Delaware Horticulture

Horticulture and greens remains an important agricultural industry, Tracy Wootten—Horticulture Specialist and Valan Budischak—UD Director of Botanic Gardens, discussed its impact. In 2014 alone there were a reported $21 million dollars in horticultural sales, and it continues to trend upward.

DelDOT is the largest landholder in Delaware and the company works towards enhancing the roads with native vegetation to lower driver fatigue, increase the beauty, decrease landscape maintenance, and decreasing emissions from reduced mowing. The railroad industry requires specific rail—plant maintenances as brushes, shrubs, and plants left unkept are the number one fire hazard. One of the biggest industries in Delaware is the Christmas tree industry. Sposato is a Delaware landscape company that remains in the top 100 in the country.

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