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Agribusiness Online Crop Guides - Production and postharvest technical information for individual crops.

Horticulture Science

  • The American Society for Horticultural Science - Promotes and encourages scientific research and education in horticulture within the United States and throughout the world. Publisher of HortScience, HortTechnology, and the Journal of ASHS.
  • Australian New Crops Project - Encouraging the commercialisation of potential new crops (including herbs, spices, and other horticultural crops) in Australia. Includes newsletter and links.
  • The Center for Urban Horticulture - Conducts research, teaching, and public service on the selection, management and role of plants and ecosystems in the urban environment. At College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Colorado State University Specialty Crops Program - Describes current research and grants for specialty crops in Colorado with emphasis on organic, small farm, and sustainable agriculture research.
  • Comprehensive Listing of Alternate and Botanical Names for Horticultural Crops - Sydney Postharvest Laboratory - Searchable by common names, alternate names and botanical names.
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, University of Arizona - Details of the center, and of growing crops by protected cultivation.
  • Ecocrop - Database interface that identifies suitable plants for a specified environment, for a defined use, or for a defined description.
  • Floriculture Industry Research and Scholarship Trust (FIRST) - Non-profit group providing research grants and scholarships for the bedding plant and cut flower industries. Includes history, requirements and applications, past recipients.
  • Gardenet - Online horticultural information service. Australia.
  • Hazelnut Production - Plant information and production information with emphasis on Australia.
  • Henry Doubleday Research Association. - The HDRA researches and promotes organic gardening in the UK.
  • Home Horticulture - Extensive alphabetized listing of horticultural fact sheets and images. Grouped by type of plant and topic. Michigan State University.
  • Hops Information - Information, including FAQs and research, on growing hops in eastern United States.
  • Hort Extension - Archive of horticultural information for producers and gardeners from Texas A&M and the Texas Extension Service. Features publications, newsletters, information about specific plants, IPM, and master gardener programs.
  • Horticultural Engineering - Contains information about aspects of engineering, including glasshouse construction and energy conservation, from Rutgers University.
  • The Horticultural Taxonomy Group - Gives the history of HORTAX, an association of taxonomists and horticulturists interested in the classification and nomenclature of cultivated plants, member information and links to the archives of HORTAX News.
  • Horticulture Resources - Information about the horticultural technology with links to the Journal of Applied Horticulture, and horticultural societies.
  • Horticulture Solutions Series - A collection of short notes on a number of horticultural topics.
  • Institute Economics in Horticulture - German research institute based at Hanover University. Site in German and English.
  • Institute of Vegetables and Ornamental Crops - The Institute carries out basic and applied research supporting the sustainable production of vegetable and ornamental plants and the rational use of natural resources.
  • International Bulb Society - A non-profit organization dedicated to sharing knowledge, conducting research, and promoting conservation of geophytic plants, most usually known as "bulbs".
  • International Cultivar Registration Authorities - Information on the distinct authorities, how to chose and register a name, symposia and calendars.
  • International Society for Horticultural Science - Includes general and specific scientific information, links to journals, events calendar.
  • Maca - Information on the cultivation of Lepidium meyenii, or Maca.
  • NC State Horticulture - Teaching, research, and outreach in horticulture, including basic biology, ecology, production and use of horticultural products.
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries: Horticulture - Australian government agency provides information on home and commercial horticulture of fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops, with an extensive list of articles on many topics.
  • Plant Oils - Provides information, resources and web links for over 200 plant oils and other plant extracts.
  • PlantAmnesty - Information on quality gardening and landscaping practice, especially with regard to pruning of shrubs and trees.
  • Plantscope - Searchable database of ornamental and fruit crops, offering photos and characteristics of a large number of plants traded in the Netherlands. English/Dutch/German.
  • Sydney Postharvest Laboratory - Serving the fresh fruit and vegetable industry, for matters including evaluation of postharvest technologies, storage and handling software, assistance with commercialization, patents, expert testimony, and cargo loss. Located in Sydney, Australia.
  • Technical Manual on Small-Scale Processing of Fruits and Vegetables - Examines the socioeconomic benefits and effects on rural development of small agroindustrial enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean. Used as a guide for the activities that the United Nations FAO carries out in these areas.
  • Traditional Pacific Island Crops - AgNIC guide to web resources. Includes information on cultivation, marketing, harvest, nutrition, recipes, and trade associations
  • Yosef Mizrahi's Homepage. - Biological and horticultural aspects of wild and rare fruit and nut trees of warm climates. Biology of cacti. Abnormally-ripening-fruit mutants.

