Want to Tour Vegetable Field Trials in California? Here’s What You Need to Know

Sakata Field Trials in 2016

If you want to pack in a lot of vegetable trials in a short time, head to California. With the state’s diverse cool and hot environments, many breeders and distributors host trials here. And this year, many are holding their trials the same week: August 14 to 18.

If you would like to attend any of these trials, be sure to contact the breeder or distributor directly. These are open to growers, but most require an appointment.

Follow Editor Carol Miller’s accounts of the August California trials in the coming weeks and in our November 2017 cover story.

Bayer

  • Dates: August 14 to 18
  • Location: Esparto, CA
  • Crops: Watermelon and melons
  • Highlights: Bayer will showcase a large education portion on grafting.
  • Contact: Emily Stirlen, [email protected]

 

Golden Valley Seed

  • Dates: Begins August 14, 2017
  • Location: Modesto, CA
  • Crops: Cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber all types, eggplant all types & colors, melon all types &colors, onion (intermediate and storage Spanish type), peppers (bell type all colors, sweet and hot), summer squash, tomato (derterminate & indeterminate, globe, saladdette, and grapes), and watermelon (seeded & seedless, all sizes, mini to large). (Note: last year Golden Valley tested a little more than a 1,000 varieties)
  • Highlights: Golden Valley provides basic information about each variety and leaves it up to the customers to perform their own evaluations.
  • Contact: Michel Toubia, [email protected]

 

HM Clause

  • Dates: August 15 to 18
  • Location: Davis, CA
  • Crops: Tomato, hot pepper, sweet pepper, cucumber, squash, watermelon, and processing tomato
  • Highlights: Breeders and production managers will be able to answer questions.
  • Contact: Sierra Scott, [email protected]; or visit the registration site

 

Rijk Zwaan

Rijk Zwaan will be holding two trials in August

  • Dates: Aiming for Week 32
  • Location: Firebaugh, CA
  • Crops: Melons
  • Contact: Kathleen Giacalone, [email protected]

 

  • Dates: Week 35 / Last week of August
  • Location: Salinas, CA
  • Crops: Spinach and some brassicas
  • Contact: Kathleen Giacalone, [email protected]

 

Sakata Seed America

Sakata will be hold both cool season and warm season trials.

  • Dates: August 14 to 16
  • Location: Salinas, CA
  • Crops: Cool season crops
  • Highlights: Sakata Seed America is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in the U.S.
  • Contact: Jiana Escobar, [email protected]

 

  • Dates: August 14 to 16
  • Location: Woodland, CA
  • Crops: Warm season crops
  • Highlights: Sakata Seed America is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in the U.S.
  • Contact: Jiana Escobar, [email protected]

 

Seeds by Design and Terra Organics

  • Dates: July through October
  • Location: Maxwell, CA
  • Crops: Specialty vegetable, flower, and herb varieties
  • Highlights: On August 18, Seeds by Design will provide a seated luncheon buffet. This will be appointment only.
  • Contact: Patty Buskirk, [email protected]

 

Seminis Vegetable Seeds / Monsanto

  • Dates: August 17 to 18
  • Location: Woodland, CA
  • Crops: Both commercial and All America Selection crops
  • Contact: Nick Pucci, [email protected]

 

Syngenta

Syngenta will also be holding two trials, one for cool season crops and one for warm season crops. These trials will be on different dates.

  • Dates: August 14 to 16
  • Location: Woodland, CA
  • Crops: Warm season crops
  • Contact: Jeannine Bogard, [email protected]

 

  • Dates: Sometime in early September, depending on harvest dates
  • Location: Gilroy, CA
  • Crops: Warm season crops
  • Contact: Jeannine Bogard, [email protected]

 

Voloagri

  • Dates: August 1st to September 30th
  • Location: Woodland, CA
  • Crops: Open field and protected varieties will be featured across all of the core breeding crops: cucumber, pepper, tomato, squash, watermelon, melon and eggplant.
  • Highlights: A catered Customer Celebration Field Day will be held on August 16th 2017. Also, customers will be able to see varieties Voloagri’s newly acquired Spanish breeding company, Zayintec Seeds, throughout the trials. Its technical sales team, breeding staff, and product managers will be on hand
  • Contact: (805) 547-9391 or your sales representative

 

 

Topics:

