Jul 23, 2004
Pleasant View Hosts Poinsettia WorkshopsSource: Pleasant View Gardens

Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) is hosting three poinsettia workshops during the 2004 season. The goal of these workshops is to aid growers with cultural issues, variety selection and offer an independent Northeast trial of poinsettia varieties from leading breeders.

“Providing grower education is an integral element of PVG’s mission as a top-quality liner supplier,” says Henry Huntington, PVG president. “Most growers in the United States think of us as Proven Winners; however, we have successfully propagated and grown Ecke Ranch and Fischer USA poinsettias for years. The three poinsettia workshops will provide useful education from industry leaders in the poinsettia field. Any grower is welcome to attend one or all of the free seminars.”

“We feel it’s important to help growers find better ways to grow these popular seasonal plants and solve issues before they become problems,” concludes Huntington. “Our November/December workshop will be a ‘don’t miss’ event featuring new introductions from well-known breeders, leading 2004 varieties from each breeder and trial varieties yet to be announced for 2005.”

Pleasant View Gardens’ Poinsettia Workshops for 2004 include :

  • Thursday, August 5, 2004
    “Setting Up for Success With Your Poinsettia Crop – Test Your Poinsettia Problem-Solving Skills”
    Dr. Paul Fisher, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    “Mid-Season Checkup”¦ Correcting Last-Minute Problems” Featuring Insect, Disease and Height Management Issues
    Rick Yates, Technical Support Manager Griffin Greenhouse and Nursery Supplies, Inc.
  • Monday, November 29 – Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Poinsettia Trials featuring genetics from Ecke Ranch, Fischer USA, Dummen USA, Oglevee and Selecta First Class
    Featuring a post-season review and debriefing with Dr. Paul Fisher

For additional information, or to receive an invitation to Pleasant View Gardens’ free 2004 Poinsettia Workshops, E-mail at NancyN@PVG.com or call (603) 435-8361.

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