Horticulture Supplies and Materials

  • Acorn Planting Products - Shelters, guards, ties and mulching materials for trees and shrubs.
  • Agribest - Exporters of fruit tree seedlings and protea plants from Israel.
  • Artistic Arborist - A full service arborist, offering removal, planting, consulting, expert witness, tree care supplies, and online shopping.
  • Bascom Maple Farms - Provides equipment and supplies for the extraction of maple syrup.
  • Bill Moore & Company - Broker of young plants and other starter materials including seedlings, cuttings, offsets, liners, tissue-cultured, and air-layered plants. Ornamental plants include cut flowers, flowering pot plants, holiday pots, annuals, perennials, tropical flowering, landscape, bulbs, and baskets.
  • Blackmore Company - Greenhouse equipment including automated seeders (seed sowing equipment), flat fillers, plug transplanters, taggers. Greenhouse supplies include a full line of plug trays, and growing flats and pots. Belleville, Michigan.
  • Condor Growers - Private grower in California producing primarily cherimoya fruit and ornamental eucalyptus, and selling to wholesale distributors and large retailers. Information about the two products.
  • European Plantindex - Worldwide directory of horticultural companies such as nurseries and garden centers. Grouped by countries as well as kinds of plants. Links to gardening software. Available in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.
  • FindPlants Plant Locator Service - Plants and trees locator service for wholesale plant buyers, nursery owners, growers or landscape designers. Database access available for limited free trial membership to green industry professionals. Most grower members are in the northeastern United States.
  • Floriculture Worldwide Network - Industry news, conference schedules, and books on bedding plants, pot plants, and cut flowers from Ball Publishing's magazines GrowerTalks, Green Profit, FloraCulture International and Seed Trade News.
  • - Garden Forum links all people within the garden and horticulture industry with information, advice and news.
  • Greenhouse Growers Tradeshow Online - For greenhouse growers, suppliers and manufactures. Canada.
  • - Resource for the wholesale nursery industry, including plant finder, pests and diseases reference, and rooting database.
  • Growmore Biotech Ltd. - Company in India producing pre-hardened tissue-cultured plants for customers in Europe and Australia. Products include a variety of ornamental plants, tree and field crops, and medicinal plants.
  • Hendry County Horticulture - Southwest Florida vegetable pest and disease hotline, vegetables newsletter, and links. Crops covered include watermelon, tomato, pepper. Actively changing content covers pesticides, biocontrol, and the FQPA (Food Quality Protection Act.) University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida.
  • Horticopia - Software references featuring plant pictures and data designed for landscapers, nursery, garden center, and education. Plant tag software. Includes product and ordering information, extensive plant list, and company information.
  • Horticulture Australia - A national research, development and marketing organization for the horticulture industry. Includes programs, news and events, statistics, and reports.
  • HortNET - An information center for New Zealand horticultural industries, with particular emphasis on fruit production. Includes extensive list of publications and a pest identification key.
  • HPP WorldWide - Exhibition and conference organisers.
  • Hungarian Horticulture - Detailed account of horticulture in the country, its prospects, statistics, methods.
  • Landscape Link - Information and links to various aspects of the landscape industry.
  • Leisure and Living: Horticulture - Directory of garden centres, retail nurseries, wholesale nurseries and landscape gardeners.
  • Lynx Horticultural Systems - Manufacturer of fruit grading equipment for the packing industry. Products include sizing equipment, singulators, fruit weighing equipment, and color readers for packhouses. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Mailorder Gardening Association - Includes members, membership information, and consumer information.
  • Nevada Landscape Association - Promoting professionalism and integrity within the green industry through education, high standards and community involvement. Information about member benefits and events.
  • Northern Lights Co. Discount Growlights - High pressure sodium and metal halide lighting for horticulture. Light fixtures, bulbs and accessories.
  • Nutri-Tech Solutions Pty Ltd - An Australian company specialising in organic fertilisers. Offers free soil therapy check.
  • Pacific Coast Nurseryman - PCN serves the Green Industry wholesale/retail nurseries and landscapers in Western USA.
  • Rough Brothers Inc. - Designs, manufactures, and builds greenhouses, conservatories, and related systems for commercial applications. Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Southeast Greenhouse Conference and Trade Show - Annual event for product promotion and education aimed at the greenhouse and floriculture industry in the Southeastern US. Information for attendees and exhibitors.
  • Superb Horticulture - Suppliers of products to the fruit, vegetable, nursery, and specialty agriculture markets in the eastern U.S. Group of companies includes Indiana Berry and Plant Co. (different types of berries, rhubarb, asparagus, horseradish, Kiwi, and grapes). Other companies are Hadwin Supply and Berthoud Montana Sprayers.
  • Suttons Consumer Products - Seeds, plants, bulbs, young plants, and other horticultural products for amateur gardeners in the United Kingdom and for export around the world. Lawn seed, seed displays, Horticultural Heritage decorative greeting cards and gardening nostalgia, and plant care products such as water storage crystals. Paigtnon, Devon, England.
  • USDA - Fruit and Vegetable Market Programs - Part of the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA. Describes scope, services, committees, and has a selection of links.
  • vitrotech - Offers a range of orchard and horticultural plants grown by tissue culture.

