May 16, 2019
NGB Members to Host Summer Vegetable Trials

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 six participating breeders, Aug. 12-16, 2019.

The breeders are listed below and on the Veggie Trials website.

Modeled after California Spring Trials that take place annually in the spring, attendees will have the opportunity to visit breeder company trial sites throughout the state in the middle of August.

Growers, seed companies and the media 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, the non-profit organization promoting gardening on behalf of the
horticulture industry, is pleased to organize and publicize this event on behalf of our members.

As a bonus, many locations also host the All-America Selections Edible trials.

Individual companies hosting a Field Day or Open House during August are:
1. Bejo Seeds, Oceano, CA
Phone: 267.838.0078
Dates: Aug. 12-16
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins
Contact: Chelsey Lenczyk

2. PanAmerican Seed, Woodland, CA
Crops featured: Vegetables
Phone: 541.914.5548
Dates: Aug. 12-16
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Josh Kirschenbaum

3. Sakata Seed America, Salinas, CA
Phone: 408.782.5379
Dates: Aug. 19-21
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar

4. Sakata Seed America, Woodland, CA
Phone: 408.782.5379
Dates: Aug. 14-16
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar

5. Seeds By Design, Maxwell, CA
Dates: Summer Trials and 25th Anniversary Celebration, Aug. 16
Phone: 530.438.2126 for appointments
Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye

6. Seminis/Monsanto/Bayer Home Garden, Woodland, CA
Contact: Tyler Ash
Phone: 530.631.9927
Dates: Aug. 12-16 
RSVP to schedule a time

7. Syngenta at Syngenta Flowers, Gilroy, CA
Phone: 408.847.7333
Dates: Aug. 12-16
Contact: Jeannine Bogard or [email protected]

8. American Takii Sunflower Open House, Salinas, CA
Phone: 630.885.6579
Contact: Allison Zeeb
Date: Open house on Aug. 13, but visits welcome Aug. 12-16.
Appointments are not mandatory but are appreciated.

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