California Spring Trials
Saturday, April 9, 2016 through Thursday, April 14, 2016
The California Spring Trials (CAST) event includes many of the leading plant breeders, growers, and suppliers showcasing their plant varieties and new products. Formerly known as the “Pack Trials,” attendees use the event as an opportunity to get an early look at products and to learn directly from producers the recommended growing and retail strategies.
The California Spring Trials is an annual week-long event held at various locations throughout the state and is not open to the general public. It is for businesses and their employees associated with the horticulture industry. The event is a launching ground for some of the newest plant varieties, signage and packaging products, and merchandising programs and concepts. In addition, many locations include PGR experiments, outdoor trialing, and technical information and help.
If you are interested in visiting any of the locations, it is recommended (and sometimes required) that you make a reservation. There is no fee to participate. You can view the location schedule and register for each location using the links below.
The official dates are April 9th thru April 14th but some locations but the closing date may vary at some locations (as noted). Most locations are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Transportation and logistics are the responsibility of the attendee.