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North Creek Unique™ Collection

North Creek Unique™ Collection

This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek. Truly an unparalleled collection of garden worthy plants that stand the test of time.

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NGBC: Production Efficiencies - Lean into the Changes

NGBC: Production Efficiencies - Lean into the Changes

Production efficiencies: Lean into the changes
FEATURES - NGBC - Nurseries use Lean Flow processes to improve efficiency.

“Some of the methods we’ve made a 100 percent efficiency improvement increase on transplanting,” McGinty says. “Others, we’ve seen 40 percent, 62 percent increases. But for a couple of the propagation types we gained nothing with the production line.”

Making major operational changes like Lean isn’t always a smooth process. When North Creek implemented Lean in 2010, four key employees walked out in April. Each had 10-plus years with the company.

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Growing ahead of the curve: North Creek Nurseries

Growing ahead of the curve: North Creek Nurseries
Technology has allowed growers to improve efficiencies which ultimately increases profits. Yet, like using the correct tools to grow a healthy plant, it takes the correct tech tools to grow healthy profits.

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What's that Map? It's BONAP!

What's that Map? It's BONAP!
In native planting design, it is important to consider where a species originates - not just at a country or regional level, but more specifically at a state or county level - to ensure the planning and use of plant material that is truly native to the area. The Biota of North America Program's (BONAP) species distribution maps are an indispensable source of information for landscape designers and architects who are increasingly tasked with creating native gardens.

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Biological Pest Management at North Creek Nurseries

Biological Pest Management at North Creek Nurseries
by Nicole Blevins & Tim McGinty

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