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Many ‘newcomers’ in Vineland points open house


December 1, 2009
By Dave Harrison


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vineland_08_points_clseupDec. 1, 2009, Vineland Station, Ont. – The 2009 OMAFRA Poinsettia Cultivar Evaluation Open
House will be held Friday, Dec. 4 at the Vineland Research & Innovation
Centre.



vineland_08_points_fullDec. 1, 2009, Vineland Station, Ont. – The 2009 Poinsettia Cultivar Evaluation Open
House will be held Friday, Dec. 4 at the Vineland Research & Innovation
Centre.

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There are a total of 122 cultivars being
evaluated. Participating breeders include Dummen USA, Paul Ecke Ranch, Selecta
First Class
and Syngenta Flowers.

There are a record 53
red varieties in the trial, notes coordinator
Wayne Brown, greenhouse floriculture specialist with the Ontario Ministry of
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, “seventeen of them never having been in the trial here
at Vineland.”

The format
will be relatively informal with a few brief comments about the trial and then
plenty of opportunity to view the varieties both under glass and acrylic. The
open house runs from 1 to 4:30.

The trial
will continue during the week of Dec. 7-11 for those unable to attend the open
house.

For further information, contact Wayne Brown at 905-562-4141, ext. 179,
or wayne.brown@ontario.ca.