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Offering two awards for original research

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IPPS Exchange Program

A new perspective

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2017 Southern Region 42nd Annual Conference, Dallas, TX Photos


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.
IPPS-Southern Region is proud to announce the establishment of the SR-IPPS Educational Endowment Fund.
Click here for more information.

2018 Southern Region 43rd Annual Conference
Chattanooga, TN

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

Charlie Parkerson Student Research Competition

Early-Career Professional Intl. Exchange Program

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 February 2018

Why IPPS - Madison Hindsley

Madison HindsleyNCSU BS Hort Science with a concentration in landscape designAs a student of horticulture, the 2017 annual IPPS conference was incredi...

17 December 2017

Updated - Photos from the 2017 Southern Region 42nd Annual Conference, Dallas TX

Photos from the 2017 Southern Region 42nd Annual Conference

16 December 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners!

2017 FellowRobert “Buddy” Lee, Independence, LA2017 Sidney B. Meadows WinnerDr. Patricia Knight, Poplarville. MSMore information about the Sidney ...