Nursery, landscape conference set for Dec. 5 in Baton Rouge

Richard Bogren, Owings, Allen D.  |  11/9/2013 2:28:18 AM

News Release Distributed 11/08/13

BATON ROUGE, La. – A plant materials conference for Louisiana nursery, landscape and garden center professionals has been set for Dec. 5 at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden in Baton Rouge.

Presented by the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association, the program will feature a variety of presentations by LSU AgCenter experts and industry professionals, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.

The program will include a review of new plants in the Southern Living Plant Collection and other industry providers, an update on Louisiana Super Plants, vegetables to consider for garden center sales and plant evaluations from the AgCenter. Other presentations will feature figs, caladiums, crape myrtles and hostas.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the conference will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Registration is $30 per person, and attendance is limited to the first 70 individuals with paid registrations.

More information and registration forms are available from Owings at 985-543-4125 or 225-603-8096 (cell) or aowings@agcenter.lsu.edu.

The Botanic Gardens at Burden are located off Interstate 10 at 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge.

Rick Bogren

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