Seed being submitted for the 2017 Northern Colorado onion variety trials is due no later than Feb. 24, according to information provided by the Colorado State University Extension in Brighton, CO.
Cost for the 2017 variety trials is $200 per coated seed variety and $300 for raw seed variety for two locations.
Participants are asked to send at least eight ounces of coated seed by the deadline date, with the reminder that Coated seed is now used to facilitate consistent planting with farm equipment. Raw seed is accepted if participant is unable to provide coated, and the extension service said that a special effort will be made to thin these raw seed plots to compare with the coated varieties.
The extensions release emphasized, It is imperative that we receive this seed by February 24, 2017, so we can plant when the surrounding fields are planted.
In addition to seed and fee, applicants are asked to include a brief description of any variety that has not been in the trials previously. Also provide the color and storage capability such as: Long term, Intermediate, or Short Term for each variety, the release requested.
Checks should be made payable to Adams County, and varieties are to be sent to Cassey Anderson, CSU Cooperative Extension, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601-8114. For more information, call Cassey at 303-637-8103 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.