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Fertilizer: Right Time, Right Reason, Right Product.

  • 16 Jan 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • On-Line
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Are you and your roses ready for 2022? Did you know that it is critically important for plants to get started on the right foot each season to avoid accidental stressors that could impact plants coming out of dormancy. One way to do that is to have the right nutrient package applied and available to the plant once it breaks dormancy and is ready for food. In some parts of the country this is earlier than one might think.


Join Gaye Hammond for a look back to antiquity at the evolution of plant nutrients and the fertilizer industry. Gaye will discuss how temperature and environmental conditions can affect fertilizers and cause them not to work as intended as well as the types of fertilizers on the market. Most importantly, she will help you know how to pick what is best for your specific needs. Some people think that they can put out anything at any time and it will do its job and that's just not the case.

Please note:  A reminder email and the Zoom link will be sent only to those who register for this event.


About Gaye Hammond:

Gaye Hammond is the Past President of the Houston Rose Society, the largest local rose society in the United States, and has served on their Board of Directors for almost 20 years. She is also a Life Member and Steward of American Rose Society and has served as the Chair of the Development Committee as well as on the Marketing & Membership Committee of the national organization. Gaye was the guest editor of the 2017 American Rose Annual, and has been a Special Section Editor of the Cutting Edge, a regular segment in the American Rose magazine. Currently Gaye serves on the Editorial Committee evaluating and judging newsletters of local rose societies from around the country.

Gaye has co-authored a peer-reviewed chapter on Earth-Kind Roses published in 2009 in the textbook, Floriculture & Ornamental Biotechnology, a chapter in The Sustainable Rose Garden and authored a chapter on rose horticulture in the book, Gulf Coast Gardening. Her photography has appeared on the cover of HortScience (December 2010) and she was awarded the cover story for the September 2011 issue of Parks & Recreation Magazine. She has more than 400 published articles.

Since 2000 Gaye has been part of the Earth-Kind Rose Research team - a partnership between the Houston Rose Society and Texas AgriLife Extension (part of the Texas A&M University System) that scientifically studies roses and other plants for their hardiness and resistance to pests and diseases to various geographic regions in the United States and abroad