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58th SNA Research Conference Proceedings Available

19 Nov 2013 4:02 PM | Karen Summers (Administrator)

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 industry.


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, mail@sna.org. or visit the SNA Website at www.sna.org.

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