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.

Leave a Reply

Latest Stories
powerharvest-w-illumitex

December 17, 2017

Illumitex Expands Horticulture Science Team

The new team members each bring diverse backgrounds and offer lighting expertise from across different segments of the market.

Read More
MANTS

December 16, 2017

Join the Emergent Group During a Reception at MANTS

“Emergent: A Group for Growing Professionals” will once again be hosting its Emergent Networking Event at MANTS in Baltimore, MD. The event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Read More
Tillandsia Air Plants (Plantiflor)

December 15, 2017

Bonsall Nursery Devastated By California Wildfire

Rainforest Flora lost its main greenhouses and outdoor growing property in the Lilac Fire in San Diego.

Read More

December 15, 2017

Your AFE Donations Will Be Matched Between Now and the …

Between now and December 1, any donations made to the American Floral Endowment will be matched up to $20,000.

Read More
Powdery mildew on rosemary. Photo credit: SHS Griffin

December 14, 2017

New Biofungicide Approved for Disease Control in Orname…

Certis USA recently introduced Carb-O-Nator, a new broad-spectrum foliar fungicide that works on contact to control powdery mildew, Alternaria, Anthracnose, Botrytis, Septoria leaf spot, and other diseases.

Read More
cuttings-facility

December 13, 2017

New Webinars Address Effective Propagation Techniques

e-Gro, an online clearing house for alerts about greenhouse disease, insect, environmental, physiological, and nutritional disorders, recently posted two new propagation-related webinars on YouTube.

Read More
Oasis-Transportation-Solutions

December 12, 2017

New Products Designed to Protect the Quality of Plants …

The innovative technologies from Oasis Grower Solutions are aimed at ensuring that the supply chain delivers the best possible consumer plant experience.

Read More

December 12, 2017

Research Sheds Light on How to Manage Plant Stress With…

An innovative system developed by Chinese researchers uses rapid imagery to indicate plant health, enabling growers to respond quickly and automatically to plant stress.

Read More
Combo-at-Youngs-Plant-Farm

December 12, 2017

How to Produce Stunning Combination Containers

It’s easy to produce your own attention-grabbing combos, if you follow this advice from a master combination designer.

Read More
ISO-Group-Transplanter-feature

December 11, 2017

Evaluating Robotic Transplanters for Plant Cuttings

There are several factors that might affect your decision to invest in transplant robots, based on initial observations and reported information about available equipment.

Read More
Overhead-irrigation-to-maintain-moisture-content-feature

December 10, 2017

Greens Production Goes High-Tech at lēf Farms

A Finland-based company has developed two new automatic growing systems for lettuce heads and baby leaf lettuce. Learn how one grower is making it work for them.

Read More

December 9, 2017

Southern California Wildfires Narrowly Miss Most Grower…

Here’s an update on horticulture businesses in the areas affected by the California wildfires.

Read More
Monitoring the plant canopy for temperature

December 9, 2017

Infrared Thermometers for Monitoring Plant and Substra…

Growers use many tools to monitor the greenhouse environment. Learn about the best practices for using an infrared thermometer to measuring plant temperature.

Read More
Weigela Czechmark (Spring Meadow Nursery)

December 8, 2017

Spring Meadow’s New Logo Highlights Focus on New, Color…

In a move that highlights its commitment to developing new, colorful flowering shrubs, Spring Meadow Nursery has unveiled a new logo.

Read More
HortScholars

December 8, 2017

HortScholars Program Now Accepting Applications for 201…

Do you know any college students currently in a horticulture-related program? This unique program gives them a chance to connect with industry leaders and make new connections at Cultivate.

Read More
Peat vacuum harvester

December 8, 2017

The Sustainability of the Peat Industry Looks Better T…

Despite talk about alternative products and differences of opinion over its sustainability as a resource, peat is here to stay.

Read More
SunStanding-New-Guinea-Impatiens-Dummen-Orange-feature

December 7, 2017

Growing Tips From a Pro for SunStanding New Guinea Impa…

SunStanding New Guinea impatiens hybrids spruce up the landscape with vibrant blooms that explode with color in both sun and shade areas, and they hold up well in heat and humidity.

Read More
Japan-Airlines-princettia

December 7, 2017

Suntory Pairs Princettia with Several Breast Cancer Awa…

Suntory Flowers is partnering with several major brands to support breast cancer awareness and fundraising, using its bright-pink Princettia euphorbias as the ideal plant for Pink Ribbon promotions.

Read More