August 15, 2008
Annual growers made time in their busy schedules to visit the Niagara Pack Trials earlier this summer. Held on June 25 and 26 at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and Jeffery’s Greenhouses in Lincoln, the trials offered a chance to see how the 2009 new annual introductions perform.

The outdoor performance trials in Vineland offered growers an opportunity to see how different cultivars grew under identical growing conditions. OMAFRA’s Wayne Brown provided cultural background information for his trials, including planting dates, pinching, spacing, fertility and pesticide treatments, temperature and shading.

At Jefferies Greenhouses, Ball and Dummen had retail-ready displays that showcased their new cultivars, along with inviting POP material.

The Niagara Pack Trials are sponsored by COPF, Greenhouse Grower, Greenhouse Canada and Landscape Ontario. Thanks also go to Ball Horticultural Company, Dummen USA, Proven Winners and Syngenta.