Sakata Seed America Releases Broccoli Master Guide, Gears up for California Field Days
- by Jessica Donnel
MORGAN HILL, CA - It's that time again, Field Day lovers! Next week, Sakata Seed America will host their annual California Field Days in Salinas, California (August 14-16), and Woodland, California (August 16-18). 2017 marks the 31st year Sakata will host this ever-growing event.
“We began hosting these trials in the small field in Salinas back in 1986,” explained John Nelson, Sales and Marketing Director. “Since, it’s continued to expand with our growing infrastructure and has become our largest vegetable event of the year, showcasing the best of Sakata’s genetics and serving host to our customers, media, retail, and more. We look forward to celebrating 40 years of business in NAFTA at this year’s trials.”
Those who attend this year’s Sakata Field Days will be welcomed by a few new exciting features. Sakata will be hosting its Woodland (warm-season crops) trials at its new Woodland Research Station; an investment in land, greenhouses, offices, and other facilities slated for completion of the first phases in 2018, according to a press release.
Check out the video above to learn even more about Sakata’s Woodland development.
Also new for this year, customers in Salinas (cool-season crops) will be greeted with an updated Broccoli Master Guide. An information-rich piece of literature, the guide serves as what the company said is the ultimate reference guide for all things Sakata broccoli, including ideal varieties for every growing region and other important information for successful broccoli cultivation.
“This will be the third generation of our Broccoli Master, and it has always been well-used by our dealers and growers alike,” stated Matt Linder, Senior Broccoli Product Manager and Salinas Valley Area Sales Manager. “It contains all the great information you need on our varieties right at your fingertips, and is heavy-duty enough to be kept in your truck or pocket when in the field. It’s been a few years since we’ve had an updated version, so we’re excited to include some great new additions we’ve recently added to our broccoli line, such as Millennium, Diamante, Eastern Magic, Eastern Crown and Emerald Star.”
For a digital copy, visit Sakata’s website; physical copies will be debuted at next week’s trials, and available for direct mail thereafter.