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61st SNA Research Conference Proceedings Available

19 Dec 2016 5:37 PM | Karen Summers (Administrator)

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) announced today that the proceedings of the 61st Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings has been compiled and is now available online at This 183-page proceedings, provided free to the industry, is downloadable, searchable, and printable.

The 2016 proceedings includes eleven sections of the latest horticultural research on Plant Breeding and Evaluation, Container Grown Plant Production, Economics and Marketing, Entomology, Field Production, Floriculture, Landscape, Pathology and Nematology, Propagation, Water Management, and Weed Control. Thirty-nine titles were presented by 78 authors from eight states. A complete list of titles can be found in the Covers and Introduction section, page viii.

The annual publication SNA Research Conference Proceedings, from 1991 to 2016, is available on the SNA website at in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing, printing, or downloading (25 years and 3,079 titles comprised of 12,074 pages). When downloaded, the PDF file is searchable.

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.

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.

The 62nd Annual SNA Research Conference is scheduled for August 1 – 2, 2017 and will be held in conjunction with the SEGreen Conference in Athens, GA. More details will be available soon. For more information on the SNA Research Conference or SNA , contact the Southern Nursery Association, Inc., PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101, 678.809.9992,, or visit the SNA Website at

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