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August 2015 Issue

Features
But Wait … There’s More! | Jennifer Zurko, Paul Pilon & Chris Beytes
Part 2 of our Spring Trials coverage includes perennials, shrubs, potted plants and other colorful, profitable—and fun!—stuff we saw along the California coast.

Filling Their Shoes | Vic Turkot
A few New Jersey growers who started their businesses around the same time years ago are now facing a similar dilemma on who’s going to take over when they retire.



Culture Notes
Natural Season Garden Mum Finishing Tips | Mark Smith
A successful garden mum program starts with a good crop plan, including variety selection and crop schedule.

Real Series: A Fiesta of Color | Ryan Hall
To continue our series on Ball FloraPlant’s Real Series, we’ll be taking a look at pretty double impatiens. What does “Real” mean? Everything flowers and ships within the same week, shares the same culture recommendations, finishes with the same habit and vigor, and is the most uniform assortment on the market.



Columns
Outside Influences | Jennifer Zurko
It seems that, out of all of the segments of our industry, the landscape trade is the most affected by a lot of these outside influences, which in turn affects the growers and even the consumers.

Surfactant Superpowers: Optimizing Pesticide Performance | Rick Yates
Surfactants improve the performance of pesticide applications by breaking the surface tension of the spray droplets. The more uniformly the plant surfaces are covered, the higher the percentage of pests that are contacted.




Under an Acre

In a region that was surrounded by glaciers, the wind and cooler temperatures, a peony farm may seem a risky venture. However, it was one that Michelle LaFriniere readily embraced.
Pest Management

There are hundreds of armored scale species in the U.S., however, species composition and severity will vary based on your region.
Growers Talk Business

If you’ve had the good fortune to survive the last decade, the morning’s rising sun makes you wonder what kind of challenge the new day will bring.
Acres & Acres

Sounds mediocre, doesn’t it? On a scale of 1 to 100, that would be 69. In school, a D+ or, if the teacher is kind, a C-. Nothing to write home about, that’s for sure. And some extra homework is in order.

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