Growing Magazine - October, 2012

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America's Pumpkin Growers Unite in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

A Colorado nonprofit organization is uniting America's pumpkin growers in the fight against breast cancer. The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation helps U.S. growers donate a percentage of sales of each Porcelain Doll F1 pink pumpkin grown to organizations supporting breast cancer research.

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New England Nursery Association Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The New England Nursery Association (NENA) celebrated the organization's 100-year anniversary on September 13, 2012, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. Members from across the region gathered to reconnect with friends and colleagues, swap stories, and look at what lies ahead for New England's commercial horticulture industry.

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Growing Tomorrow's Florida Citrus Leaders

As enrollment in college agriculture programs continues to surge, today's ag students seek hands-on internships. The Syngenta Florida Citrus Summer Intern Program is one of those internships.

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Moving LEDs from the Theatre to the Greenhouse

Penn State researchers from theatre arts and horticulture have collaborated with the Office of Physical Plant (OPP) to fine-tune lighting for improved plant growth and energy conservation in greenhouses.

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Asparagus Farms Sprouting Up Around Washington

Asparagus, a crop that's been grown in the Mid-Columbia for more than 100 years, peaked at 30,000 acres in 1990. Today, only about 5,000 acres are left in the state, but that number is growing year by year.

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