Getting Out & About

Perennial Plant Symposium

The 27th Perennial Plant Symposium will be hosted in St. Louis, Mo. from Sunday, July 19 through Friday, July 24 at the Marriott Hotel located in the historic St. Louis Union Station. The symposium includes five specialty tours, a featured Wednesday tour, two days of professional multi-track seminars and numerous networking opportunities. For more information, go to http://perennialplant.org.

TNLA Nursery/Landscape Expo

The Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA) Nursery/Landscape Expo is August 14-16 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Education opportunities start on August 13 and focus on business management, plant material, creative environments, “green,” pest management and irrigation best practices. Go to www.txnla.org for more information.

Cornell Floriculture Field Day

Cornell University’s annual field day is Tuesday, July 21 this year. The event’s morning program will begin with educational seminars on coloring the landscape, exciting landscape perennials, insect and disease management tips on herbs and tomatoes and a Cornell research update. A panel event focused on consumers wraps up the morning, and the afternoon offers participants the chance to visit the plant trials at Blue Grass Lane.

Visitors will also discover creative uses of plant material while viewing entries in the sixth annual Kathy Pufahl Memorial Container Design Competition. To enter the container contest, contact Karen Hall of New York State Flower Industries at 716-941-3502.

On July 20, the day before the field day, growers can attend a hands-on workshop on the Cornell Campus, “IPM In-Depth,” from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Growers can bring their sick plants, and a team of plant doctors and fellow growers will diagnose the problem. For more information, go to www.greenhouse.cornell.edu.

Michigan Garden Plant Tour

Growers are also invited to attend the sixth annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour from August 3-14. This year, seven growers are participating with Michigan State University (MSU). They are: C. Raker and Sons, Duwayne’s Greenhouses, Four Star Greenhouse, Mast Young Plants, Pell Greenhouses, Walters Gardens and Zylstra Greenhouses.

Each young plant producer showcases its plant specialties and product lines in outdoor gardens. It’s a great way to evaluate garden plant performance in a variety of outdoor settings and in containers.

The MSU Garden Plant Showcase educational program is also part of the Michigan Garden Plant Tour, and it will take place on Tuesday, August 4. For more information, go to http://www.hrt.msu.edu/planttour.

Canadian Greenhouse Conference

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference is October 7-8 this year at the International Centre in Toronto.
A typical conference includes two days of speaker sessions for greenhouse flower and vegetable growers, 80,000 square feet of trade show space with more than 200 exhibitors and new varieties and products displays with the latest introductions to the Canadian market.
This year, two separate pre-conference bus tours are planned – one to greenhouse flower operations and another to greenhouse vegetable operations. Visit www.canadiangreenhouseconference.com for more information.

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