May 18, 2016
NGB Members Host Summer Vegetable Trials

For the second year in a row, vegetable breeding companies focusing on the Fresh Market and Home Garden segments are coming together to host Summer Vegetable Trials via open houses and field days.

This event will take place at six locations Aug. 8-19. Just like 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.

If you would like to attend, please contact each company below to arrange your visit. 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 the National Garden Bureau.

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

American Takii, 301 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA
Crops featured: Asian Vegetables, Lettuce, Peppers, Lettuce, Pepper, Tomato, Squash, Cucumber, Carrots, Radish, Cabbage
Phone: 831.756.7056
Dates: Aug. 8-19
Appointments are mandatory, no drop ins.
Contact: Julia Paul — [email protected]

PanAmerican Seed, 335 Briggs Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Crops featured: Vegetables and Cut Flowers, 2015 AAS Ornamental Trials
Phone: 541.914.5548
Dates: Aug. 10–16
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Josh Kirschenbaum — [email protected]

Sakata Seed America, 105 Boronda Road, Salinas, CA
Crops featured: Cool crops. 2016 AAS Edible/Vegetable and Ornamental trials.
Phone: 408.782.5317
Date: Aug. 15 (Noon to 5 p.m.)
August 16 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m)
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: [email protected]

Sakata Seed America, 12498 Country Road 100, Woodland, CA 95776
Crops featured: Warm crops
Phone: 408.782.5317
Dates: Aug. 17-18 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: [email protected]

Seeds By Design/Terra Organics, 3856 Cosby Ave, Chico, CA
Crops featured: Cucumber, Herbs, Squash, Pumpkin, Gourd, Pepper, Tomato, Melon and Watermelon. 2016 AAS Edible/Vegetable trials.
Summer Garden Trials Luncheon on Aug. 12.
Phone: 530.438.2126 for appointments on other dates
Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye

Syngenta at Syngenta Flowers, 2280 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy, CA
Crops featured: In-ground and patio trials featuring tomato, pepper, squash, beans, cantaloupe and watermelon. 2016 AAS Ornamental trials.
Phone: 408.847.7333
Dates: Aug. 8–19
Contact: Jeannine Bogard

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