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  • 12 June 2021

    Looking Forward to Mobile: Speaker Preview, Bob Black

    Bob BlackVice President/HorticulturistBennett's Creek NurseryProgram Details: Camellia Production from CuttingsAll cultural aspects of containerized camellia production from cuttings to saleable product will be presented. The discussion will include propagation, fertility program, IPM program, pruni...

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  • 12 June 2021

    Looking Forward to Mobile: Speaker Preview, Michael Roe

    Michael RoeVice President of ProductionWindmill Nursery of LouisianaProgram Details: Is your fertility program stuck in the 1950s? Well, it should be! - Nutritional approach to passive plant pest immunityA systems approach to plant health via proper nutrition both in the soil as well as foliar spray...

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  • 12 June 2021

    Looking Forward to Mobile: Maarten van der Giessen

    Maarten van der GiessenPresidentvan der Giessen Nursery, Inc.Program Details: 35 Years of Propagation in 20 MinutesAn overview of tricks and tips I've picked up as a lifelong propagator of woody ornamentals.Bio: Maarten van der Giessen has served as the 2007 President of the South Alabama Nursery As...

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  • 10 May 2021

    Looking Forward to Mobile: Speaker Preview, Dr. Heather Kirk-Ballard

    Dr. Heather Kirk-BallardAssistant Professor & Extension Specialist of Consumer HorticultureLSU AgCenterProgram Details: Keeping Consumer Demand High –Riding the Green Wave of the COVID-19 Gardening ExplosionWhen the COVID-19 pandemic forced the nation into a quarantine scenario in the spring of 20...

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  • 10 May 2021

    Looking Forward to Mobile: Speaker Preview, Adam Black

    Adam BlackBotanical/Horticultural ConsultantBotaniConserve, Inc.Program Details: Adaptable Texas Native Woodies and Perennials that Deserve Broader Horticultural AttentionVarious unique plants from throughout the ecologically diverse expansiveness of Texas are proving remarkably adaptable to general...

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  • 10 May 2021

    Looking Forward to Mobile: Speaker Preview, Dr. Chris Hayes

    Dr. Chris HayesSenior Biological Solutions AdvisorBioWorksProgram Details: The Dos and Don'ts on Using BiologicalsInterested in Biologicals, WHY? This program will offer insights to understand how biologicals work; how they work best. Pests and pathogens, both above and below the ground, can be rel...

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  • 17 April 2021

    IPPS SR is Pleased to Announce the Margie Jenkins IPPS Conference Scholarship Award

    IPPS SR is pleased to announce the Margie Jenkins IPPS Conference Scholarship Award. This award is open to employed or self-employed nursery/green industry professionals who have never attended an IPPS SR conference. This award covers full registration (educational programs, tours, and banquet). Ple...

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  • 9 March 2021

    A Message from IPPS SR President Brie Arthur

    1 March 2021President's MessageDear IPPS Southern Region members,Thank you for taking the time to fill out our recent annual meeting survey. The information helped the Executive Committee greatly. I am thrilled to announce that we are moving forward with our annual in-person meeting in Mobile, AL o...

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  • 8 March 2021

    Congratulations to Dr. Brian Jackson on his 2021 HRI Grant Award!

    Dr. Brian Jackson of North Carolina State University was recently chosen to receive one of the 2021 HRI research grants. “Investing in diverse, high-quality research is our mission,” said Jennifer Gray, HRI Administrator. “The 2021 projects selected from a competitive batch of grant applicatio...

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  • 5 February 2021

    Membership Profile: Patricia Knight

    Dr. Patricia Knight grew up in the family nursery operation in east-central Alabama. She earned a B.S. from Auburn University in Ornamental Horticulture in 1991, with an emphasis on Landscape Design. She remained at Auburn for her M.S. degree, awarded in 1994, and her thesis focused on nutrition and...

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