The 62nd Annual
SNA Research Conference – 
Held in Conjunction with the SEGreen Conference

Tuesday, August 1 & Wednesday, August 2
The Classic Center
300 N Thomas St
Athens, GA 30601

Tuesday, August 1, 2017Bryson L. James Student Research Competition
  Research Presentations

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
 Research Presentations
  Luncheon & Awards Presentation

The detailed SNA Research Conference Schedule will be available after June 1.

No registration required to site in on presentations; however, you must have a SEGreen Name Badge. 
Daily times are subject to change based on the number of total presentations.
Conference Overview:
The SNA Research Conference, which began in 1956, is held annually and is the country’s longest running woody ornamental research conference, and provides a forum for horticultural researchers to communicate relevant and recent research findings to the industry. Its origin cannot be traced to any one individual, but the roots were planted by several SNA board members that recognized the need to consolidate duplicate research programs throughout the region. From an informal effort of compiling papers gathered from several horticultural research centers and assembled and printed, this two-day Horticultural Research Conference is held annually and has become world-renowned for quality research.

Participants are the top horticultural research and educational leaders from across the country. Hundreds of topics in thirteen categories are shared in presentations that run approximately seven minutes each. A printed agenda, available after June 1, and the conference format permits selection of research topics of special interest for those interested in attending. All industry members are invited to attend any and all sessions. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for The SEGreen Conference and The SNA Research Conference. For details (available Spring 2017) go to the Continuing Education Units page.

 Research Categories Include:

Container Grown Plant Production
Floriculture  Propagation
Economics and Marketing
Growth Regulators  Water Management
Engineering, Structures & Innovations
Landscape  Weed Control
Field Production
Plant Breeding & Evaluation

One unique feature of the conference is the Bryson L. James Student Research Competition, an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present their latest research results, hone their communication skills and compete for cash awards. These students historically demonstrate strong academic and research ability and move forward in the industry to make outstanding contributions. The competition is named for Dr. Bryson L. James who served as director of research for the Southern Nursery Association, and served as coordinator of the conference and editor of the Annual Proceedings of the SNA Research Conference for nearly 50 years.

No registration required to sit in on presentations. Daily times subject to change based on the number of total presentations. A complete schedule (including presentation titles will be available after June 1.)

Research presented at the SNA Research Conference is published in the annual publication "SNA Research Conference Proceedings" available on this website.  Proceedings from 1991 - 2016 are available with 3,079 titles comprised of 12,074 pages. Take a look... there's lots of useful information!

A Special Thank You

We would like to thank the horticultural research community for their efforts in conducting the research contained in these proceedings that make the SNA Research Conference and Proceedings possible.

We would also like to thank our sponsors – Bennett's Creek Wholesale Nursery and Lancaster Farms – for their financial support of the Bryson L. James Student Research Competition.


For more information on the SNA Research Conference or other SNA events, contact:

Southern Nursery Association
PO Box 801454
Acworth, GA 30101
Tel   678.809.9992
Fax  678.809.9993

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Southern Nursery Association, Inc.
PO Box 801454

Acworth, GA 30101

Tel:   678-809-9992

Fax:  678-809-9993

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