AgCenter plans July 22 horticulture field day in Hammond

(07/07/22) HAMMOND, La. — The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station will host its annual field day for green industry professionals July 22.

“This is a perfect opportunity for all of our nursery and landscape professionals to visit the station and see all the ongoing research and the warm-season trials,” said Jeb Fields, assistant research coordinator.

The station, located at 21549 Old Covington Highway in Hammond, will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration, coffee and snacks. Tours of the trial gardens and research presentations will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until lunchtime.

A free meal provided by the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association will be served to all attendees.

In addition to showing off Louisiana Super Plants, Plants with Potential and other top-performing plants, scientists and extension faculty will speak about the following topics:

— Soilless substrates.

— Nursery labor.

— Fertilizer efficiency.

— Groundcovers.

— Boxwood dieback.

— Water treatment.

— Tea production.

— Citrus production.

After lunch, the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association will hold a panel discussion focusing on current industry issues. Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, will be a guest speaker.

Landscape architects who attend the entire program can receive up to five continuing education credits (CEUs).

Anyone planning to attend is asked to register in advance by visiting For those unable to make it to the program in person, virtual field day content will be available at

For more information, call the station office at 985-543-4125 or email Fields at

7/7/2022 3:20:54 PM
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