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Cool New Stuff Trial to debut


January 29, 2008
By Greenhouse Canada

The “What’s New – Cool New Stuff
Trial” is about to make its debut in
and around the Niagara region of
Ontario.
This completely free event, being held
Aug. 9-10, is sponsored by the Canadian
Ornamental Plant Foundation,
Greenhouse Grower and Greenhouse
Canada.

The “What’s New – Cool New Stuff
Trial” is about to make its debut in
and around the Niagara region of
Ontario.
This completely free event, being held
Aug. 9-10, is sponsored by the Canadian
Ornamental Plant Foundation,
Greenhouse Grower and Greenhouse
Canada.
It’s a collection of field and greenhouse
open houses previewing “what’s new” for
2008. About a dozen locations are taking
part this year.

COPF board member Laurie Scullin
says that while this year’s inaugural event
will be small scale, the project has enormous
growth potential. It’s quite probable
the event could soon grow to host thousands
of growers from across Canada and
through much of the U.S. “Our goal,”
notes Scullin, “is to connect thousands of
growers with the latest new genetics from
vegetative and seed plant breeders.”

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The host sites are located within about
100 kilometres of each other, and are
about an hour’s drive from either the
Toronto or Buffalo airports.
One advantage the Toronto/Niagara
showcase has going for it, compared
with the California Pack Trials, is better
timing. Having the event in mid-
August, when things are a little more
relaxed for growers, is a big plus.
Driving distances will be minimal.

COPF is welcoming the opportunity to
better connect growers and breeders.
Updated information is being posted
on the COPF website (www.copf.org).
COPF is a not-for-profit organization
assisting breeders in bringing new products
to market.
Checking out “what’s new” has gotten a
lot easier – and convenient – for growers.


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