Raker's Equation For Selecting Genetics

September 2013
Greenhouse Grower;Sep2013, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p26
The article focuses on the young plant growing firm C. Raker & Sons Inc. which ships its product to both small and mid-sized growers. It mentions that the research and development team of the company evaluates all processes for varieties of plants with genetics from all breeders to ensure plant production. Susie Raker-Zimmerman, general manager of the company, says that big box grower's need product that can be well shipped where as small to mid-size growers want diversity in plant selection.


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