The greenhouse and nursery products sector is a growth industry. Economic linkages of this growth industry to other sectors of the national economy are of interest. The total economic activity generated by the greenhouse and nursery products sector is approximately equally divided between economic activity derived from input purchases by the greenhouse and nursery products sector (backward linkages) and processing and distribution of output by the greenhouse and nursery products sector (forward linkages).
2Thomas R. Harris and Libby J. Rader are Associate Professor and Undergraduate Research Assistant, respectively, Department of Agricultural Economics; and Wayne Johnson is Assistant Professor and State Extension Horticultural Specialist, Department of Plant Science, University of Nevada, Reno. This research was conducted under funding from the University of Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station Project No. 201. The authors appreciate the assistance of Dr. Steve Turner's comments on an earlier draft of this paper.