OSU Annuals Trial Open Houses
OSU’s Annual Trial Garden is where YOU can get info on annuals to include in your sales plans. We at the OSU Annuals Trials, will have a couple of open houses for you to evaluate the performance of numerous plants in ground beds, containers in the sun and shade, and hanging baskets.
Growers, independent garden center buyers, landscape designers, and installers are encouraged to visit and take note of the new varieties being grown. You can also observe and study the different growth habits, tolerances, and visual characteristics of the many different varieties that have been put on display. In addition, 2014’s trial celebrates the “Year of the Phlox.” Attendees will have access to the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center’s Phlox collection, displays, and research. On top of that, visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy the newly inaugurated Howlett hall “green roof”.
OCNT, Landscape Industry Certified, and pesticide credits will be available. OSU’s Annual Trial Garden is where YOU can get info on annuals to include in your sales plans. A wide variety of annual plant material will be presented so industry professionals can evaluate and note those that have commercial application in Ohio.
Speakers that day include:
• Mr. Dean Bemis (Syngenta), “Annuals you Should Know & Use”
• Dr. Luis Cañas (OSU Department of Entomology), “Alternatives to Manage Insects on Ornamental Plants for Home Owners”
• Dr. Claudio Pasian (OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science), “Sanitation, Key to Headaches Prevention”
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Claudio Pasian
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science