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57th Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings Available

19 Jun 2012 1:55 PM | Karen Summers (Administrator)

June 19, 2012, Acworth, GA – The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) announced today that the proceedings of the 57th Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings has been compiled and is now available online at This 381 page proceedings is searchable, downloadable and printable, and is provided free to the industry.

The 2012 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, Pathology, Plant Breeding and Evaluation, Propagation, Water Management, and Weed Control. Seventy-five titles were presented by 197 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 recognizing 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 current, are available on the SNA website at in Portable Document Format (PDF) for downloading and viewing or printing (more than 11,208 pages).

The Southern Nursery Association is a non-profit, professional trade association representing the horticultural industry in the southern U.S. SNA provides member services to wholesale growers, brokers, retailers, landscape contractors, landscape architects, grounds maintenance contractors, interiorscapers and allied suppliers. Established in 1899, the SNA strives to provide educational, marketing and networking opportunities essential to the survival of the horticultural industry.

Details of the 58th Annual SNA Research Conference will be released soon. For further information on the SNA Research Conference, 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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