LSU Agcenter Hammond Station Field Day and 15th SELNA Annual Trade Show Announced
Wed, Sept 13, 2017
LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station Landscape Horticulture Industry Field Day and Southeast Louisiana Nursery Associtatio 15th Annual SELNA Trade Show - October 11, 2017
American Nurseryman Releases Guide to Lagerstroemia fauriei (Japanese crape myrtle)
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Retired LSU Agcenter professor, Dr. Allen Owings, has written an article for American Nurseryman magazine detailing the available varieties of Japanese crape myrtle.
IPPS-Southern Region 42nd Annual Conference Announced
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
The International Plant Propagators' Society - Southern Region announced their 42nd Annual Conference will be held in Dallas, TX from October 28 to November 1, 2017. The conference will be held in the Omni Dallas Hotel (972-869-4300) at Parkwest, 1590 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75234.
LSU-AC Craig Roussel Honored
Sat, Aug 4, 2017
Congratulations to LNLA Life Member Craig Roussel on his NACAA Award! Photo
LSU AgCenter Ascension Parish county agent Craig Roussel (center) receives the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents during the NACAA annual meeting held July 9-13 in Salt Lake City. Presenting the award is NACAA president Mark Nelson. Also pictured is Roussel’s wife, Mary Beth. Photo provided by Carol Pinnell-Alison.
Texas A&M University, Overton Bedding Plant Trials
Thu, Aug 7, 2017
Overview – Texas A&M University, Overton Notes and Observations from the Bedding Plant Trials Field Day, June 2017. Allen Owings, retired Professor (Horticulture), Hammond Research Station, LSU AgCenter
SNA to Collocate with MANTS
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Atlanta, Ga., June 16, 2017 – The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced plans to collocate The SNA Conference with the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) in 2018. Under this new arrangement, both events will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center with The SNA Conference preceding MANTS on Monday and Tuesday, January 8-9, 2018. MANTS will take place on Wednesday, January 10 – Friday, January 12.
Horticultural Research Institute Announces Funded Research Projects
Wed, Feb 1, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH February 1, 2017. The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the AmericanHort Foundation, is pleased to announce 2017 grant funding - 2017 funding totals are $289,500. Thirteen projects were selected for funding based on a rigorous review system including both industry relevance and scientific merit.
LSU Agcenter Hammond Research Station announces Camellia Garden Stroll for Feb. 19
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Camellia Garden Stroll, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017. Hammond Research Station, 21549 Old Covington Hwy. (Hwy. 1067) (Off Hwy. 190 next to Lynhaven). Free Admission and Open to Everyone! Stroll through a collection of over 800 Camellia japonicasand sasanquas planted from the late 1930's to the early 1950's. Also Camellia Plant Sale during event,
Boxwood Blight: Researchers Looking Outside of the Box for Solutions
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH - Boxwood blight (BB) continues to spread throughout the US. The University of Illinois Plant Clinic recently announced its presence in Illinois. The clinic received two boxwood samples late 2016. Both were from northeast Illinois and were collected from recent landscape installations. USDA APHIS confirmed that both tested positive for BB. Univeristy of Illinois Extension personnel are confident that the infected plants did not likely originate from an Illinois nursery. Contact: Jennifer Gray, Research Programs Administrator (email@example.com or 614.884.1155)
Ornamental Horticulture Field Day
Wed, Jan 25, 2017
This year's Ornamental Horticulture Field Day, an annual event of Mississippi State University's Coastal Research and Extension Center, will be held at the South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville on Thursday, October 5, 2017.
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
The Gulf States Horticultural Expo (GSHE) has become the premier winter trade show of the South. Join us at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, Mobile AL. Registration Begins November 1st, Education Day is Wednesday January 18, 2017. Trade Show is Thursday and Friday January 19-20, 2017. Click link above for details.
Louisiana Farm Bureau announces Mid-South Agricultural Labor Seminar
Mon, Jan 9 2017
Seminar to be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at West Baton Rouge Conference Center, Port Allen, LA. Registration: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Seminar: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Registration is $60 per person and registration includes an excellent lunch and informational material on each presentation. Link above contains registration and seminar brochure.
SNA Announces 2017 Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund
Thu, Jan 5 2017
Southern Nursery Association released their 2017 Scholarship Announcement for this year. This is an important year as SNA will pass an important milestone of more than $500,000 in total awarded scholarships since the fund began in 1989. These scholarships are available to hort students attending universities nation-wide but they must be a resident of one of our 16 southeastern states.
Full eligibility requirements are available through the link above. Deadline for application is May 26, 2017. The Scholarship Selection Committee will make final selections by July 7, 2017 and recipients will be notified soon thereafter. Twelve $1,500 scholarships will be awarded on August 2, in Athens, Georgia, during the SEGreen Conference.
Specialty crops, trade show featured at horticulture field day
Mon, Oct 10 2016
The annual landscape horticulture field day hosted by the LSU AgCenter and the Southeast Louisiana Nursery Association at the Hammond Research Station on Oct. 6 featured new specialty plants.
Citrus disease causing problem in some parishes
Tue, 04 Oct 2016
Citrus canker, a highly contagious bacterial disease, is costing citrus growers their fruit and income in several parishes.
LA Plant Materials Conference Scheduled for November
Fri, 23 Sep 2016
The LSU AgCenter and LNLA have scheduled an Industry Professionals Plant Materials Conference for November 30, 2016.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016
SEGreen Plant Conference, August 31 - September 1, The Classic Center, Athens, GA.
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