China Comes Looking For Plants And Partners

East meets West in the greenhouses of East Texas. Two horticulturists from China are here looking for new plants and new business opportunities.

Commercial nurseries are big in both East Texas and in China. The goal is to 'merge' the enterprises.

SFA professor, Dr. David Creech explained, "Now the Chinese are coming here not just for techniques, but perhaps to set up some opportunity for joint ventures and to look into going into business together."

All week long the botanists have been meeting with local nurserymen. Commerical nurseries surpass timber and poultry in bringing more revenue directly back to the producer.