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Beautiful gardens begin with healthy soil. The concept of soil quality is the capacity of soil to provide key functions and is measured using a variety of biological, chemical, and physical properties and processes.
Many indigenous communities are seeking new ways to support their cultural heritage, improve health, and reconnect to the land.
A well-developed trialing program can benefit a public garden, its visitors, and the horticulture industry as a whole. Successful plants with proven performance create beautiful displays that engage the public and showcase the living landscape.
Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this session is devoted exclusively to having the future leaders of public horticulture share their latest research findings.
Botanical gardens and their living collections have unique but underutilized resources for plant biology research.
Digitization, integration, and optimization of collections data can pay dividends across the board from management efficiency to innovative research activity.
Native cultivars (“nativars”) are being developed at a rapid pace by the nursery trade.
With 10% of trees (>8,000 species) threatened with extinction there is an urgent need for botanical gardens to protect threatened trees in dedicated conservation collections.