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Monday, April 27, 2015 Vol. 78 No. 12


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April 2015 Issue

Features
Got a Pest? There’s an App for That. | Mary Woodsen
New Greenhouse Scout app puts big data in your pocket.

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



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
Are Boxes and Common Carriers “Plant Pests”? | Paul Westervelt
Everybody has a story or 12 of a shipment gone terribly wrong.

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.




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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