AmericanHort announced that it will host a tour this fall of growing facilities in the Minneapolis region. The Field & Covered Production Tour, September 15-16, will combine classroom education and tours of nursery operations.

Tour stops include Bailey Nurseries, Bachman’s Nursery Wholesale Center, Gertens Greenhouses & Garden Center, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Bailey Nurseries, Newport, MN, has products distributed by more than 4,500 independent garden centers, landscapers, growers, and re-wholesalers.

Bachman’s Nursery Wholesale Center, Farmington, MN, started 30 years ago and has grown to be a provider of landscape plants and hardscape products for landscape professionals throughout the upper Midwest.

Gertens Greenhouses & Garden Center, Inver Grove Heights, MN, is a retail growing operation that provides selections of nursery stock, perennials, and annuals.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN, has more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods, and miles of trails.

Participants on the tour will gain a better understanding of industry trends, have an opportunity to learn best practices, and make valuable industry connections.

The classroom portion of the two-day event will provide the latest information on neonicotinoids and pollinator health; rack loads vs floor/deck stack loads; lighting, CO2, and temperature; community gravel beds to diversify urban forests; and an update on research projects affecting the horticulture industry.

Information about the event, tour locations, and registration information is available here.