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Offering two awards for original research

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IPPS-SRNA Annual Conference, October 2017

Dallas, TX

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2016 Annual Conference

Photos from the tours

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IPPS Exchange Program

A new perspective


IPPS, the global network for nursery growers and professional horticulturists started in North America in the 1950s. There are regions in over eight geographically defined areas: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, Southern Africa and in the USA: the Eastern Region, Western Region and Southern Region.

The Southern Region became a region in 1975 of IPPS. The IPPS Southern Region of North America has over 200 members all around the southeastern United States.

Membership consists of those working in many aspects of the nursery industry, researchers, academics, consultants and students all sharing plant production knowledge freely.

In the Southern Region our goal is to improve the knowledge, skills and professionalism of our members. IPPS members agree to freely "Seek and Share" their knowledge, skills and expertise for the benefit of our profession.

We do this through our annual conference, specialty workshops, visits to nurseries and other horticultural establishments, and, increasingly, through social media.

Members  have access to educational conferences, new plants, new propagation techniques, and the combined proceedings of all annual conferences since 1951.
Brochure, registration, and hotel information are available here:
2017 Southern Region 42nd Annual Conference
Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2017  
Dallas, TX

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

The Southern Region offers great opportunities for young horticulturists. Read more about student scholarships here:

Charlie Parkerson Student Research Competition

Young Propagator Exchange

Vivian Munday Scholarship

Are you a professional involved in ornamental plant production, horticultural research and education or any other allied field? Do you wish to learn more and are you willing to share your knowledge? Then join now, you would certainly benefit from IPPS and its members from you.

Click here to sign up for our IPPS Southern Region Newsletter

Latest News

15 October 2017

WHY IPPS - Danielle Hayno, Undergraduate student, Kansas State University

Even though this was my first experience at the IPPS conferences I already know that they are going to be a part of my life in the future. Not only is...

3 October 2017

WHY IPPS - Shea Keen, Masters student, University of Florida

The 2016 conference in Virginia Beach was my first exposure to the IPPS-SR, and by the end of the meeting, I decided I needed to become a member. I ...

15 September 2017

Why IPPS - David Parks, Camellia Forest Nursery

David Park, Camellia Forest NurseryMembership is about the networking opportunities as well as seeing how other nurseries increase efficiency.