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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Vol. 78 No. 12


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April 2015 Issue

Features
Winning With a Good Defense | Aaron Hobbs
Open, proactive communication is an important part of sound pesticide practices.

Bench Over Troubled Water | Paul Fisher & Bruce McKay
For the next several months, we’ll feature articles on specific topics that you can find on the new online tool, Back Pocket Grower. This month: online help on pathogens and other water-related issues.



Culture Notes
Real Series: Early Springs Lobelia | Ryan Hall
For the next several months, we’ll be highlighting varieties from Ball FloraPlant’s Real Series. This month: a true blue flower for the garden.

Growing Award-Winning Salvia | Mike Huggett
The Summer Jewel series brings great attributes that include faster finishing times, durable garden performance and environmental benefits.



Columns
Apprentice or Intern? | Peter Leonard
I find myself in a position to mentor a new generation of freshly minted college graduates testing the waters, which has stirred me to reflect on how my own experiences as both an intern and apprentice have influenced my career decisions.

Integrity | Jennifer Zurko
Lately, I’ve been a bit disappointed in my journalist brethren. It seems all I’ve been hearing is news of shoddy reporting and sensationalism to sell a story.




Under an Acre

Running a growing operation may not be the first career that comes to mind for a veteran, but for Jamie Critelli, owner of Floral Beauty Greenhouses in Elmira, New York, it’s a natural fit, providing another opportunity to serve his country.

Growers Talk Business

Here’s the list of maxims that have become the core components of Raker culture. They’re the concepts that I hope will never change, no matter what the future delivers.
Acres & Acres

In my experience, few businesses do the little things exceptionally well. Which is why I—and I think all customers—respond so favorably to small details done right.

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