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Golden State Bulb Growers to Attend Cultivate 16

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Find Golden State Bulb Glowers at Cultivate 16!

Golden State Bulb Growers will be attending Cultivate 2016 in Columbus, OH from July 9-12, 2016. An exciting new variety of the Aloha Lily Eucomis Collection will be on display for the first time in addition to our 2016-17 new introductions from California Spring Trials 2016. Our booth will also include our assortment of Callafornia Callas retail selections, On Top Begonias and new marketing ideas. Find our products in the New Varieties Zone NV 52 & 53 or at booth #2429.


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New Callafornia Callas Varieties for 2016-17!

Callafornia Callas Lip Gloss, Peach Pazazz, Peppermint Twist and Strawberry Blush.

Looking to meet with a representative from Golden State Bulb Growers at Cultivate? Contact one of us below!

Region Sales Rep Contact Info Email
Western North America
John Short
+1 (831) 728-0500 ext. 260
Eastern North America
Wilfred Keijzer
+1 (831) 750-6555
South America
Robert Melendez
+1 (831) 728-0500 ext. 255
Europe & Africa
Kees de Graaf
+31 6 303 953 76
Asia & Australia
Worth Brown
+1 (831) 728-0500 ext. 204
Advertising & Marketing
Ashley Nally
+1 (831) 728-0500 ext. 259
Breeding
Peter Beckman
+1 (831) 728-0500 ext. 221

GSBG: Committed to Innovation

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GSBG implements a new Grading Machine for Calla Lilies

This year GSBG purchased a new grading machine for calla lilies that has helped increase uniformity and productivity in their bulb production.  This new system is a statement to GSBG’s commitment to advancement and innovation.

The grading system was purchased from MAF Industries, a company specializing in manufacturing of grading systems for various types of produce. Significant increases in productivity have been achieved by using this grading system.  This has allowed GSBG to eliminate the second shift during the peak season, which is particularly beneficial in light of continually rising labor costs and shortages.

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Calla Bulb

MAF custom designed the grading machine for calla lilies.  The system uses advanced camera and software technology to determine the size of each tuber and uniformly deliver it to trays for storage and shipping. This design includes modified deliveries and transition points, use of specialized materials and unique software programming.  These features work together to ensure highly accurate sizing without jeopardizing cosmetic quality.

All sections of the machine operate with variable speed drives allowing maximum flexibility in staffing of the system.   The machine also has the ability to adjust to tubers with variable quality characteristics.

The grading system was designed to efficiently handle the quality inspection and re-sizing of product that happens later in the season. GSBG is currently working on fine tuning their system to be able to handle other seasonal crops they produce.