University of Florida Schedules Poinsettia Trial

November 19, 2009 - 13:44

The University of Florida will host its annual National Poinsettia Variety Trial – Grower Field Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. More than 100 varieties will be on display from Ecke, Dümmen, Selecta, Syngenta and GroLink.

Detailed reviews of varieties and research will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Growers are recommended to attend the afternoon session to be in a smaller group, where their specific needs can be covered.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new varieties for Florida; see scheduling and PGR examples for several important varieties; learn about the newest novelty varieties, as well as other new introductions, and how they might perform in Florida; and meet fellow growers and discuss marketing ideas. No registration is required.

The Master Gardener & Public Open House and plant sale will take place Thursday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The National Poinsettia Variety Trial is a cooperative effort between North Carolina State University, Purdue University, Homewood Gardens, the University of Florida and the poinsettia breeder companies.

To learn more, contact the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida at (352) 392-1831 or visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu.

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