A Resource For Long Island Horticulture Professionals
Welcome to Long Island Flower Growers Association Page
The Long Island Flower and Growers Association's (LIFGA) mission is to increase awareness, education, and appreciation of plant diversity and be a regional center of expertise in greenhouse managment, landscape design and exhibition and horticultural "best" practices.

LIFGA supports academic research projects and continuing education programs on issues related to the use and management of landscape plants and care-giving by providing high-reach, high-content and cost-effective means of delivery, new and routine information to Long Island's horticultural audiences.

Professionals related to the enviromental horticultural industry are LIFGA's primary audience, such as:

- Landscape maintenance and construction contractors.
- Plant and seed brokers.
- Retail and wholesale greenhouse and nursery professionals.
- Irrigation designers and equipment manufacturers.
- Public parks and public works personnel.
- Arborists

Important secondary audiences are home horticulture enthusiasts and media representatives.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
2015 SUMMER MEETING DINNER
DATE: Thursday, July 30, 2015   VIEW INVITATION
LOCATION: North Fork Boutique Gardens, 2450 Elijah Lane, Mattituck, NY  

Event hours are from 6PM - 8PM (Registration is at 5:30PM). Speaker: Randy Uhl - Tech Support Sales from Michels. Discussion Topic: New Annual & Perennial Varieties for 2016. Dinner tickets are $45.00/person by reservation only. $55.00/person at the door. PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 24th.

Please contact Diane Hanwick to make your reservations: (631) 886-2213 or email Diane at info@lifga.com. We look forward to seeing you there !!!

2015 LI Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy Meeting
DATE: June 23-24, 2015
Suffolk County Water Authority, 260 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY  

The focus of the meetings will be to introduce best management practices/pollution prevention measures (BMPs/P2 measures) that have been identified for each of the active ingredients and to get stakeholder feedback on these measures.  The events are as follows: 1) Atrazine: Tuesday, June 23, 9AM - 12PM 2) Mefenoxam/Metalaxyl: Tuesday, June 23, 1PM - 4PM 3) Imidacloprid: Wednesday June 24, 9AM - 12PM. Please RSVP if you can attend the meetings, as space is limited. Visit the following link: Doodle: LI Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy Meeting.

2015 WINTER MEETING DINNER
DATE: FEBRUARY 25, 2015
LOCATION: Norman Keil Greenhouses, 38A Fifty Acre Rd, Saint James, NY  

Winners of our CASH raffle have been announced:

White Post Wholesale Growers ($1000), Austin Cohn ($700) and Landcraft Environments ($500)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS !!

2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
LONG ISLAND FLOWER GROWERS SCHOLARSHIP - $1,400
RECIPIENT: Patrick McLoughlin
Mr. Patrick McLoughlin is currently a student at Cornell Universtiy.

Recipients: David Harris (2014), Christoper D'Angelo (2013), Justin Kondrat (2012), Jessica Anson (2011), Maria Figueroa (2010, First Recipient)

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