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Sarah Reichard Passes Away
Sarah Reichard, conservation and invasive plants specialist, University of Washington professor and director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, passed away August 30 while leading a garden tour in South Africa.
All-America Selections Honors Two Industry Achievers
All-America Selections honored two horticulture luminaries at their Awards Banquet, held this year at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin. The AAS Medallion of Honor was presented to Jim Nau of the Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, Illinois. The 2016 Breeder’s Cup Award recipient is Janika Eckert of Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Albion, Maine.
AIPH Expo Conference Information
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) will hold its International Horticultural Expo Conference on September 28 to 29 in Antalya, Turkey. The conference will take place at the Congress Centre and will include an expo tour alongside the conference.
$18,000 in Scholarships Being Awarded at SNA’s New SEGreen
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund has announced the names of 12 students from six southeastern universities chosen to receive academic scholarships this year. The presentations will take place August 31 during SEGreen 2016 in Athens, Georgia.
Integrated Pest Management Symposium
The North Carolina Arboretum, in conjunction with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, will host its sixth annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium on September 22 inside the Arboretum’s Education Center in Asheville. Participants who attend the full-day conference will also have the opportunity to receive pesticide credits and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The symposium will present information on management techniques that protect pollinators while offering alternatives to harmful pesticides. This year’s speaking panels will feature local growers who will discuss their IPM practices and offer guidance to attendees to help them develop or improve their integrated pest management programs.