LSU AgCenters Poinsettia Open House Set For Dec. 8

Jeff Kuehny, Bogren, Richard C.  |  11/17/2006 3:13:19 AM

LSU AgCenter horticulture professor Dr. Jeff Kuehny selects specimens to be displayed at last year’s annual AgCenter Poinsettia Open House.

News Release Distributed 11/16/06

This event was canceled after this release was issued. It will not be held this year.

The LSU AgCenter’s 2006 Poinsettia Open House is set for Dec. 8 at its Burden Center in Baton Rouge.

The annual event, which 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, will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Ione E. Burden Conference Center. Attendance is free and open to the public.

The open house will feature 70 poinsettia varieties from Paul Ecke Ranch, Fischer USA, Dummen, First Class Selecta and Ogelvee, said Dr. Jeff Kuehny, a horticulturist with the LSU AgCenter. The open house also will feature research results from a fertilization and post-harvest study that will be of interest to growers.

Kuehny and LSU AgCenter research associate Wanda Ellis will present a program focusing on new varieties and the care and selection of poinsettias at 11 a.m. as part of the open house.

In addition, the public will have opportunities to "vote" on preferences for new varieties as well as to purchase some of the plants used in the research program.

For additional information on this year’s open house, contact Kuehny at (225) 578-2158 or jkuehny@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Contact: Jeff Kuehny at (225) 578-2158 or jkuehny@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Rick Bogren at (225) 578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu

This event was canceled after this release was issued. It will not be held this year.

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