The Pryor Times

December 26, 2013

Horticulture show coming to Tulsa


PRYOR, OK — Pryor Times



Oklahoma State University, together with the University of Arkansas, will sponsor the 33rd Annual Oklahoma and Arkansas Horticulture Industries Show (HIS). Both gardening professionals and enthusiasts should mark their calendars for this two-day event slated Jan. 10 and 11, 2014, at the Tulsa Community College, Northeast Campus, 3727 E. Apache, Tulsa. The theme of the meeting is “Improving Your Production Toolbox.”

The HIS has consistently provided growers and the public with the latest information on vegetables, fruit, Christmas trees, farmers market crops and public gardening issues. The public and growers from Arkansas, Oklahoma and surrounding states are welcome to attend.

Advance registration is $50 for both days or $35 for one day. A spouse and up to two additional adults from the same farm/business may register for $35 each. Advance registration is due by Dec. 20. Late or on-site registration is $75 per person and additional adults may register for $38.

Bill Lamont, professor of vegetable crops at Penn State University, will serve as keynote speaker for the meeting. He has done extensive research in areas including cultivar evaluations, feasibility of growing new crops in high tunnels and plasticulture systems, sustainable and organic production of various vegetable crops and tomato breeding. Most recently he has been involved in helping to establish high tunnels in Philadelphia to promote the production of nutritious vegetables and winter production of greens and other crops for the city’s population.

In addition to the valuable information shared by the Lamont, attendees also will have the opportunity to take part in concurrent educational sessions.

For more information contact Donna Dollins, HIS secretary/treasurer, at 405-744-6460, or donna.dollins@

okstate.edu or visit http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/his/.