North American Summit 2020
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The International Board presented Alan Jones with the Chairman's Award for his dedicated service to IPPS
10 Grower Good Ideas: Alex Verbinnen, Verbinnen's Nursery, Ontario, Canada Verbinnen’s Nursery is a propagator and grower of native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants located in Southern Ontario. Alex Verbinnen will be sharing ten ideas Verbinnen’s Nursery has adopted which have been successful. He will present on a variety of different methods, systems, and equipment solutions.
Tour Evergreen Nursery Company, Wisconsin, USA Tour led by Ron Amos Evergreen Nursery Company, founded in 1864, produces more than three million liners a year. Evergreens are grown from seed and hardwood cuttings. Birch liners are propagated using many different methods including seed, cuttings and micro propagation. Deciduous shrub liners come from softwood and hardwood cuttings and micro propagation. They also grow hundreds of thousands of cranberry plant liners each year in plugs from hardwood cuttings. Currently Evergreen Nursery is home to nearly 30 full time employees. Last year they delivered nursery stock to 27 states and Canada.
Executing Change Amid Crisis Terri McEnaney, Bailey Nurseries, Inc., Minnesota, USA Just as IPPS is far more than propagation, Bailey Nurseries has a diverse business. President of Bailey Nurseries, Inc., Terri McEnaney will provide a tour of the nursery and speak on "Executing Change Amid Crisis." As the pandemic has changed our industry, McEnaney will share Bailey Nurseries' outlook for the future and some of the things they are doing to re-imagine its strategies, how it connects with customers, strengthen its partnerships, further engage its employees, and identify and execute change with the many opportunities that are out there today.
Tips and Tricks for Propagating Diffifficult to Root Species Dr. David Creech, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas, USA A lifetime of sticking a wide range of woody and herbaceous cuttings condensed into twenty minutes. Every batch of cuttings is a brand-new story and a myriad of variables influence successful rooting. Time of year, hormones (powder, solution, or gel), mist propagation, bottom heat, heated mist, substrate drainage, light (intensity and photoperiod) and the character of each cutting is a determinant. For difficult to root species, the best propagators are constantly experimenting to find the correct timing and protocol that leads to successful rooting.
Tour of the Dirr Garden and Premier Introductions, Inc. Best Performers and Those to Come Dr. Michael Dirr, Chestnut Oak Farm and Premier Introductions, Inc., Georgia, USA Legendary plantsman Dr. Michael Dirr shares insights on new plants from his home garden and breeding facility, Premier Introductions, Inc. This informative tour will inspire everyone to look for new varieties to grow in the seasons to come.
Charlie Parkerson Student Research Competition The most highly respected organization of nurserymen in the southern United States of America is offering three awards for original research results pertinent to the production of horticultural crops in the southern USA
Tour of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery, Oregon, USA Tour led by Guy Meacham, Product Development Manager
Tour the Denver Botanic Garden Steppe Collection, Colorado, USA Tour led by Mike Bone, Curator of the Steppe Collection
Pollination in Indigenous Orchid Species, Nagaland Region of India Prof. Sunil Chaturvedi
Studies on Mangrove Trees and Biotechnology Dr. Prakash Kumar
Tour of The Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, Washington, USA Tour led by Richie Steffen, Executive Director
Tour Rajat Biotech India Tissue Culture Lab, India Tour led by Vinod Kumar The Rajat Biotech India tissue culture lab produces fruit trees for the Himalayan Belt.
2020 recipient: Gene Blythe This prestigious award is presented by the Directors of the International Board with gratitude to acknowledge exceptional and distinguished service to the Society and its members. IPPS honors an active member of the Society at the conference of the Region hosting the International Tour and International Board of Director’s meeting each year.
Air-Pruning, trays and trees: what's it all about?
by Dr. Darby McGarth
1. What is a "high quality" tree root system?
2. When does coarse root development start?
3. What types of trays/features help us achieve high quality root systems?
4. Why do roots grow the way they do in close-walled containers vs air-exposed containers?