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Beautiful Gardens Begin with Healthy Soil: Soil Quality Assessment and Care as Management Tools

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.

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7/9/17
Beyond the Three Sisters Garden: Indigenous Communities and Public Gardens in Dialogue

Many indigenous communities are seeking new ways to support their cultural heritage, improve health, and reconnect to the land.

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7/9/17
The Triumphs and Tribulations of Trialing: All-America Selections and Beyond

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.

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7/9/17
Student Presentations

Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this session is devoted exclusively to having the future leaders of public horticulture share their latest research findings.

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9/26/16
Using Living Collections as an Unparalleled Resource for Research in Plant Conservation

Botanical gardens and their living collections have unique but underutilized resources for plant biology research.

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9/24/16
Beyond Lists & Labels: Integrating Data for Curation & Research

Digitization, integration, and optimization of collections data can pay dividends across the board from management efficiency to innovative research activity.

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9/24/16
The Ecological Landscape & “Nativars”: Evaluating Pollinator Preferences/Values of Native Phlox Species & Cultivars

Native cultivars (“nativars”) are being developed at a rapid pace by the nursery trade.

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9/24/16
Benchmarking Collections Case Study, Orchids

Why Benchmark Plant Collections?

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11/18/15
Strengthening the Conservation Value of Ex Situ Tree Collections

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.

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10/26/15

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