Leave a Reply

Vegetables Stories
Assorted vegetables
Crop Protection
August 23, 2017
New Biological Fungicide Approved for Fruit and Vegetable Crops
Howler fungicide, developed by AgBiome, receives EPA registration for high-value, specialty crops. Read More
Port Of Miami shipyard
Farm Management
August 21, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiation Long Overdue for Florida Farmers
Specialty crop growers in the Sunshine State seek relief from unfair trade deal. Read More
Alan Jones takes a ride around Jones Potato Farm
Citrus
August 21, 2017
Take Alternative Routes to Find Conventional Farming Solutions [Opinion]
In order to grow, things have to change. Are you ready? Read More
honeybees
Citrus
August 19, 2017
More Forage Grants Distributed in Honor of National Honeybee Day
National forage program is scattering seeds from New York to California to celebrate pollinators. Read More
Citrus
August 17, 2017
How Wicked Will Winter 2018 Be in the U.S.?
The 200th edition of the Farmers’ Almanac reveals wide-ranging weather patterns and events that would require everything from shovels to shorts. Read More
More Vegetables
August 16, 2017
Variety Specs | Production Tips: Broccoli ‘Eastern Crown’ from Sakata
'Eastern Crown' is an outstanding variety for the East Coast and warm regions throughout the U.S. Read More
Agritainment
Citrus
August 15, 2017
New Conference to Shine Spotlight on Central Florida Agritourism
Education and interaction part of UF/IFAS-led agenda. Read More
Crop Protection
August 11, 2017
Do Fungicide- and Insecticide-Treated Seeds Boost Weeds?
The University of New Hampshire has received half a million dollars to investigate if seed treatments inadvertently protect weed seeds from its usual predators. Read More
Citrus
August 11, 2017
Field Scouting Guide: Common Lambsquarters
Take a look at these tips for identifying and treating this pervasive weed. Read More
Farm Management
August 11, 2017
Vegetable Growers’ Food Safety Vigilance Is Paying Off (Opinion)
When you hear about recalls, the horror stories come to mind first. That’s understandable, considering the human cost involved with Read More
tomato juice glass and tomatoes
Tomatoes
August 10, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Better-Tasting Tomato Juice
Examining the essence of the problem, University of Florida scientists are seeking to squeeze more flavor into popular beverage. Read More
Farm Management
August 10, 2017
Climate Change Drives New Healthy Soils Program
California offers farmers grants to improve soil health; new program is funded by cap-and-trade auction revenue. Read More
Jose Dubeux and Mack Glass talk farming in a Florida forage field
Citrus
August 9, 2017
Florida Farming and University Extension Grow Hand in Hand [Opinion]
Learning is a two-way street to success in the field and the lab. Read More
Vegetables
August 9, 2017
Want to Tour Vegetable Field Trials in California? Here’s What You Need to Know
If you want to pack in a lot of vegetable trials in a short time, head to California. With the Read More
Production
August 9, 2017
Greenhouse Vegetable Production Systems for Every Grower
From fully automated deepwater culture to vertical growing systems, growers and manufacturers weigh in on tools for producing top-quality vegetables and greens. Read More
The Latest
Citrus
August 23, 2017
Varroa Mite Researchers Talk High Infest…
In 2016, The New York State Beekeeper Tech Team (which is attached to Cornell University’s Dyce Lab Beekeeping Resources) found that Read More
Citrus
August 23, 2017
Advice From the FDA on How Growers Can K…
Want tips that will keep your operation on the right side of the FDA when it comes to food safety? American Vegetable Grower® decided the best advice would come directly from the FDA itself.  Read More
More Vegetables
August 23, 2017
20 Pepper Varieties You Need to Know
Leading seed breeders and distributors highlight some of the latest pepper varieties available. Read More
Crop Protection
August 23, 2017
New Biological Fungicide Approved for Fr…
Howler fungicide, developed by AgBiome, receives EPA registration for high-value, specialty crops. Read More
Farm Management
August 21, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiation Long Overdue for Flo…
Specialty crop growers in the Sunshine State seek relief from unfair trade deal. Read More
Citrus
August 21, 2017
Take Alternative Routes to Find Conventi…
In order to grow, things have to change. Are you ready? Read More
Citrus
August 19, 2017
More Forage Grants Distributed in Honor …
National forage program is scattering seeds from New York to California to celebrate pollinators. Read More
Citrus
August 17, 2017
How Wicked Will Winter 2018 Be in the U.…
The 200th edition of the Farmers’ Almanac reveals wide-ranging weather patterns and events that would require everything from shovels to shorts. Read More
More Vegetables
August 16, 2017
Variety Specs | Production Tips: Broccol…
'Eastern Crown' is an outstanding variety for the East Coast and warm regions throughout the U.S. Read More
Citrus
August 15, 2017
New Conference to Shine Spotlight on Cen…
Education and interaction part of UF/IFAS-led agenda. Read More
Crop Protection
August 11, 2017
Do Fungicide- and Insecticide-Treated Se…
The University of New Hampshire has received half a million dollars to investigate if seed treatments inadvertently protect weed seeds from its usual predators. Read More
Citrus
August 11, 2017
Field Scouting Guide: Common Lambsquarte…
Take a look at these tips for identifying and treating this pervasive weed. Read More
Farm Management
August 11, 2017
Vegetable Growers’ Food Safety Vigilance…
When you hear about recalls, the horror stories come to mind first. That’s understandable, considering the human cost involved with Read More
Farm Management
August 10, 2017
Climate Change Drives New Healthy Soils …
California offers farmers grants to improve soil health; new program is funded by cap-and-trade auction revenue. Read More
Citrus
August 9, 2017
Florida Farming and University Extension…
Learning is a two-way street to success in the field and the lab. Read More
Vegetables
August 9, 2017
Want to Tour Vegetable Field Trials in C…
If you want to pack in a lot of vegetable trials in a short time, head to California. With the Read More
Production
August 9, 2017
Greenhouse Vegetable Production Systems …
From fully automated deepwater culture to vertical growing systems, growers and manufacturers weigh in on tools for producing top-quality vegetables and greens. Read More
Crop Protection
August 9, 2017
Why Some of the Most Dangerous Potato Di…
If you understand the role oxygen, and its lack, plays in potato diseases, you'll be better equipped to battle them. Read More