The 2023 Perennial Plant Association National Symposium will be July 24-28, 2023 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. With exciting tours, educational sessions, and networking opportunities, you’ll have the chance to explore botanical gardens, meet industry experts, and attend the unforgettable special events. With top-notch speakers, add-on tours, and a dinner at the Royal Botanical Gardens’ Rock Garden, this boutique symposium promises to be the ultimate gathering for perennial plant enthusiasts. Register now before the early bird deadline on June 14th.
Root Behaviour – From Propagation to the Field
A plants initial growth environment, whether it be a tray, container or field, will have significant impact on root quality well beyond propagation, affecting root structure, form and overall plant performance well into maturity. Where there are many products and approaches designed to enhance root growth; it is important to understand the basic principles of root behavior so as to inform proper management and maintenance.
Air pruning harnesses a plants inherent growth mechanisms to manage and maximize root growth. In this session, we will consider the use of air pruning with respect to the development of high quality root systems in woody perennials, highlighting key management features including growing media selection and management, watering and transplanting and upsizing across a plants lifecycle.
For more information:
2011 Spinks Drive
Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5, Canada
T: 519-322-1397 or 800-338-1136