Horticulture Software

  • Alocet, Inc. - Makes the QXpress scheduling software for QuickBooks users in lawn care and landscaping, pest control, pool maintenance, snow removal, and plumbing industries.
  • Arbortrack - GIS based, tree management and arboricultural software with reporting capabilities.
  • CanCom Computing Co. - A collection of applications for fruit and vegetable production.
  • Designed Computer Instruction - Billing and customer account management software for landscape maintenance. Includes demo and general product information.
  • Gart Plan - Precalculation and planning system for pot plant and cut flower growers. Available also in other languages.
  • GCS - Grounds Management Software - Software for golf courses and landscape professionals. Company based in Austin, Texas.
  • GroundsKeeper Pro 2000 - Software to the landscaping and lawn care industries for managing business tasks. Create invoices, schedules, routes, job estimates and a free demo.
  • GrowIt Gold Works - Garden and landscape design software. Includes project planning and monitoring tools.
  • Landscaping Business Software - Creates invoices, schedules, routes, and estimates for landscaping and lawn care service providers.
  • Lawn Monkey - Management system for lawn care and landscaping companies. Features include billing, scheduling, routing, invoicing, job costing, estimating, word processing and mailing labels.
  • OnyxTree Professional - 3D and 2D vegetation modeling program. Photorealistic brodleaf and conifer trees, palms and bushes.
  • Performance Software Technologies, Inc. - Routing and accounting software for lawn care, pest control, and irrigation services.
  • Q-Com Corporation Greenhouse Controls - Provides advanced, computer-controlled greenhouse, irrigation and fertilizer software and systems.
  • Soft Systems Pvt Ltd - Software products, especially for floriculture and plantations.
  • Starcom Computer Corp. - Greenhouse and nursery production and sales software, featuring space planning, labor tracking, materials handling, and web site integration.
  • UDS - Green Industry Software - Designed for growers, garden centers and landscapers. Includes accounting and landscape design features.
  • WaterMark PRO Irrigation Design Software - Details of a turf irrigation sprinkler design program aimed at the landscaping and turf design professional.

Horticluture Associations