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September 28, 2020

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Logo courtesy of AmericanHort

AmericanHort announces return of DIG Conference

AmericanHort has announced the return of the DIG Conference: Disease, Insects, and Growth Regulators to be held online Nov. 3-5, 2020. Attendees will experience “in-depth education on disease, insect and growth regulator management, connect with other industry professionals and engage in peer-to-peer activities.”

The conference features four tracks of education on topics such as disease, insect and pest management, biocontrols, growth regulator best practices, new technology, sanitation, IPM strategies and more in both on-demand and live education sessions.

The DIG Conference will provide many opportunities to connect with other industry professionals and engage in peer-to-peer activities.

Read the full story, click here.
Photos courtesy of Perennial Plant Association

PPA announces 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year

The Perennial Plant Association is promoting Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta as the 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year. Like a cloud of confetti, tiny white flowers (sometimes touched with pale blue) appear from early summer to fall on this plant. Undemanding and dependable, it provides the perfect foil for other summer bloomers and foliage. This full-sun perennial has a low mounding or bushy habit ideal for the front of the border, rock gardens and more.

While durable and pest-free, Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta also checks two important boxes for gardeners: bees and other pollinators work the flowers throughout the summer and the aromatic foliage is deer-resistant.

Learn more about the plant, click here.
Logo courtesy of Four Star Greenhouses

Four Star Greenhouses launches Four Star University

Four Star Greenhouse’s growing team will present an exclusive grower-to-grower event to provide information on the latest in plant culture, production methods and more.

Four Star University (FSU) is a free online program for hands-on growers, beginning Sept. 28. Content will be available 24/7.

Topics to be covered include: Creating Combinations that Sell — Get tips on how to produce hanging baskets and upright combos with stunning colors, matching vigor and dynamic texture.

Planning Your Small-Pot Production — Learn which size liner is right for your production and how to incorporate new varieties into your rotation.

New Varieties — See what’s coming in 2021.
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