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Horticulture + Data = Better Gardens

From Google analytics to CompStat, we live in an era of big data. It’s not the size of the data set that matters, though; it’s what you do with it.

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7/9/17
Introduction to IrisBG: Advanced Collection Management Made Easy

A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection.

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7/9/17
A Compass for Progress in Plant Collections Management

The Plant Collections Network coordinates plant germplasm preservation and promotes excellence in plant collections management.

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7/9/17
Accepting and Embracing Plant Collection Donations

Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations.

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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
What Does It Mean to Do the Right Thing? Engaging with Ethics in Curatorial Decision Making

We are often faced with ethical quandaries in our professional lives, and charting the best course of action can be challenging.

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7/9/17
Sustainable International Collaborations: American Case Studies

Sustainable international collaborations involve a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship that is frequently unique to both institutions.

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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
The Plant Requisition System: Automating Data Entry for Plant Records Databases

Public garden living collections are dynamic and often the best efforts of plant recorders cannot keep pace with the volume of new arrivals, transplants, propagation, phenology observations, and removals.

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7/9/17
GMOs 101: An Introduction to History, Science, Impact, and Educational Strategies Relating to Plant Biotechnology

GM plants are the result of one of the most rapidly adopted plantbased technologies ever deployed. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of millions of people and billions of farm animals have been consuming products from these crops for more than 15 years.

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7/8/17

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