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California Spring Trials

Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Thursday, April 6, 2017

The California Spring Trials event includes many of the leading plant breeders, growers, and suppliers showcasing their plant varieties and new products. Formerly known as the “Pack Trials,” attendees use the event as an opportunity to get an early look at products and to learn directly from producers the recommended growing and retail strategies.

The California Spring Trials is an annual week-long event held at various locations throughout the state and is not open to the general public. It is for businesses and their employees associated with the horticulture industry. The event is a launching ground for some of the newest plant varieties, signage and packaging products, and merchandising programs and concepts. In addition, many locations include PGR experiments, outdoor trialing, and technical information and help.

If you are interested in visiting any of the locations, it is recommended (and sometimes required) that you make a reservation. There is no fee to participate. You can view the location schedule and register for each location using the links below.

The official dates are April 1st thru April 6th but some locations but the closing date may vary at some locations (as noted). Most locations are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Transportation and logistics are the responsibility of the attendee.

Event Location
Multiple Locations throughout California

2017 CAST Locations

Central California

Ball Horticultural Company

Ball Horticultural Company

Contact: Janessa Bender
(630)588-3187
springtrials@panamseed.com

Includes Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Burpee Home Gardens, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Seed, PanAmerican Seed, Morel Diffusion, Selecta, and Wave.

FLOREP at Windmill Nursery

FLOREP at Windmill Nursery

Contact: Marc Englert
(805)850-8839
marc@florep.com

Terra Nova, Kientzler, KiwiFlora, J. Berry Nursery, Pelemix Coir, McConkey, Smither's Oasis, Dramm

Northern California

American Takii

American Takii

Contact: Julia Paul
(831)443-4901
springtrials@takii.com

New varieties on display will include the 2016 AAS winner, Salvia Summer Jewel Lavender. Our displays include specific information for growers, as well as marketing ...

Danziger @ Headstart Nursery

Danziger @ Headstart Nursery

Contact: Dana Fernandez
(616)899-2791
fdana@danziger.co.il

Danziger invites you to view our 2017-18 new varieties and new look. All are welcome, large groups please pre-register. Hours are Sat.-Thurs. 8-5pm. Secondary Contac...

Ernst Benary of America

Ernst Benary of America

Contact: Ann Robson
(831)288-2803
CAST2016@benary.com

Also includes Volmary. Come see our new introductions and have fun with us at the most exciting trials on the coast. We look forward to your visit...

Pacific Plug & Liner (includes others)

Pacific Plug & Liner (includes others)

Contact: April Herring
(831)768-6319
packtrials@ppandl.net

Includes Bailey Nursery, Cultivaris, HMA Plants, Pacific Plug & Liner and the branded plant collections EncoreĀ®, Southern LivingĀ® Plant Collection and Sunset...

Proven Winners

Proven Winners

Contact: Kerry Meyer
(573)477-9420
kerry@provenwinners.com

Sakata - Includes MasterTag and Summit Plastics

Sakata - Includes MasterTag and Summit Plastics

Contact: Jiana Escobar
(408)782-5379
jescobar@sakata.com

Be sure to stop by to see our new introductions. MasterTag and Summit Plastics will also be displaying at our facility. We hope to see you soon.

Speedling, Inc. (includes others)

Speedling, Inc. (includes others)

Contact: Liz Wilhelm
(813) 649-2103
lwilhelm@speedling.com

Includes ABZ Seeds, Hem Genetics, Plant Source International, Inc., Thompson & Morgan, Vista Farms

and Lambert's

Syngenta Flowers

Syngenta Flowers

Contact: Melanie Fernandes
(800)427-1896
syngenta.flowers-1@syngenta.com

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