Hort industry invited to Spring 2018 Open House Ratings Day

Hort industry invited to Spring 2018 Open House Ratings Day

The UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials evaluates plant material to identify low water-use plants for California.

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March 19, 2018
Edited by Matt McClellan
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UC’s Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials invites members of the professional landscape, nursery, and horticultural industries to the Spring 2018 Open House Ratings Day.

All new landscape plants undergo evaluation in plant trials before being introduced to the market. At the University of California, these trials take on the additional aspect of screening for performance under several levels of reduced irrigation to judge their suitability for California’s new low-water landscapes, and to place them in water-use categories.

You will be able to walk through the trials fields, rate a sample of all the cultivars in the field at the beginning of their second year in the ground, and chat with researchers about the trials and plant water use.

The event takes place May 1 and May 2, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (you may choose either Tuesday or Wednesday) on Old Davis Road, just off the UC Davis campus.

To join one of the Open House days, you must register online because space is limited. Click here to register.

To see pictures of previous events and some of our featured plants, visit the UCLPIT's Facebook page. For complete trials results visit California Center for Urban Horticulture’s website.

The ratings take about 60-100 minutes to complete and participants may arrive any time between 8:00 and 11:30 am.

Participation is voluntary, and is not open to the general public at this time.

If you have any questions or need to change or cancel your date, please contact Karrie Reid at: skreid@ucanr.edu, and copy Jared Sisneroz, jasisneroz@ucdavis.edu.

Photo: UCLPIT