Sep 19, 2016
IPPS-Western Region Announces Annual Meeting Program

The International Plant Propagators’ Society (IPPS)-Western Region has announced the program for its 2016 Annual Meeting Oct. 19-22, in Tempe, Arizona.

Hosted at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center, the event begins on Oct. 19 with a pre-conference tour of the Arboretum of Flagstaff followed by a welcome reception. Oct. 20 offers educational sessions in the morning, with an afternoon tour of local producers Zvida Growers, Arid Zone Trees and Greenfield Citrus.

On Oct. 21, attendees can gather more knowledge through research presentations, then tour Desert Tree Farm, Arizona Wholesale Growers and Desert Botanical Garden. The official event concludes with a reception and banquet featuring live music and a silent auction. Featured speaker is desert plants author and Starr Nursery proprietor Greg Starr. On Oct. 22 a post-conference tour provides the opportunity to experience the Sonoran Desert Museum.

This year’s slate of speakers features both growers and scientists, including Mike Evans of Tree of Life Nursery, Diego Martinez of Van Belle Nursery Inc., Abe Casillas of the Arizona Cannabis Society and Ursula Schuch of the University of Arizona. Presentation topics include disease management, parboiled rice hulls for weed control, commercial cannabis propagation, production and micropropagation of natives and more.

Additional highlights for the meeting include the popular poster sessions, trade show, New Plant Forum and Nuggets of Knowledge session.

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