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2014 Floriculture Field Day

More than 100 greenhouse growers and retailers, florists, educators and others from around the state attended the 2014 Cornell Floriculture Field Day. The day included morning presentations on campus followed by afternoon walkabouts on flower trials and pests and diseases at the Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Facility.

In the morning, judges rated entries in the 11th annual Kathy Pufahl Container Competition, which has raised more than $10,000 since its inception for IBD research at Mt. Sinai Hospital. View all entries.

Container contest judging

Don Horowitz (’77), Wittendale’s Florist & Greenhouses, East Hampton, N.Y., took home the blue ribbon in the Open Division.

container contest winner

Attendees placed flags to vote for their favorite annual and perennial flower and foliage varieties

placing flags

Christian Lesage, one of the Cornell undergrads who managed the flower trials, explains the creative vegetable and flower pallet plantings they incorporated into the demonstrations this season.


David Harris, another of the Cornell undergrads who managed the flower trials, discusses annual flower trial with attendees.


John Sanderson, Department of Entomology, talks about pest problems in perennial plantings.


Brian Eshenaur, New York State IPM Program, moves in for a closer look at pest problems.


Attendees admire container contest entries.


If you attend the 2015 Floriculture Field Day, don’t forget your camera.


On the far right in the above image is garden columnist Carol Bradford. View her photo gallery at

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