For a fairly complete list of all national and some international events see Ball Publishing's Hort Calendar

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) before the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) 2019. January 7-8, 2019. Baltimore Convention Center. Contact: the Southern Nursery Association, Inc., PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101, 678.809.9992; e-mail,;  url,

2019 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference. January 7-8, 2019. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY. Contact: John Strang, 859.257.5685; mobile, 859.396.9311; e-mail, , url,

MANTS 2019 (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show). January 9-11, 2019. Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Contact: MANTS®, P.O. Box 818, Brooklandville, MD 21022; 800.431.0066; Fax, 410.296.8288; e-mail,; url,

KNLA’s Winter Educational Outing & Expo- January 23-24, 2019. Holiday Inn Louisville East - Hurstbourne1325 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40223. Contact:;

National Farm Machinery Show. February 13-16, 2019. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40209. Contact: NFMS, P.O. Box 37130 Louisville, KY 40233-7130; 502.367.5004; url,

42nd Annual UK Turf and Landscape Management Short Course.  February 19-21, 2019. Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville, KY. Contact:

2019 Kentucky Arborists Association (KAA) Annual Conference February 21 & 22, 2019 The Enrichment Center, Boone County, KY.  Contact: Laura Lambert, President, 502-523-0768; KAA, P.O. Box 436424, Louisville, KY 40253; or ; url,

Louisville Nursery Association (LNA). March 20, 2019: 1730 ET. Advanced Turf Solutions, 2360 Ampere Dr, Louisville, KY 40299. RSVP/Contact: Matt Bizzell,

The California Spring Trials. March 23-27, 2019. Many sites and plant companies see:

Louisville Nursery Association (LNA). May 15, 2019: 1730 ET. Ridge Wholesale Nursery Co., 16200 Frahlich Ln, Louisville, KY 40299. RSVP/Contact: Matt Bizzell,

ISHS IX International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops. Matera, Italy. June 17-20, 2019. Hashtag: #irrigation2019. Contacts: Dr. Bartolomeo Dichio, (39)08351971422, e-mail, and Prof. Cristos Xiloyannis,  (39)08351971416, (39)0971205378; e-mail,; url,  Conference e-mail,

ISHS III International Symposium on Growing Media, Composting and Substrate Analysis. Milan, Italy. June 24-28, 2019.  Hashtag; #SusGro2019. Contacts: Dr. Patrizia Zaccheo,  (39)0250316536; e-mail, & Dr. Costantino Cattivello, (39)0432529241, (39)0432529273; e-mail,  & Dr. Francesco Giuffrida, (39)095234323, (39)095234329; e-mail,; url,

Kentucky Turfgrass Field Day & Trade Show. July 11, 2019.  A. J. Powell, Jr. Turf Research Center, 3250 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511. Contact:  UK Turf Science; 859.231.0662; e-mail,; url,

Cultivate'19. July 13 – 16, 2019. Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: 614.487.1117; e-mail, or ; url,

35th Annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference! July 17-20, 2019. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. Contact: 828.227.7397; e-mail, ; url,

ASHS 2019 Annual Conference.  July 22–25, 2019. The Tropicana Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: ASHS, 113 South West Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-2851; 703.836.4606; fax, 703.836.2024; url,

Perennial Plant Symposium.  July 29 - August 2, 2019.  Chicago, IL.  Contact: Perennial Plant Assoc. Exec. Dir., Shawn Swearingen, 202.591.2470, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20045; e-mail, ; url,

2019 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show. Pre-Conference:  August 9–11, 2019; Conference and Trade Show: August 11–14, 2019. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37903. Contact:

Louisville Nursery Association (LNA). August 10, 2019.  The Parklands. RSVP/Contact: Matt Bizzell,

Plant Trials Day Symposium. August 29, 2019. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanic Gardens, Schott Education Building, Frisch’s Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Contact: for handicapped parking

KNLA Summer Outing. Gheens Foundation Lodge at Beckley Creek Park. September 5, 2019. Contact: Tammy Carey, Exec. Dir.; e-mail, ; url,

Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes.  October 7-10, 2019. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanic Gardens Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact:  Organizers Michigan State University and North Carolina State University;

Louisville Nursery Association (LNA). October 9, 2019. Action Landscape, Lovers Lane Location. 1730 ET. RSVP/Contact: Matt Bizzell,

International Plant Propagators' Society Southern Region of North America 43rd Annual Meeting. October 12-16, 2019. Crown Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Contact:

Eastern Region International Plant Propagator’s Society (IPPS-ENA).  October 16-19, 2019. Madison,  Wisconsin. Contact: Margot Bridgen, IPPS Executive Secretary/Treasurer, 1700 North Parish Dr., Southold, NY 11971; 631.765.9638; Fax, 631.765.9648; e-mail, ; url,

Cleaning Irrigation Pipes in Greenhouses and Nurseries webinar presented by Dr. Rosa Raudales. October 17, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Register for this free webinar at Contact: Jim Owen, Hampton Roads Agr Res & Ext Ctr, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA  23455; cell, 757.374.8153; tel, 757.363.3904; e-mail,

Native Plant Symposium. November 9, 2019. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanic Gardens, Schott Education Building, Frisch’s Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact:  for handicapped parking

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and Expo. November 15-18, 2019. San Diego, California.  Contact: 847. 996.5829, e-mail,; url,