University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conifer Evaluation and Breeding Project, The

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United States of America - Georgia - Tifton

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conifer Evaluation and Breeding Project, The

The Conifer Evaluation and Breeding project was initiated in 1997 to determine the adaptability of numerous conifers to conditions in USDA Hardiness zone 8b (2012 map). Tifton, GA averages ~ 100 days per year at or above 34C. Over 200 different taxa have been evaluated. Ten year growth data and observations on adaptability and pest problems have been summarized in the forthcoming book "Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast" by Tom Cox and John M. Ruter (University Press of Florida, publication April 16, 2013).

Main Address:
University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conifer Evaluation and Breeding Project, The
Intersection of I-75 and Hwy-41S
Mailing: University of Georgia Tifton Campus, 2360 Rainwater Road
Tifton
Georgia 31793 United States of America

Telephone: (706) 542-9059
Fax:
URL: www.amerinursery.com/article-7697.aspx
Primary Email: ruter@uga.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: John M. Ruter, PhD, Allan Armitage Professor of Horticulture
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1997
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 31.475556
    Longitude: -83.521111
    Annual Rainfall: 1194 mm
    Altitude: 110.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 150
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes