The 2018 MSI Annual Meeting was a huge success. The meeting was held in Raleigh, NC on March 23-25.  There was a total of 95 participants, representing 9 different countries with 25 US states and 3 Canadian provinces. The pre-meeting educational event was a huge success as well. Participants learned about propagation and breeding of magnolias. If you were not able to make it this year, plan on attending next year in Chicago, IL, USA!

Magnolia macrophylla
var. ashei - Ashe Magnolia

(Photograph by Gary Knox, MSI President)

Dr. Gary Knox, MSI President, Professor of Environmental Horticulture,University of Florida
Dr. Knox and a team of researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida, have been studying the Ashe magnolia to try to figure out why it is so rare and how it may be conserved. For more inf0, click here.

Upcoming meetings of interest

2019 MSI Annual Meeting 
Save the Date!
Chicago, IL, USA; May 3-5, 2019. Attendees will have the opportunity to see numerous species and cultivars of cold-hardy Magnolias during visits to The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery. Keep an eye out for more details to come.

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Marcela Serna


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