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 NTRC > Industry Description

Nursery and Greenhouse Sales, Idaho 2005-2009  
 
FIELD GROWN: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
    (1,000   dollars)  
Bare Root 1,508 1,513 1,674 710 1,104
Balled and Burlapped 31,424 34,065 26,166 14,727 12,975
Container 10,393 10,485 10,103 6,010 8,443
Sod 19,015 19,424 17,715 10,945 8,875
Other (bulbs, corms, tubers, etc.) 132 665 414 155 310
Total Field Grown Sales: 62,472 66,152 56,072 32,547 31,707
 
GREENHOUSE GROWN:  
Houseplants 3,056 3,143 2,413 2,137 2,428
Cut Flowers 250 432 486 280 277
Bedding Plants (annuals, perennials, vegetables, etc.) 15,064 14,711 14,231 11,047 12,656
Seedlings/Liners 2,030 2,335 2,209 1,176 1,700
Other (plant material not included above) 46 128 132 19 333
Total Greenhouse Grown Sales: 20,446 20,749 19,471 14,659 17,394
 
TOTAL GROSS SALES (exclude Christmas Trees) 82,918 86,901 75,543 47,206 49,101
Christmas Trees (cut trees only) 587 829 741 624 596
TOTAL GROSS SALES 83,505 87,730 76,284 47,830 49,697
 
   

2005 Idaho Green Industry Survey

A 2005 study by the University of Idaho Social Science Research Unit estimated that the Idaho Green Industry contributed more than $834 million to the state economy during 2004, a 26% increase in the five years since the previous survey in 1999. (The Green Industry of Idaho in 2004, University of Idaho Social Science Research Unit , SSRU report 05-02-02, June 2006).

These contributions included approximately $258 million by wholesale nurseries, $103 million by retail nurseries, $339 million in landscape installation and maintenance, $43 million in greenhouse sales, $12 million by florists and interior landscapers, and nearly $9 million by arborists and tree care professionals. At peak season, the industry employed an estimated 14, 478 people. The industry also shows stability, with 76% of the survey respondents having been in business for five years or more.

Idaho's green industry is large and growing. Given the rapid influx of new residents and increasing affluence of Idaho's citizens, further growth of the industry seems inevitable. A key factor in maintaining a healthy and growing industry is timely access to the latest research-based technical information.

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