The educational event, held in conjunction with the Florida Association of Native Nurseries’ inaugural Florida Native PlantShow, features three of Florida’s leading native wildflower researchers:
- · Dr. Hector Perez, a University of Florida seed biologist in Gainesville, who will present the results of his work and its relevance.
- · Dr. Mack Thetford, a University of Florida/IFAS faculty member at the West Florida Research & Education Center (Milton), who will talk about his collaboration with Dr. Sandra B. Wilson (University of Florida/IFAS, Indian River REC, Ft. Pierce) to develop 10 new native wildflower propagation protocols.
- · Dr. Jeff Norcini, who will present the science behind recommendations for establishing and managing native wildflower plantings.
For more information, contact Jeff Norcini at JNorcini@FlaWildflowers.org.