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Posted: October 26, 2013 9:00 p.m.

Plant experts to meet

The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture will host hundreds of nursery operators, ornamental plant breeders, landscape designers and plant scientists Nov. 2–6 at the annual meeting of the International Plant Propagators Society – Southern Region of North America.

The meeting will include nearly a dozen nursery and garden tours as well as talks on newly released plant varieties bred for the Southeastern climate, and best management practices for nursery and floriculture growers.

“This is the premier nursery and floriculture meeting in the southeastern U.S., and it attracts people from across the nation.

“It is one of the few meetings where researchers and growers comingle and is a tremendous opportunity for each group to learn from the other,” said Matthew Chappell, a UGA professor of horticulture and extension nursery specialist as well as co-organizer of the meeting.

Extension entomologists, plant pathologists and nursery experts from UGA and other Southeastern universities will share their latest research on nursery propagation and plant care.

Horticulture experts from HGTV, BASF, Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences and many veteran nursery owners, ornamental plant breeders and green industry personnel will also be present.

Those seeking more information can visit www.caes.uga.edu.

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