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2014 Cornell Floriculture
August 5, 2014
What's Trending in Horticulture?
Find out at the Cornell Floriculture Field Day
Tues., August 5, 2014 at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Cornell's annual Floriculture Field Day will focus on exposing greenhouse growers, retailers, and landscapers to new trends, what's hot, and thinking outside the window box to attract more business.
The day will begin with a morning educational program. Zach Pickens, (urban farmer at the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center, NYC) will present on his experience with urban vegetable production using a novel moveable crate system. Ellen Wells of Green Profit Magazine will present "Buzz Live" on the latest garden center retail trends. Tim Spencer, Flower Product Manager at American Takii, will present on the trends and techniques for breeding and selection ornamental seed varieties. (See flyer for full program line-up.)
Lunch and the afternoon program will take place outdoors at the Bluegrass Lane annual and perennial trials facility. Participants can attend guided tours of the flower beds to see how new annuals are performing in the landscape. New for this year, will be a garden bed devoted to culinary herbs and other edibles. The Kathy Pufahl Container Design competition will also be held in conjunction with Field Day and winning containers will be announced following lunch. The afternoon program will conclude with an ice cream social.
Visitors to Ithaca may also be interested in attending the IPM In-Depth program to be held the previous day. The In-Depth will include hands-on exercises covering timely insect, disease, and plant culture topics, with a special session on greenhouse lighting.
Rain or shine we'll see you there!
2014 Kathy Pufahl Container Competition:
Claim your spot as one of the best container designers in the state and help us raise funds for IBD research at Mount Sinai Hospital in honor of Kathy Pufahl!
Individual entries will be $25 per container. Categories:
All proceeds will go directly to IBD research at Mt. Sinai Hospital, to help ensure a bright future for Kathy's daughter and others like her who have Crohn's disease. For more information about the competition, contact: Karen Hall, 716-941-3502 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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