Volume 26 Number 2 Spring 2014

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From the President – Education is the Key to Growth
Frank Arnosky

Grower Profile – Jim and Sue Cummings, Redwood Farm
Megan Bame

IPM Update – Diversify Your Filler Options – Not With Boxwood
Stanton Gill

Culture Profile
Hydrangea – Nice Niche
Robert E. McNiel

Cornell-copia – What is a Good Planting Time for Larkspur?
Chris Wien

Small Things Considered – Practical Wisdom
Gay Smith

Research Updates
Zinc Improves Gladiolus Cut Flowers
Effective Fungicides for Gladiolus Rust
Water and Nitrogen Needs of Gladiolus
Megan Bame

Postharvest Handling
Homemade Floral Preservatives for Handling Specialty Cuts
Iftikhar Ahmad and John M. Dole

Book Review
Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers
Lynn Byczynski and Erin Benzakein
Ann Sensenbrenner

Regional Reports
Northeast  Diana Doll
Mid-Atlantic  Jennie Love
Southeast  Tanis Clifton
Midwest  Kent Miles
South-Central  Rita Anders
West and Northwest Paula Rice

What’s New with the ASCFG?

American Flowers (and Flower Farmers) Go to Washington
Debra Prinzing

From the Director
Judy M. Laushman