Feb 21, 2017
Summer Vegetable Trials Scheduled in California

What is a now a yearly tradition, vegetable breeding companies dealing in the fresh market and home garden segments are hosting the Summer Vegetable Trials via open houses and field days. This event is hosted by five breeders in seven locations Aug. 14-19. Modeled after the California Spring Trials that are held annually in California during the month of April, attendees will have the opportunity to visit breeder company trial sites throughout the state in the month of August.

Customers and growers should contact each company below to arrange their visit. Please note that not all stops are open all days. Visits will focus on observing new varieties in a field or garden setting and learning about new breeding and marketing opportunities from respective hosts.

National Garden Bureau organizes and publicizes this event on behalf of its members.

Individual companies hosting a Field Day or Open House during August are:

1. PanAmerican Seed, Woodland, CA (New location-contact for address)
Crops featured: Vegetables
Phone: 541.914.5548
Dates: Aug. 14–18
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Josh Kirschenbaum
www.panamseed.com

2. Sakata Seed America, 105 Boronda Road, Salinas, CA
Crops featured: Cool crops. 2017 AAS Edible/Vegetable and Ornamental trials.
Phone: 408.782.5379
Dates: Aug. 14-16
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar
www.sakatavegetables.com

3. Sakata Seed America, 13459 Country Road 100, Woodland, CA 95776
Crops featured: Warm crops
Phone: 408.782.5379
Dates: Aug. 16-19
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar
www.sakatavegetables.com

4. Seeds By Design/Terra Organics, 3856 Cosby Ave, Chico, CA
Crops featured: Cucumber, Herbs, Squash, Pumpkin, Gourd, Pepper, Tomato, Melon and Watermelon. 2017 AAS Edible/Vegetable trial and AAS Ornamental trial.
Summer Garden Trials Luncheon on Aug. 18.
Phone: 530-438- 2126 for appointments on other dates
Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye
www.seedsbydesign.com; www.terraorganics.com

5. Seeds By Design/Terra Organics, 1024 Washington Street Willows, CA
Crops featured: Vine crops and 2017 AAS Ornamental trial.
Summer Garden Trials Luncheon on Aug. 18
Phone: 530-438- 2126 for appointments on other dates
Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye
www.seedsbydesign.com; www.terraorganics.com

6. Seminis/Monsanto Home Garden, 37437 State Highway 16, Woodland, CA 95695
Crops featured: 2017 AAS Edible trial and Commercial vegetable trials
Phone: 314-694- 8052
Tours Thursday and Friday mornings. RSVP to schedule a time
Contact: Nick Pucci
www.seminis-us.com/home-garden

7. Syngenta at Syngenta Flowers, 2280 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA
Crops featured: In-ground and patio trials featuring tomato, pepper, squash, beans, cantaloupe and watermelon. 2017 AAS Ornamental trial.
Phone: 408-847- 7333
Dates: Aug. 14-18
Contact: Jeannine Bogard or syngenta.flowers-1@syngenta.com
www.syngentafhg.com






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