Current LNLA News Items

Federal and State Agencies to offer H-Programs Compliance Assistance Event for Louisiana Employers. Programs will be available in Baton Rouge and Alexandria
Press Release
Thur, Jan 12, 2018

The New Orleans District Office (NODO) will partner with federal and state agencies to offer compliance assistance events focused on compliance with various provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). These events will be of interest to employers who seek H program (H-1B, H-2A, H-2B) certification as well as their representatives and attorneys. The NODO’s goal is to share with attendees any changes, updates or trends that impact them. These day-long events will be held in Baton Rouge, LA, and Alexandria, LA. Please see attached agenda for each event. These events are provided at no cost to participants, but space is limited. You are welcome to share this invitation with any constituents whom you believe would be interested in attending.

LSU AgCenter and LNLA announce LOUISIANA PLANT MATERIALS CONFERENCE (For Industry Professionals), November 28th
Press Release
Tues, Oct 24, 2017

Up To 4.5 CEUs for Louisiana Licensed Landscape Architects
Featuring: Plants with Potential, Louisiana Super Plants, Southern Living Plant Collection, New Plants for 2018 from Ball Seed, and More!
$40.00 per Person Includes Lunch
Seating limited to first 60 registrants by November 22
Contact Cari Jane Murray at for more information.


Registration Form

Online Credit Card Registration

Title Submission Deadline for The 62nd Annual SNA Research Conference is this Friday, October 20th
Press Release
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

The 62nd Annual SNA Research Conference, hosted by the Southern Nursery Association, will be held January 8 and 9, 2018, in conjunction with The SNA Conference, two days before the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), scheduled for January 10-12, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. This two-day event will feature the best in horticultural research and as a researcher, you are invited to participate in this conference by submitting your title(s) by October 20, 2017, and your paper(s) by November 17.

Press Release: SNA’s Sidney B. Meadows Fund Awards $18,000 in Scholarships
Press Release
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund, created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), has announced the names of twelve students from seven southeastern universities chosen to receive academic scholarships this year. Five of the awards are named scholarships honoring past industry leaders.

LSU Agcenter Hammond Station Field Day and 15th SELNA Annual Trade Show Announced
Press Release
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)
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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 ( or 614.884.1155)

Ornamental Horticulture Field Day
Press Release
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.

GSHE 2017
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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.

News Announcement
Thu, 23 Jun 2016
SEGreen Plant Conference, August 31 - September 1, The Classic Center, Athens, GA.

Member Login:   To check your current membership information, renew your membership, view dues invoice, or view "members only" pages, you must login here

Email Address:


Member Benefits, Discounts, Special Offers

LNLA Member Achievement Awards

LNLA Plant Search Engine

Not for homeowner retail sales. Landscapers, resellers, and nurseries can find plant material listings of our growers. You must register separately to use this service but LNLA membership is not required. To register simply click "Continue" at the bottom of the "User Free" box HERE. This will take you to a registration page where you will choose a username and password [be sure to save these]. You will receive a confirmation email.

Once registered you can log in anytime by going to the page link below.



The Louisiana Nursery Landscape Foundation for Scholarship and Research was organized exclusively for charitable distributions to tax exempt organizations that have educational and scientific purposes. As the foundation component of LNLA, the LNLFSR provides funds for research in horticulture and scholarships for horticulture students attending Louisiana colleges and universities. Funds are raised at an annual Gala.

Plant of the Week?

(Hover over plant to see answer)

'Little Ruby' Alternanthera


Click on image for larger view

Henrys Garnet VA Willow


Supertunia Bubblegum

Evolution Salvia

Mrs. Schiller's Delight Viburnum

Serenita Rasberry Angelonia