market report showed that the green industry had annual

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The green industry in Utah ranks fourth among the seven mountain region states in total output, employment, and value-added impacts, with an estimated $901 million in output impacts across all sectors of the industry ( Hall et al., 2005 ). Although

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The U.S. environmental horticulture industry, or green industry, is comprised of wholesale nursery, greenhouse, turfgrass sod producers, landscape design, construction and maintenance firms, and wholesale and retail distribution firms such as garden

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In 2007–08, direct employment in the green industry was estimated as 1.2 million, of which almost 22% was devoted to production-related tasks ( Hodges et al., 2011 ). As noted by Posadas (2012) , laborers in the green industry “perform varied

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The U.S. environmental horticulture industry, also known as the “green industry,” is comprised of wholesale nursery, greenhouse, and turfgrass sod growers; landscape service firms such as architects, designers/builders, contractors, and maintenance

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region and what are the best ways of fostering its growth? The objective of this study was to understand how green industry professionals view the opportunities and constraints of the current southeastern native plant market, and to synthesize the

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concept and informal interviews with green industry professionals suggest that many liner growers and buyers have their own preferences when assessing quality of the bare-root liners that they grow and buy. In addition to economic considerations, most

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