MAY 2019
IPPS is a place for both newbies and experts to learn more about plant 
production  and propagation. Come in and find your seat!  

GREEN CAPITAL : Conference Program Reveal!

Win Dunwell, University of Kentucky, has been hard at work with his committee crafting a fantastic educational program for our Madison, WI conference to be held October 16-19, 2019. Topics include updates from breeding and introduction programs, growing natives, gravel gardens, insects in propagation, ecological land use decisions and a panel discussion on succession planning. Speakers include our keynote speaker Charlie Hall, Roy Diblik, Kris Bachtell, Gayle Suttle, Tom Buechel, Ben French and more. Check it out HERE.
Opportunity_ Just Ahead Green Road Sign with Copy Room Over The Dramatic Clouds and Sky.

Have a position to fill? Looking for a job in horticulture? IPPS-ER can help!

The IPPS-ER website boasts a new Job Opportunities page where IPPS members and representatives of their employers may submit position openings for posting. Get the submission details HERE .
Conference Tour: Seed Production, Retail, 2,000-acre Nursery
During the 2019 IPPS Eastern Region conference in Madison, WI you can sign up for behind-the-scenes tours to Jung Seed Company (propagation & production for 5 retail outlets), McKay Nursery Company (right, Wisconsin's largest nursery and only nationally certified through SANC) and end the day at beautiful 16-acre Olbrich Botanical Gardens (unique Thai Garden, hardy plants, conservation). 
More HERE.

After the tour on Friday, October 18th, enjoy dinner and our popular live auction at the Top of the Park, a striking 8th floor space  in our host hotel overlooking the Capitol Square and Madison's largest lakes.


  • Two $2,000 academic scholarships are being offered by the IPPS Eastern Region Foundation. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2019. More HERE.

  • Conference scholarships are available for students to attend the IPPS Eastern Region Conference in Madison, Wisconsin October 16-19, 2019. Application deadline is September 13, 2019. More HERE.


Dr. Charles E. Hess died on April 13, 2019, at his home in Davis, California. Jules Janick writes that Charley "had a brilliant career in horticulture research, university administration, and state, national, and international agricultural leadership." Hess joined IPPS in 1953 and went on to serve as International Editor and as President of the IPPS Eastern Region in 1969-70. He received the Region's highest honor, the Award of Merit in 1963. Our condolences to his family. More HERE