For a fairly complete list of all national and some international events see Ball Publishing's Hort Calendar

2018 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference. January 8-9, 2018. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY.Contact: John Strang, 859.257.5685; mobile, 859.396.9311; e-mail, jstrang@uky.edu  Scroll down Fruit Facts newsletter for program.

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) before the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) 2018. January 8-9, 2018. Baltimore Convention Center. Contact: the Southern Nursery Association, Inc., PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101, 678.809.9992; e-mail,; url,

MANTS 2018 (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show). January 10-12, 2018. Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Contact: Contact: MANTS®, P.O. Box 818, Brooklandville, MD 21022; 800.431.0066; Fax, 410.296.8288; e-mail,; url,

MGIX – Midwest Green Industry Experience. January 15-17, 2018. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH. Contact: url,

2018 Western: Plants with Purpose™.  January 17-19, 2018.   Crown Center Exhibit Hall, Kansas City. Contact:

 Kentucky Nursery & Landscape Association (KNLA) Spring Training & Showplace. January 24-25, 2018. Ramada Plaza Louisville Hotel and Conference Center, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway Louisville KY 40299. Contact: PO Box 5006, Frankfort, KY 40602; 502.330.8300; E-mail,; url,

Professional Landscape Management School. January 25-26, 2018. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN. Contact: Larry Caplan; e-mail, ; url,

Tri-State Green Industry Conference, February 1, 2018. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH  45246. Contact: Julie Crook, 513.946.8998; e-mail, ; url,

Southern Region ASHS/Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS). February 2-6, 2018. Jacksonville, FL. Contact:  David W. Reed, Secr/Treas 979.458.0710; e-mail, ; registration url,

Central Kentucky Ornamental & Turf Association (CKOTA) 37th Horticulture Conference. February 8, 2018. Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, ​(formerly 1140 ​Red Mile Place), Lexington, KY. Contact:

National Farm Machinery Show.  February 14-17, 2018. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40209. Contact: NFMS, P.O. Box 37130 Louisville, KY 40233-7130; 502.367.5004; url,

Kentucky 41st Annual Turf and Landscape Management Short Course. February 20-22, 2018. Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville, KY. Contact:  859.231.0662; e-mail,; url,

Kentucky Arborists’ Association 2018 Annual Confernce(KAA, Kentucky Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture). February 22-23, 2018. Four Points Sheraton, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Laura Lambert, ; url, or

9th International IPM Symposium: Improving Health, Environment and Global Stability. March 19-22, 2018. Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Contact: Michelle Marquart, Symposium Coordinator; 217.244.8174; e-mail:; url,

Louisville Nursery Association (LNA). March 20, 2018, 5:30 pm ET. TenBarge Seed,, 3112 Reas Lane, New Albany, KY 47150. RSVP/Contact: Matt Bizzell,

The California Spring Trials. April 14-19, 2018. Many sites and plant companies see:

2018 Native Plants in the Landscape Conference @ Millersville.  June 6-9, 2018. Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Contact: Wendy (Conference Coordinator) at  or Sandy (Registration) at; url,

Louisville Nursery Association (LNA).  June 20, 2018, 5:30 pm ET. Nortons Commons,, 10712 Meeting Street, Prospect, KY 40059. RSVP/Contact: Matt Bizzell,

UK Turf Field Day and Introduction of Dr. Travis Shaddox. July 12, 2018. A.J. Powell Turf Research Center, Ironworks Pike, Lexington, KY. Contact: 859.231.0662; e-mail, ; url,

Cultivate 2018. July 14 - 17, 2018. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio.  Contact: 614.487.1117; e-mail,; url,

35th Annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference! July 18-21, 2018. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.  Contact:  828.227.7397; e-mail, ; url,

Perennial Plant Symposium.  July 30-August 3, 2018. Raleigh, NC. Contact: Perennial Plant Assoc. Exec. Dir., Shawn Swearingen, 202.591.2470, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20045; e-mail,; url,

ASHS 2018 Annual Conference.  July 31–August 3, 2018. The Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC. Contact: ASHS, 113 South West Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-2851; 703.836.4606; fax, 703.836.2024; url,

2018 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show.  Pre-Conference August 3-5, 2018: Conference and Trade Show August 5-8, 2018.  Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-2099. Contact: 217.355. 9411;  e-mail, url,

Louisville Nursery Association (LNA). August 8, 2018, 5:30 pm ET. The Parklands at Broad Run Park, 11551 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291; Directions,  RSVP/Contact: Matt Bizzell,

EcoStream: Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference. August 13-16, 2018. Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville, NC. Contact:

Kentucky Nursery & Landscape Association (KNLA) Summer Retreat - Leadership Forum and Marketplace. September 13, 2018. CityPlace, LaGrange, KY. Contact: Executive Director, Tammy Carey, e-mail,; url,

International Plant Propagator's Society Tour hosted by the Eastern Region. September 11-22, 2018. New York, Long Island, & New Jersey to Newark, Delaware. Contact: Paul Cappiello, or Margot Bridgen, IPPS Executive Secretary/Treasurer, 1700 North Parish Dr., Southold, NY 11971; 631.765.9638; Fax, 631.765.9648; e-mail, ; url,

Eastern Region International Plant Propagator’s Society (IPPS-ENA).  September 23-26, 2018. Newark, Delaware. Contact: Margot Bridgen, IPPS Executive Secretary/Treasurer, 1700 North Parish Dr., Southold, NY 11971; 631.765.9638; Fax, 631.765.9648; e-mail, ; url,

Louisville Nursery Association (LNA). October 17, 2018. Earl Thieneman Greenhouses,  12704 Old Henry Road, Louisville, KY 40233. RSVP/Contact: Matt Bizzell,

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and Expo. October 19-22, 2018. Philadelphia, PA.  Contact: 847. 996.5829, e-mail,; url,

International Plant Propagators' Society Southern Region of North America 43rd Annual Meeting. October 20, 2018 - October 24, 2018. The Read House Historic Inn & Suite, The Read House, 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Contact: