2008 Field Trials: Putting Newcomers To The Test

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2008 Field Trials: Putting Newcomers To The Test

Each year the country’s extension agents, university horticulture professors and botanic experts put varieties to the test with field trials.

Sure that begonia performs perfectly in a grower’s greenhouse or for a few weeks on the bench. But how does it do in action?

We asked for information about the location, such as the trial manager and location, planting dates and weather conditions during the trials. We also asked for the “Best In Show,” or what stood above and beyond the other varieties, as well as the trial manager’s Top Five. Here are the results.

Scroll down for an Interactive Map of university bedding plant trials. 

Penn State University

University of Illinois

Mass Hort Elm Society

Ohio State University

Dallas Arboretum

Cornell University

Colorado State University

Michigan State University

University of Florida

Oklahoma State University

Click on the blue tabs on the map for links to our coverage and trials websites.

Click on the arrows to look at different parts of the map, or on plus and minus to zoom in and out.

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Jennifer Polanz is a freelance writer with Grasshopper Freelance. She can be eMailed at jepolanz@gmail.com.

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6 comments on “2008 Field Trials: Putting Newcomers To The Test

  1. Anonymous

    We have been part of your field trial report in years gone by and somehow have got off your list this past year. We would very much like to be part of your 2009 report this year. I am the director of University of Tennessee variety trial gardens and the contact for providing a report. Thanks for your consideration for 2009. Best regards, Sue Hamilton

  2. Anonymous

    Hi Dr. Hamilton,
    Please email me and we’ll get the University of Tennessee added to our coverage!
    Thanks,
    Sara Tambascio
    satambascio@meistermedia.com

  3. Anonymous

    We have been part of your field trial report in years gone by and somehow have got off your list this past year. We would very much like to be part of your 2009 report this year. I am the director of University of Tennessee variety trial gardens and the contact for providing a report. Thanks for your consideration for 2009. Best regards, Sue Hamilton

  4. Anonymous

    Hi Dr. Hamilton,
    Please email me and we’ll get the University of Tennessee added to our coverage!
    Thanks,
    Sara Tambascio
    satambascio@meistermedia.com