Monthly Archives: January 2012

Survey shows Maine nursery industry concern over invasive plants

A survey of Maine nursery and landscaping businesses showed that most respondents were concerned about invasive ornamental plants and tried to steer their customers towards buying non-invasive plants.  Most would also support labeling of invasive ornamental plants or would not … Continue reading

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Consumers willing to pay extra for non-invasive plants?

I was initially excited by the title of a new research article by Yue et al., “Do native and invasive labels affect consumer willingness to pay for plants? Evidence from experimental auctions” published in Agricultural Economics (2011) 42:195-205.  But after … Continue reading

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Management Guidelines for Florida Aquatic Plants now Online

The University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants has a new website for learning about aquatic invasive plant management, http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/manage/.  The resources on the site will be helpful for land managers in many states.

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