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Greenhouse growers plan June conference
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Wholesale greenhouse growers, retailers and landscape professionals from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas will benefit from an upcoming conference at Hinds Community College in Raymond.
The Mid-South Greenhouse Growers' Conference at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center will begin with a 1 p.m. general session on June 8 and conclude at noon on June 10. The educational programs are co-sponsored by Mississippi State University's Extension Service, the Louisiana State University AgCenter and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
MSU and LSU representatives will review recent plant trials. Participants will learn about new color plants from Sakata Seed, PanAmerican Seed, S&G Flowers and Ball FloraPlant. Other topics on the agenda include development of marketing opportunities, plant growth regulators, soil fertilization and plant management, alternative crops, and vegetative annual propagation and production.
Registration is $75. Lunch will be available on June 9 for $10. Most participants will opt for an additional tour of the herbaceous plant evaluation trial garden at the Truck Crops Research Station in Crystal Springs for $20, which will include transportation and supper.
For more information about the conference, contact Norman Winter at (601) 857-2284 or the Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association office at (601) 919-8111.