Monday, February 25, 2013

We're ‘Putting Wildflower Research to Work’

“Putting Wildflower Research to Work,” a mini-symposium to be held April 4, will provide nursery and landscape professionals with an overview of science-based information on seed germination and storage, propagation methods, and establishment and management of native wildflower plantings. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at Osceola Heritage Park, 1901 Chief Osceola Trail, Kissimmee.

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.
The cost to attend the event is $25. To pre-register by March 28, please click here. Limited registration will be available at the door (cash or check only).

For more information, contact Jeff Norcini at JNorcini@FlaWildflowers.org.

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