The 2018 proceedings includes ten sections of the latest horticultural research on Container Grown Plant Production, Entomology, Field Production, Floriculture, Landscape, Pathology and Nematology, Plant Breeding and Evaluation, Propagation, Water Management, and Economics and Marketing. Titles were presented by 65 authors from nine states and Mexico. A complete list of titles and authors can be found in the Covers and Introduction section, page viii and ix.
The annual publication SNA Research Conference Proceedings, from 1991 to 2018, is available on the SNA website at www.sna.org in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing, printing, or downloading (27 years and 3,101 titles comprised of 12,184 pages). When downloaded, the PDF file is searchable.
The SNA Research Conference, which began in 1956, provides a forum for horticultural researchers to communicate relevant and recent research findings to the industry. Its origin cannot be traced to any one individual, but the roots were planted by several SNA board members that recognized the need to consolidate duplicate research programs throughout the region. From an informal effort of compiling papers gathered from several horticultural research centers and assembled and printed, this two-day conference is held annually and has become world-renowned for quality research. Participants are the top horticultural research and educational leaders from across the county. Hundreds of topics in thirteen categories are shared in presentations that run approximately seven minutes each. A printed agenda and the conference format permits selection of research topics of special interest for those interested in attending. All industry members are invited to attend.
Founded in 1899, the Southern Nursery Association is a non-profit trade association representing the horticultural industry in the southeastern U.S. SNA provides member services to wholesale growers, brokers, retailers, landscape contractors, landscape architects, grounds maintenance contractors, interiorscapers and allied suppliers. The SNA strives to unite and advance the horticulture industry through educational, research and marketing efforts.