Volume 22 Number 2 Spring 2010

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From the President
Vicki Stamback

Are Internships Right for Your Farm?
Christof Bernau

Small Things Considered – Is Value Overrated?
Gay Smith

IPM Update –  Aphids – Early Pests of the Season
Stanton Gill

Research Update
A Non-volatile 1-MCP Alternative
Postharvest Treatment Improves Opening and Vase Life of Iris Flowers
UV-C Irradiation for Postharvest Treatment of Freesia
Megan Bame

Grower Profile  – Becky Devlin
Back Bay Flower Company, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Megan Bame

Back to Basics – Buying a Used Tractor
John W. Inman P.E.

Transforming Rudbeckia into a Fall-flowering Cut Flower
Chris Wien

From the Archives – Spicy Orange in the Mix
Janet Foss

Grower Grant Research Results – Perennial Season Extension Trial
Susan Wright, Shady Grove Gardens & Nursery, Vilas, North Carolina

Regional Reports
Northeast – Polly Hutchison
Mid-Atlantic – Andrea Gagnon
Southeast – Susan Wright
Midwest – Quinton Tschetter 
South-Central – Josie Crowson
West – Christof Bernau
Northwest – Diane Szukovathy

Holding Steady, Ready to Rebound
Ira Silvergleit

Flower Lifeline IQ Test
W. Kurt Schroeder, AIFD, AAF, PFCI


From the Director
Judy Laushman