Who are the members of the Nursery Crop Extension Research Team?

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Nursery Extension Research Team


Our YouTube channel boasts almost 250,000 views and nearly 500 subscribers.

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New Grower Resources

If you are new to the nursery industry you may find the information here very helpful.

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New Grower Resources


KYNURSERIES-L subscribers include Kentucky nursery wholesalers, retailers, landscapers, and extension personnel. The purpose is to discuss issues related to the nursery industry in Kentucky.

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Life Cycle Assessment

(LCA) is a tool to study horticultural crop production systems, horticultural services and individual components on environmental impacts such as the carbon footprint.

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Upcoming Events

FARWEST 2021.  August 18-20, 2021. Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232. Contact:

Perennial Plant Association Pop-Ups:
August 26, 2021 Walter’s Gardens, Zeeland, MI
September 9, 2021 Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, PA
September 16, 2021 Hoffman’s Nursery, Rougemont, NC

KNLA’s Summer Outing & Expo. Tentative, September 2, 2021. Riverfarm Nursery, 2901 N Buckeye Lane, Goshen, KY 40026, Louisville, KY 40223. Contact: Melanie Fransen, Director; P.O. Box 5006, Frankfort, KY 40602; 502.330.8300; 

UK Cut Flower Virtual Short Course 3: Growing in Structures. September 20, 2021. Contact: Alexis Sheffield; e-mail,  or Kristin Hildabrand, e-mail,

Eastern Region International Plant Propagators’ Society (IPPS-ENA) Conference: September 29 – October 1, 2021. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532.  Contact: Stephanie Stockton, IPPS Executive Secretary/Treasurer; e-mail,; url,

Southern Region International Plant Propagators’ Society October 23-27, 2021: Mobile, AL. Contact: Donna Foster,  803.743.4284; 4661 Crystal Dr. Columbia, SC 29206;

International Society of Arborists (ISA) Conference and Trade Show. December 13-16, 2021. Contacts: 270 Peachtree St NW, Suite 1900, Atlanta GA 30303; 678.367.0981; url,

KNLA’s Winter Educational Outing & Expo. Tentative, January 24-26, 2022.  Hardin County Extension Office, 111 Opportunity Way, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-9370 (ignor the map as that will take you to the same address in Lexington). Contact: Melanie Fransen, Director; P.O. Box 5006, Frankfort, KY 40602; 502.330.8300;