The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) announced today
that the proceedings of the 58th Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings has
been compiled and is now available online at www.sna.org. This 343 page
proceedings is searchable, downloadable and printable, and is provided free to
The 2013 proceedings includes thirteen
sections of the latest horticultural research on Container Grown Plant
Production, Economics and Marketing, Engineering, Structures and Innovations,
Entomology, Field Production, Floriculture, Growth Regulators, Landscape, Plant
Pathology and Nematology, Plant Breeding and Evaluation, Plant Propagation,
Water Management, and Weed Control. Sixty-one titles were presented by 174
authors from 15 states and Mexico. A complete list of titles can be found in
the Covers and Introduction section, page viii.
The SNA Research Conference, which began
in 1956, 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
conference is held annually and has become world-renowned for quality research.
Participants are the top horticultural research and educational leaders from
across the county. Hundreds of topics in thirteen categories are shared in
presentations that run approximately seven minutes each. A printed agenda and
the conference format permits selection of research topics of special interest
for those interested in attending. All industry members are invited to attend.
The annual publication SNA Research
Conference Proceedings, from 1991 to 2013, is available on the SNA website
at www.sna.org in Portable Document Format (PDF) for downloading and
viewing or printing (23 years and 2,933 titles comprised of 11,589 pages).
Founded in 1899,
the Southern Nursery Association is a non-profit trade association representing
the horticultural industry in the southeastern U.S. SNA provides member
services to wholesale growers, brokers, retailers, landscape contractors,
landscape architects, grounds maintenance contractors, interiorscapers and
allied suppliers. The SNA strives to unite and advance the horticulture
industry through educational, research and marketing efforts.
Details of the 59th Annual SNA Research
Conference will be released soon. For more information on the SNA Research
Conference, contact the Southern Nursery Association, Inc., PO Box 801454,
Acworth, GA 30101, 678.809.9992, firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit the SNA Website at