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December 2016 Issue

Features
Wage & Benefit Survey: Under the Overtime Rule | Jennifer Zurko
For the 21st year in a row, we take a look at how wages and employee benefits stack up in our industry. This year, we also asked you about the new overtime rule and how it will affect your staff and business.

Coal in the Stocking | Jennifer Zurko
We asked a handful of greenhouse owners to tell us what their biggest business mistake was and how they learned from it.



Culture Notes
Being Successful with Succulents | Amanda Flint & Alison Strate
Although succulents are not new for us, we constantly seek to learn more about these strange yet beautiful plants from industry experts.

Growing Chick Charms Hens & Chicks | Maria Zampini
Breeder Chris Hansen evaluated his private collection of close to 500 different plants and selected 12 of the most colorful varieties not readily available in the marketplace to create the Chick Charms collection.



Columns
5 Tips to Make the Most of Sampling Opportunities | Jeanne Svob
How do you freshen your assortment while maintaining the “bread and butter” items that go out the door with every order?

The Day the Water Expert Solved Two Mysteries Without Getting Out of the Truck | Paul Westervelt
Our state water disease expert, Dr. Chuan Hong, solved both of our water problems from the comfort of the passenger seat while looking over our irrigation pond.




Under an Acre

The inspiration for Groth’s Gardens in Winterset, Iowa, began with a family visit to a dentist office.
Pest Management

Greenhouses are home to all kinds of pests that fly, run, crawl, squirm and dig. With all this going on, it’s easy to overlook pests that hardly do anything at all.
Growers Talk Business

None of us is any good at defining culture, much less diagnosing or changing it. We might have a feel for it, but, like Jell-O, we can’t hold it in our hands.
Acres & Acres

The look and feel of your business is part of sales and marketing, and you should invest in that with as much gusto as you would in a new catalog or advertising plan.

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