Washington State University

Small Farms Team

Flowers

General Production
Lavender
Pest Control
Marketing
National Prices


General Production

Specialty Cut Flower Production and Marketing, Janet Bachmann. February 23, 2006. Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA), Fayetteville, AR.

The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers. Revised February 2008. Lyn Byczynski, available through Amazon.com. This is one of the best guides to small-scale cut flower production. Easy to read, excellent color plates. Cost: $23.10.

Growing for Market, a monthly magazine, produced by Fairplain Publications, Lawrence, Kansas. Subscription: $30/year. Excellent coverage of cut flower production, direct marketing, and Farmer's Markets. Has cut flower prices.

Lavender

Growing and Marketing Lavender (Extension Bulletin 2005), Dr. Curt Beus, WSU Extension, Clallam County.

North American Lavender Conference Reference List, Dr. Curt Beus, WSU Extension, Clallam County.

Lavender Production, Products, Markets, and Entertainment Farms. Katherine L. Adam, NCAT Agriculture Specialist. March 2004. Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA).

Pest Control

On-Line Guide to Plant Disease Control, Oregon State University, Department of Plant Pathology.

Pests of floriculture and ornamental nurseries. University of California Pest Management Guidelines. Diseases, weeds, insects, and vertebrate pests of all sorts of different flowers.

Marketing

Marketing Specialty Cut Flowers. 1999. Sylvia Kantor, Washington State University Extension, King County. A 3-page PDF file on first starting out with outdoor cut flowers.

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, Oberlin, Ohio. This national association represents all growers and marketers. Members receive The Cut Flower Quarterly magazine, and the annual Membership Directory and Buyers Guide. Dues vary.

National Prices

National Ornamental Shipping Point Report, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, updated prices for primarily flowers used in the floral market.

Seattle-Tacoma Cut Flower Report, USDA Ag Marketing Service.

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