December 6, Buenos Aires

Great ornamental plant demonstration day

An abundance of colors, textures, and shapes are, among others, the main attractions of this event. On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, the Floricultural Institute of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology-INTA- (Buenos Aires, Argentina) opens its doors to the community for a demonstration of ornamental plants developed by researchers through the improvement of the country's native germplasm.

Currently, garden performance trials are a successful experience in the floral industry used to test and promote floriculture crops.

Thus, the Floricultural Institute evaluates the performance of new clones of Calibrachoa, Mecardonia, Glandularia, and Nierembergia by means of a feedback survey completed by event assistants according to their preferences related to visual qualities, plant architecture, and the number of flowers.

The main objective of this study is to measure the impact of the characteristics developed in these plants and promote native ornamental plants as a market product.

During the day, there will also be lectures on technologies for the floricultural sector by specialists. In addition, the advances achieved in research on green roofs and other important genera such as Tecoma, Handroanthus, Portulaca, Alstroemeria, and Seemannia will be demonstrated, and a collection of native ferns of the country will be exhibited.

This day is aimed at companies, students, municipalities, organizations, floricultural producers, professionals, and amateurs.

Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The meeting place is at:
N. Repetto and De Los Reseros St.
Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina
B1686

For more information:
Dr. Leticia Tombion
Floricultural Institute
tombion.leticia@inta.gob.ar
INTA Argentina


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