December 5, Gainesville

US (FL): Registration open for UF Poinsettia Industry Trials

Registration is now open for the Poinsettia Industry Trials at the University of Florida in Gainesville FL on Dec 5 2017 (http://tinyurl.com/FLPoinsettia17, $50 plus processing fee for preregistration).

The event highlights 148 new poinsettia varieties from Beekenkamp, Dummen Orange, Selecta/Ball, Suntory, and Syngenta, along with University of Florida research on a range of greenhouse topics.

The format for the event on Dec 5 is:
  • 9.00: Registration and greenhouse walk-through
  • 9.30: Welcome and introductions
  • 9.45: Poinsettia cultivar trials (George Grant, UF)
  • 11.00: University research presentations, including heat delay and natural day flowering, Klasmann-Deilmann and Pindstrup wood fiber growing media, coleus varieties, superfoods (ginger, turmeric), CT scanning of roots, and biofilm management
  • 12.00: BBQ lunch (includes vegetarian options)
  • 12.45: Commercial breeder presentations by Beekenkamp, Dummen Orange, Selecta/Ball, Suntory, and Syngenta
  • 2.00: Finish
There are no plants for sale at the Poinsettia Industry Trials on December 5. The Poinsettia Show and Sale for Master Gardeners and the public will be held on December 7 and 8.

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