Desert Horticulture Conference Program 2024


Plants and Design

Plant Health

Water / Urban Landscapes

6:45-7:30 am

Registration and Coffee – Visit sponsor exhibits

7:30-8:30 am

The Heat-Proof Desert Garden

Invasive Plant Species and their Management in Urban Landscapes

Troubleshooting and Testing Your Irrigation System for Optimal Performance

8:45-9:45 am

Developing a Wind and Storm Proof Tree Structure

Mite Issues on Landscape Plants


Retrofitting Irrigation Systems to Meet the Needs of Trees and Other Plants

10:00-11:00 am

Underused and Newly Introduced Plants

Shrub Performance under Minimum Irrigation

Preserving the Urban Forest: Best Practices for Tree Conservation during Artificial Turf Installation

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Lunch    Visit Sponsor Exhibits       Book Signing: Noelle Johnson

12:15-1:15 pm

Plant Selection for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Landscapes

Introduction to Wilt Diseases

Improving Soils through Green Stormwater Infrastructure

1:30-2:30 pm

Eye-Catching Plants for Curb Appeal

Correct Me If I’m Wrong: Lesson for Pesticide Handlers

Tucson Residential Rain Water Harvesting Rebates Revamp

2:45-3:45 pm

Landscaping for the Future: Drawing Ideas from Ecological Restoration Practices

Witches Broom on Parkinsonia Species in Arizona Landscapes


Improving Tree Establishment Succes