LSU AgCenters Poinsettia Open House Set For Dec. 9-10

Patricia C. Branch  |  4/26/2005 8:28:46 PM

News Release Distributed 11/19/04

The LSU AgCenter has scheduled its 2004 Poinsettia Open House for Dec. 9-10 on the campus in Baton Rouge.

The annual event provides poinsettia growers and the public with an opportunity to view some of the latest poinsettia varieties and to see results of LSU AgCenter research with the plants.

The open house will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dec. 9 and from 9 a.m. until noon Dec. 10 in the Nelson Memorial Building adjacent to the Parker Agricultural Coliseum on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.

"More than 90 poinsettia varieties from five major suppliers are being evaluated this year," said LSU AgCenter horticulture research associate Patricia Branch. "Over the past five to 10 years, many new varieties have entered the market – including plants with new foliage characteristics, bract colors and improved growth characteristics."

Branch points out that poinsettias remain one of the top greenhouse-grown floricultural crops produced in the United States, and approximately 100 Louisiana growers produce about a million or so poinsettia plants each year.

For additional information about this year’s poinsettia open house, contact Branch at (225) 578-1041 or pbranch@agcenter.lsu.edu

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Contact: Patricia Branch at (225) 578-1041 or pbranch@agcenter.lsu.edu.  

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