21st International Pepper Conference

November 4-6, 2012
Waldorf Astoria  |  Naples, Florida


Commercial Field Tour

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Please join us in thanking all of the companies who graciously participated as host sites of our Commercial Field Tour. We appreciate them opening their doors to give us a bird-eye view of their operations and commercial pepper production in South Florida.


7:00AM                                Morning Refreshments in Main Hotel Lobby Alcove (ground floor)
7:45AM                                BOARD BUSES*
*Participants are divided into two tour groups. Both groups will visit the same commercial operations. The color coded field trip card in your name tag pouch indicates which group you were assigned to. Please board the bus coded for your assigned group. 

Tour Group 1 – [YELLOW CARD]
Board Buses Parked in Front Circle Drive
(Go straight after exiting hotel)
8:00 am             Depart Hotel 

8:45 – 9:15         Lipman Produce
                         Estero, FL

9:50 – 10:40       Sakata Seed America, Inc.
                         Fort Myers, FL

11:15 – 12:00     Seminis Seed
                         Felda, FL

12:30 – 1:30        LUNCH BUFFET
                         Immokalee Technical Center                          (iTech), Immokalee, FL

1:50 – 2:15          Harris Moran Farm
                          Immokalee, FL

3:15 – 3:45          Redi Plants
                          Naples, FL

4:00 – 4:45         Syngenta Seeds
                          Naples, FL

5:15                   Return to Hotel

Tour Group 2 – [GREEN CARD]
Board Buses Parked at Side Entrance of Hotel
(Turn left after exiting hotel)

8:00 am             Depart Hotel

8:30 – 9:15         Syngenta Seeds
                          Naples, FL

9:25 – 9:55         Redi Plants
                          Naples, FL

10:55 – 11:25      Harris Moran Seed Company
                          Immokalee, FL

12:00 - 12:45      Sakata Seed America, Inc.
                          Fort Myers, FL

1:30 – 2:30          LUNCH BUFFET
                          Immokalee Technical Center
                          (iTech), Immokalee, FL

2:45 – 3:20          Seminis Seed
                           Felda, FL

4:10 – 4:40          Lipman Produce
                           Estero, FL

5:30                    Return to Hotel

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Conference Deadlines

Abstracts Due:
Midnight EDT
Sunday, July. 15, 2012


Submitters Receive Notification on Status of Abstracts:
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012


All Speakers and Poster Presenters must Register to Confirm Participation:
Friday, Aug. 17, 2012


Early Registration Deadline: Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012


Hotel Reservation Deadline:
Friday, Sept. 14, 2012
Be sure to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.



Photos of Syngenta pepper varieties: Bayonet, Red Victory and Sinai are copyrighted by a Syngenta Group Company and used with permission.

Photos of Sakata pepper variety: El Rey is copyrighted by Sakata Seed America and used with permission.

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