The most highly respected organization of nurserymen in the southern United States of America is offering three awards for original research results pertaining to the production of horticultural crops in the southern USA. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in any university, junior, community, or four-year colleges are eligible. Three students will be selected to present oral presentations and four students for poster presentations at the meeting. In past years, the students have reported on many aspects of horticulture – macro and micropropagation, rooting hormones, new substrates, herbicide movement in runoff water, and weed control in nursery production.
This year we will use the same guidelines and deadlines as our prior on-site competition, but the students will present their posters and papers using the ZOOM platform. Three awards, $500, $250, and $150 will be given to first, second, and third-place papers, respectively. This is a great opportunity for students to present their research and meet many of the leading growers in the Southeast. In addition, three student papers will be selected to present a poster in an online poster session. Winners will be announced during the Southern Region Annual Meeting in Mobile, AL and a pre-recorded special announcement through IPPS SR YouTube.