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Special Letter to Members about Coronavirus from the Chairman As you are all aware, the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticulture Society was originally scheduled for June 7 – 9, 2020 in Sarasota. As the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic continue to unfold and impact every sector of society, it has become apparent that the possibility that the conference could go on safely as scheduled was extremely unlikely.
Since 1888, the Florida State Horticultural Society is one of the oldest horticultural societies in the United States. Discover new business, science and networking opportunities in Florida horticulture with over 100 years and 100 published issues of scientific and industry Proceedings, quarterly newsletters, annual conferences, job postings, and more!
The biggest event of the year is our annual conference in June. Horticulturists and scientists present their industry experience and scientific research relating to all things Florida horticulture.
Publications and Newsletters
Each year, FSHS publishes it’s Annual Proceedings from our conferences in June. Each issue contains scientific research and industry papers about the six areas of Florida horticulture shown below. Browse or search our proceedings for practical horticultural information spanning more than 125 years.
Our FSHS Newsletter contains articles, botanical articles, upcoming events, personal profiles and important member updates. You’ll find something of interest here if you want to stay up to date on who’s who and what’s what in the FSHS and Florida hortculture.
Topics discussed in the Citrus section include development and characteristics of rootstocks, cultivar improvement, insect, disease and weed control, fertilization, irrigation, cultivation and cold protection.
Information provided in the Vegetable section includes cultivar characteristics, cultivar selection, cultivar improvement, cultural practices and harvesting methods, and insect, disease and weed control.
Ornamental | Garden | Landscaping
The Landscape and Garden section provides information on new plants, cultivars and cultivar selection, landscape design and management. Cultural practices, pest control and conditions for optimal production are discussed.
Handling | Processing
Topics discussed in the Handling and Processing section include practices that affect postharvest quality, quality and safety issues of lightly processed and processed products, and product, by-product and waste utilization.
The Krome section provides information on requirements of tropical and subtropical crops in Florida. Topics discussed include cultural practices, harvesting and management of these unique crops.