Environmental horticulture: “Growth” industry in California
AuthorsDennis R. Pittenger
Victor A. Gibeault
Steve T. Cockerham
Authors AffiliationsD. R. Pittenger is Extension Urban Horticulturist, Agricultural Operations and Field Stations, UC Riverside; V. A. Gibeault is Extension Environmental Horticulturist, Agricultural Operations and Field Stations, UC Riverside; S. T. Cockerham is Superintendent, Agricultural Operations and Field Stations, UC Riverside.
Hilgardia 45(3):15-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p15. May 1991.
California's environmental horticulture industry has economic activity in excess of $7.2 billion annually, but its numerous segments are not unified. University research and extension activities could significantly assist in defining industry problems and extending practical solutions based on applied and basic research.
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