Volume 24 Number 1 Winter 2012

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From the President
Polly Hutchison

2012 New Varieties

2011 ASCFG Cut Flower Seed Trials
John M. Dole and Judy M. Laushman

2011 ASCFG Perennial & Woody Trials
John M. Dole and Judy M. Laushman

2011 ASCFG Chrysanthemum Trial
John M. Dole and Judy M. Laushman

Postharvest Treatment of Specialty Cut Flowers
Alicain S. Carlson, Briggitte D. Crawford, John M. Dole, and Ingram F. McCall

Cornell-copia – Can We Make Sunflowers More Productive with the Right Pinching and Spacing Combinations?
Chris Wien

Janet’s Gems  – Wooly Bears and Hedgehog Gourds
Janet Foss

Back to Basics  – Seed Germination Using LED Lights
Johann Buck and David Kuack

Small Things Considered – Service with a Smile
Gay Smith

IPM Update 
Dormant Greenhouse – A Good Time to Clean Up   Stanton Gill
Pesticide Mixtures   Raymond Cloyd

Research Updates
Using Flowers to Attract Beneficial Insects in Field Crops
Hot Water Treatment for Asiatic Lilies
Controlling Corm Rot and Vascular Wilt in Gladiolus with Rhizobacterial Mix
Megan Bame

Grower Profile – Jen Syme, Jen’s Bouquets, Syme Family Farm  Broad Brook, Connecticut
Megan Bame

Regional Reports
Northeast  Missy Bahret
Mid-Atlantic  Becky Devlin
Southeast  Charles Hendrick
Midwest  Kent Miles
South Central  Rita Anders
West  Christof Bernau
Northwest  Diane Szukovathy


Grower Grant Report – Comparison of Cover Crops for Aisle Weed Suppression in Black Plastic Growing Systems
Michelle Elston

From the Director
Judy Laushman