Bejo Seeds’ Geneva. NY, seed trial farm was our first stop for 2019 New York Summer Seed Trials, where we were welcomed by Bejo Sales and Product Development Rep Chelsey Lencyzk and farm operator Dennis Ferlito. “We see our strengths as a seed company in that we bring a wide range of varieties and high quality hybrid seed to the industry, and we’re expanding into organics heavily,” Lencyzk told us during our visit.
This years’ crop of vegetable plants faced a pretty rough growing season, mostly due to late plantings after a cold and wet spring. Then hot and dry weather hit during pollination, disrupting fruit set and hampering further root development in some cases.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the eye-catching field varieties we saw and learned about in Geneva, NY:
Matthew J. Grassi is the Technology Editor for Greenhouse Grower and American Vegetable Grower, both Meister Media Worldwide brands. See all author stories here.