Nov 15, 2019Stokes Seeds hosts Seminis onion summit for growers
Buffalo, New York-based Stokes Seeds recently hosted a large group of growers for a two-day onion summit in Wisconsin to view variety test results, storage trial data and new onion varieties from Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive, with growers commenting on both the experience itself and their excitement around the Seminis onion portfolio.
Commercial producers from Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and Ontario, Canada participated in the event that included facility tours at Gumz Muck Farms, Endeavor, Wisconsin, and Dean Kincaid Inc., Palmyra, Wisconsin, with a welcome reception at J. Henry & Sons distillery in Dane, Wisconsin.
During the facility tours, guests engaged with the business operators to exchange ideas and information on crop production, field equipment, product handling and storage, and marketing. The open forum between producers was one of the highlights of the event.
Growers participated in an onion grading session at the Seminis Vegetable Seeds Research Station in Deforest, Wisconsin, reviewing dozens of onion varieties harvested from Seminis research trials. Guests also toured the pathology lab and growing chambers at the research station and learned about ongoing onion research projects important to Midwest and Northeast producers.
Stokes Seeds is a leading distributor of commercial vegetable seed in North America with operations in Thorold, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo, New York and Vineland, New Jersey. Combining eleven experienced US territory managers, exciting new varieties from world-class vendors and exceptional customer service, Stokes Seeds continues to be the seed supplier of choice for growers across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.
For more information, contact Stokes Seeds at 800-263-7233 or www.stokeseeds.com.