Plant Trials

FlowerTrials 2024 prepares to opens its doors in June

Over the past two decades, FlowerTrials has convened breeders, growers, retailers and industry stakeholders to discover the newest varieties and trends in pot and bedding plant breeding. From vibrant annuals to resilient perennials, it is... more »

CAST 2024 Reports

The 2024 California Spring Trials are underway, and we are on the road. Join us each day and follow along on our CAST adventures. Click the links below to view each of our daily reports... more »

UGA Trial Gardens

Southern Garden Tour scheduled for June

The University of Georgia (UGA), Young's Plant Farm and Metrolina Greenhouses will host the horticulture industry for a tour of their 2023 Trials in June. The event is open to all green industry professionals, including... more »

Hemp field

Midwestern Hemp Research Collaborative Seeks Grain/Fiber Growers

The Midwestern Hemp Research Collaborative (MHRC) — a joint effort of Michigan State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute — is looking for licensed and... more »

Carex

Mt. Cuba Center Releases Carex Trial Results

According to a four-year trial conducted by Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware, carex, also known as sedges, are one of the most effective and versatile problem-solving plants for home gardens. The trial evaluated 70... more »

Plantpeddler Names Top Poinsettias at Variety Day

This year’s Poinsettia Variety Day trial in Northeast Iowa featured over 175 commercial and pre-release poinsettia varieties. On Thursday, Dec. 1,  representatives from all commercial poinsettia breeders, broker representatives and growers were in attendance from... more »

Hydramax cannabis

Cannabis Grow Trial Sees Water, Nutrient Savings

With a commercial cannabis operation, variable overhead costs can quickly eat into profits. A recent trial looked at the advantages of HydraMax recirculating deep water culture (RDWC) systems from Hydra Unlimited. In the trial, a... more »

poinsettia heimos millstadt

Heimos to Host 15th Annual Poinsettia Trial, Open House

Millstadt Young Plants and N.G. Heimos Greenhouses will host their Poinsettia Trial Open House on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  They will host a special day for all brokers to meet with the breeders... more »