Rose Production Seminar

knockout rose

This is an interesting, free seminar Shawn Steed will be hosting on roses and their production at the UF/Plant City Campus on July 22.  Drs. Gary Knox and Sydney Park Brown have done some work on low maintenance shrub roses.  A collection of roses have not been pruned or sprayed, and have been minimally fertilized to see what performed well under our local conditions. This seminar will explain what did well and what didn’t.

There is also a disease and pest component to the seminar.  Shawn has also have propagated some of the better performing varieties and hopes to give some of them out as trials at the meeting.

Here is the agenda.
9:00 a.m. Registration & Welcome
9:15 a.m. Performance of shrub roses in northern, central &
southern Florida under low maintenance conditions-
Gary W. Knox
10:00 a.m. Observations and effects of chili thrips on twelve cultivars of Old Garden and Modern Shrub roses-Sydney Park Brown
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Banker plants for nursery production—Juanita Popenoe
and Lance Osborne
11:15 a.m. Diseases of rose and their management-Mathews Paret
11:45 a.m. Resources on roses: new and updated publications on
roses-Gary Knox and Mathews Paret
12:00 p.m. View rose planting in Gardens

If you would like to attend send an e-mail to or call 813-744-5519 ext.144

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