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    Welcome to the IPPS Eastern Region!

    Our mission is to provide a forum for education and information exchange among plant professionals. Our vision is to be recognized as the premier resource for ornamental plant production information and education.

    • Sharpen Your Focus with IPPS: Registration Now Open!

      One of the many spectacular specimens at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, a conference tour stop.

      Join us in Cincinnati, Ohio from September 25-28, 2015 for the 65th Annual Meeting of the IPPS Eastern Region.  Registration for this highly anticipated plant production conference is now open and early registrants have a chance to win BIG!  Register by August 10th to be eligible to win an iPad Air 2! (16GB WiFi tablet, valued at $500+).  Register by August 24th to win one of two $100 gift cards for the Moerlein Lager House near our hotel in downtown Cincinnati.    Don’t miss your chance to learn from nationally recognized speakers, tour successful nurseries and spectacular botanic collections and have a great time with fellow plant enthusiasts!  Click on the “Meetings” tab at the top of this page for complete conference information.

      OR click HERE to download the Registration Form.


    • IPPS Area Meeting at McKay Nursery: July 16, 2015

      You are invited to spend a day learning from those in the know, touring 118-year-old McKay Nursery in Waterloo, Wisconsin and networking with other green industry professionals.  Morning talk topics include juvenility in plants, propagation and production of native Wisconsin oaks, micropropagation,  insects in the nursery and perennial branding.  After lunch you will learn about McKay’s unique cover crop of radishes as well as tour their field grown ornamental and container plants.   MORE…

      Thanks to our sponsors:  McKay Nursery, Knight Hollow Nursery, Evergreen Nursery, Midwest Groundcovers, W & E Radtke and Johnson’s Nursery!

    • February Newsletter

      February 2015

      • Cincinnati Conference Tour
      • Algae in Propagation
      • Papers from 2014 Regional Conferences Available
      • Membership Brochure available to download

      Check out past issues of our newsletter here.

    • Sharpen Your Focus with IPPS!

      Fall color at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

      It’s not too early to start planning to attend the 65th Annual Conference of the IPPS Eastern Region which is shaping up to be a great one.  We will meet in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio from September 25-28, 2015.    Click HERE for a conference overview including tour stops and general session themes.  Click on the “Meetings” tab at the top of this page for additional information including sponsorship options.   It’s going to be a “can’t miss” year!

    • IPPS Membership Brochure Available

      Thanks to the efforts of Shelby French and the members of the IPPS Eastern Region Publicity and Membership Committees, we have a new membership brochure that can be used to help spread the word about IPPS.  Consider printing off a supply to have on hand in your office, to distribute to customers or to display at your trade show booth.  Please note that this tri-fold brochure must be printed on a machine that has the capability to print double-sided.  Click HERE to download the file.

    • IPPS China Initiative

      International Directors of the IPPS visited China during November 2014 to investigate the possibility of establishing an IPPS China Region and learn more about the pace of change within horticulture in China. The group visited various nurseries and garden centers in  the Shanghai and Hangzhou area as guests of the Nursery Stock Branch of the China Flower Association and other regional businesses.

      IPPS board members were welcomed by some of China’s leading industry figures. The idea of  seeking and sharing knowledge was welcomed with interest and enthusiasm. Officials of the  Nursery Stock Branch of the China Flower Association will assist  IPPS with the initial arrangements and formalities to pave the way for individuals in China’s plant production industry  to join the global plant production knowledge network of IPPS.

      The IPPS is looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship of sharing plant production knowledge with members of the Chinese horticultural industry.  Check out the fascinating images of the nursery industry taken and organized by Eastern Region International Delegate Bob Geneve:  HERE

    • Peggy Walsh Craig elected Eastern Region President

      Peggy Walsh Craig assumed the role of IPPS Eastern Region President following the September conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Peggy graduated from the University of Guelph with a diploma in horticulture in the mid-70s. Stints ensued at wholesale nurseries, a horticultural therapy project and with the Royal Botanical Gardens in southern Ontario over the following 15 years. Peggy joined IPPS in 1977. She is currently Managing Director of Plant Watch, which monitors patent and trademark compliance in the US for Spring Meadow Nursery, Bailey Nurseries, The Conard-Pyle Company and Plant Development Services, Inc.  Read more…

    • Brian Decker Named a Fellow of the Eastern Region

      The 2014 recipient of the IPPS Eastern Region’s Fellow Award is Brian Decker, President of Decker’s Nursery in Groveport, Ohio. The Fellow Award is presented to members who exhibit exemplary service to the Society and to the advancement of the field of propagation and production. The announcement was made at the 64th Annual Meeting of the IPPS Eastern Region in Niagara Falls September 18th.  Read more…

    • Dr. Robert Geneve Receives Region’s Top Honor

      Dr. Robert Geneve, left, with Dr. Paul Cappiello, Recognition Committee Chair

      Dr. Robert Geneve, University of Kentucky Horticulture Professor, has received the 2014 IPPS Eastern Region Award of Merit, the organization’s highest honor. One member from the Eastern Region is selected each year for significant contributions to the field of plant production and/or extraordinary service to the Society. The announcement on September 18th brought conference attendees to their feet for a standing ovation at the 64th annual meeting of the IPPS Eastern Region held in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  Read more…

    • New York Botanical Garden Hosts Area Meeting: October 24, 2014

      You are invited to spend a day listening to plant production specialists, connecting with green industry professionals and touring America’s premier urban garden. Join us on Friday, October 24th at the New York Botanical Garden – just in time for an insider tour of the special exhibition Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden!

      Registration includes admission, parking, morning coffee and lunch.  Discounted rate for IPPS members and students.  Special offer for non-members:  attend this meeting FREE if you join IPPS!  Click HERE for the program, registration form and more!

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