Poinsettia Trials and Open House returns to Pennsylvania

Event will enable breeders, growers and others to evaluate Pennsylvania poinsettias at one location, Dan Schantz Farm.

July 1, 2013

Come see hundreds of poinsettia plants on display at the Pennsylvania Poinsettia Trials and Open House November 14, 2013. All major international poinsettia breeders have agreed to provide their very best cultivars as well as experimentals for your appraisal. Representatives from each company will be on hand to discuss their poinsettias.

The POP Trial (Poinsettias of Pennsylvania) will offer both a natural season and a shaded plant trial of each cultivar. Additionally, a no-pinch test using Augeo, a plant growth regulator, will be available for evaluation. A complete poinsettia listing and program booklet will also be provided.

The POP Trial is presented at the Dan Schantz Farm located at 8025 Spinnerstown Road Zionsville PA  18092.

The POP Trial includes seminars by an outstanding panel of speakers:

·  Dr. James Faust – Clemson University

·  Dr. P. Allen Hammer – Dummen USA

·  Mr. Rick Yates – Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supply

·  Dr. Harvey Lang – Syngenta Technical Services

·  Dr. Kerry Hoffman-Richards – Pesticide Ed , Penn State University

The POP Trial will offer Core (2) & Category (2) pesticide recertification credits.

Early blind judging by knowledgeable growers will be held the day before, with results posted on the 14th

For additional information or assistance please contact Warren Goll at wqg1@msn.com.