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Production Technology Conference to Take Place Oct. 9-11
AmericanHort’s Production Technology Conference will take place in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 9-11. Registration is now open. The conference is for those who are interested in implementing new technologies to control input costs, reduce labor, improve crop quality and turn, and increase efficiencies.

New Handpicked for You® Website Launched
SynRGTM announced the launch of the new handpickedplants.com website. Consumers and industry alike can visit the website to view 2017 Handpicked for You® retailers, search more than 60 Tried and True plants, and learn more about the collaborative plant trial process behind the new Handpicked for You® plants. Consumers will benefit from a custom-designed plant search on the new website.  Gardeners can find the perfect Handpicked for You plant for their location by viewing curated plant collections designed for their lifestyle – such as plants that attract pollinators, are kid and pet friendly, or work well in smaller urban yards.  They can also locate plants that help solve particular needs, such as plants for privacy screening or erosion control, as well as being able to search by standard plant features such as height or zone.