For those of you who won’t be going to California for the Pack Trials, we will be providing daily coverage from the road all of next week with a final wrap-up the following Monday, April 7.
Pack Trials is where all new varieties make their debut and marks the beginning of the product introduction cycle. More than 30 flower breeders and producers will be participating from all over the world. Bus loads of growers will be traveling with their big box buyers to discuss next spring’s programs just as this spring begins.
This is the 12th time Greenhouse Grower’s Editor Delilah Onofrey will make the trek and the 10th time she’ll bring winners from the California Dreamin’ sweepstakes sponsored by Sakata and Suntory. The prizes were drawn at the Southeast Greenhouse Conference in June. The lucky winners are Bill and Andrea Henry from Little Marrowbone Farm in Ashland, Tenn., and Susan Brown and Denise Etheridge of Homewood Nursery in Raleigh, N.C.
Joining them will be GG’s Contributing Editor Dr. Allan Armitage of the University of Georgia, Group Editor Richard Jones and Suzanne Di Staulo, who manages key accounts on the advertising side.
Look for the links to the most updated news postings in your inbox each day. In addition to these special editions of Benchrunner, we will have our regular edition on Wednesday.