Journal of NACAA

Native Plant Needs Assessment of Nursery and Landscape Professionals

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 17, Issue 1 - June 2024

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott


Demand for increased native plant use in ornamental landscapes throughout the United States is growing. However, barriers exist for widespread adoption among nursery growers and landscape professionals. A state-wide needs assessment survey was conducted in New Jersey to assess the green industry’s interest in increasing production of native plants and the specific educational resources they would require to achieve this objective. Top priorities included science-based information regarding native alternatives to common landscape species, deer-resistant native plants, and new cultivars of native plants as well as IPM practices, stress tolerance, and propagation protocols for native plant species.

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