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Welcome to Nursery Country! Join your fellow colleagues for a fun-filled day in the heart of Oregon's renowned growing region.
This is your time to engage with other nursery professionals and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your career. We have a tour to fit any job description. There’s something for everyone – now you just have to choose which one is for you!
Let’s celebrate the most spectacular new varieties hitting garden centers next spring! This popular show feature showcases a wide variety of new plants that are sure to inspire. With easy-to-read Macore tags providing plant and licensed grower information, you will have no problem finding the Farwest exhibitors offering them for sale.
Discover innovative solutions and improvements to the latest 2019 green industry products. From brand-new retail hard goods to innovative grower applications and landscape improvements, you will find the hottest industry products to advance your business.
See the newest and most exciting products the industry has to offer at the Farwest Show!
A PLACE TO PAUSE
Private, intimate and secluded spaces. All these and more are on display in the Growing Trends Showcase. A small retreat within a larger garden can feel like a getaway. In today’s high-stress world, more people want to prioritize mindfulness and find ways to decompress.
These FREE mini-sessions are included with your trade show pass.
Propel your operation's success by taking advantage of these 30 minute mini-sessions to find the solution you are looking for. Find the topics especially relevant to you to maximize your knowledge at the show. These mini-sessions offer you a reprieve from the busy show floor. Gather quick insight about today's hottest topics.
Speaker: Dr. Charlie Hall
Keynote - Free with Trade Show Pass
In this comprehensive presentation, Hall will discuss the performance of the entire green industry in 2019 and will set the stage for the fall season and 2020. The economy and several cross-cutting issues (e.g., labor, demographics, freight costs, housing) are certain to affect every green industry business. He will discuss how these issues will impact green industry firms, and more importantly, how to position your business for the next economic downturn. The impending structural changes will continue to reshape our industry and the competitive advantages that enabled businesses to survive the last recession are not necessarily the ones that will be available through the next cycle.
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! Plants are having a moment in popular culture, influencing everything from art to fashion and interior design. This seminar explores how nursery professionals can capitalize on current trends and use novel marketing techniques borrowed from other industries to reach new customers and keep their brand exciting and relevant.Find out more
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! This seminar will teach the basics of how to implement a successful biological control program, starting in propagation. Some of the most commonly encountered greenhouse pests and their life-cycles will be covered, and the biocontrol agents used to combat them. Application methods and timing of biocontrol agent releases will also be discussed.Find out more
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! Groundcovers are an essential element to most landscapes, and choosing the perfect one can be challenging, given the many choices available in the trade today. Sit back and enjoy a visual tour of some of the nicest groundcover choices available in the industry today.Find out more
If you’re a young nursery professional this is the place to be! Emergent began in 2011 with a handful of eager and talented horticulture professionals and continues to grow year after year.
Join the brightest and most enthusiastic faces in the industry as we work together to build the future of horticulture!
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! The Intelligent Spray Control System add-on kit system uses a LIDAR sensor to create a digital representation including height, width, spacing, and density of each plant or tree as it passes, which is then used to control each spray nozzle independently based on this data. Thus, eight years of USDA research confirms the system delivers: • As effective or better crop protection • 47-73% reduction of spray consumption • 40-87% reduction in spray loss beyond tree canopies • Up to 87% less airborne drift • 68-93% reduction in spray loss on the ground This presentation will overview the USDA and leading university research that validates these claims.Find out more
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! When you run a business, you have to communicate clearly and concisely with your customers about what you do. A simple photo connects quickly. Learn how to use your everyday camera to capture and share your best moments, and how to manage yet another social media platform without losing your mind, or your soul.Find out more
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) hosted a professionally moderated discussion with forty key stakeholders. The meeting, titled the HRI Research Roundtable, combined greenhouse and nursery producers with professional facilitation that led to a vision that identified current and future industry challenges and opportunities to increase success and profitability for the next 10-years. Come learn about the priorities identified.Find out more
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! Interviewing can be such a challenge for managers and business owners. How do you get a solid feel for a potential employee? What questions do you ask? How do you know if they'll last and fit into your company? Get tips for making this difficult process easier and more effective by looking at it from a different perspective that will help you get the information you really want.Find out more
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! The development in Native Plant selections has come of age and there are now hundreds of species that are regionally native for applications in retail, wholesale, residential, and commercial landscape applications. Steven will be talking about the Native Roots line of plants and their applications. Steven will be presenting on 100 unique native species that are readily available for market sales.Find out more
Calling all Ladies!
Catch up with old friends and make new connections with green industry sisters from across the nation! Expand your business network and grow your career through shared experiences in horticulture to inspire and be inspired. Join us as we celebrate the significant, distinct and essential roles women play in the horticulture industry!
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! The Oregon Garden's newly planted Trillium Collection is the first collection brought to the Garden since the initial development stages. Allison will explain The Oregon Garden's current processes in developing a Collection's Policy, including other examples of enhancements and programming at The Oregon Garden and exciting new ideas for the Garden's future and expansion projects.Find out more
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! Boxwood blight has resurfaced and is wreaking havoc on one of the biggest crops in the business. Join us to learn about the biology and epidemiology of this disease and best cultural and chemical practices to keep it under control.Find out more
This FREE mini-session is included with your trade show pass! Garden trends and opportunities from Scotland and beyond. Take a horticulture journey with Connor from his time in Glasgow working at an urban garden center followed by work study abroad at premier Wholesale Nurseries in the U.S. and Europe. Listen closely as Connor translates the world of horticulture sharing relevant trends and plants with his distinctly Scotsman’s perspective. What is in vogue today in Scotland, Germany and Italy will soon be seen as the next best trend for the Pacific Northwest Garden Center or progressive grower. You will not want to miss the exciting vibrant world of change and possibilities from a fresh young voice -a mix of practical yet sophisticated insight.Find out more