Horticultural Inspection Society’s 48th Annual Conference

Hello everyone! We are pleased to announce that the 48th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Inspection Society, Central Chapter is being held this year in Michigan with details to come.

Future Meeting Locations - Each year a member state volunteers to hold the next annual meeting. Each state will usually get the opportunity to host the meeting once every 12 years assuming there are no conflicts. The link below is the tentative schedule for states to host future meetings, and also past meeting dates and locations. Click directly below to get the schedule year of upcoming annual meetings and past locations.

Future and Past Meeting Schedule

A big thank you goes out to Nebraska for making the 47th Annual Meeting a huge success !

2017 Annual Meeting - The 2017 annual meeting was hosted by Nebraska during October 16 - 19, 2017. The location was the Double Tree by Hilton Omaha Downtown Conference Center in Omaha, NE. Eleven of the 12 states were represented at this year's meeting.

The meeting was a big sucess with presentations including open discussions on regulatory issues concerning the nursery industry. There was also an excellent insect and disease workshop presented by the University of Nebraska Extension. We had excellent presentations concerning nematodes that impact nursery stock, phyto issues and concerns, hop production and regulations, endangered species of ferns and orchids, and also pests of both grape production and beekeeping.

On the lighter side, we also had a lot of fun with our insect and disease slideshows after hours in the hospitality room, and we were able to take a tour of the Omaha Zoo and become aquainted with the endangered plant speices work (CITES) that is ongoing at that location.

The anual meetings and the inspector exchanges during the summer continue to be an invaluable learning experience where members can share knowledge. Thank you to everyone involved in the planning, and thank you to those who gave the excellent presentations that were front and center during the meeting.

The next meeting will be hosted by the state of Michigan in October of 2018. Be sure to check back here for details as they develop.