Mar 21, 2019
It’s Trials Time! By Tim Hodson

The GPN team is traveling out west this week for California Spring Trials.

We started in Gilroy on Saturday and we will end up in Santa Paula later this week.

During the course of our trip, we will be visiting with more than 50 companies at 15 different locations to see the latest new variety introductions that are in the pipeline from the breeding companies as well as other new products coming into the marketplace.

Our schedule is jam packed and we’ll be logging quite a few miles but we can’t wait to see what is in store for us.

Today through Thursday, we will be reporting on some of the highlights that we experience on our journey in GPN’s Culture Connection e-newsletter. So, keep an eye on your inbox  for those daily newsletters. If you currently do not receive the Culture Connection, you can sign up today at

Also, be sure to tune into GPN’s  FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages for additional coverage of our adventures.

Abby Kleckler will also be providing regular updates on the retail and merchandising side of things from California Spring Trials in Lawn & Garden Retailer’s Retail Report throughout the week. You can subscribe to that newsletter at

And don’t miss Abby’s reports on Lawn & Garden Retailer’s Facebook and Instagram pages too.

We will have extended coverage of 2019 California Spring Trials in the June and July issues of GPN and Lawn & Garden Retailer.

Time to hit the road …

— Tim


Tim Hodson

Tim Hodson is the editorial director of GPN and Big Grower. He can be reached at [email protected]

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