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Roger McGaughey Columnist, Head Grower - Pioneer Gardens

Head grower at Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Roger was educated in Northern Ireland and England and has 44 years experience as a grower.

Recent Articles

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Uncertain Times
Roger McGaughey
It’s probably an understatement to say that spring this year threw us all into a predicament that none of us expected.
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New Kids on the Block
Roger McGaughey
For those of you who haven’t heard, GardenChoice is a new group in the world of horticulture dedicated to providing unique well-trialed perennials to our industry.
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Looking Forward to the First Spring
Roger McGaughey
A new greenhouse with new infrastructure will always involve a learning curve.
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Fall 2019
Roger McGaughey
As in all walks of life, there are lessons to be learned.
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Embracing Change
Roger McGaughey
This spring at Pioneer, we’re involved in some major change.
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Trade Show Experience
Roger McGaughey
Having a booth at a trade show vs. being an attendee offers very different perspectives.
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Another Successful Outdoor BCA Season
Roger McGaughey
Helping to minimize our reliability on chemical control methods is a win-win situation for all concerned.
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Irrigation Specialists
Roger McGaughey
It’s often said that the person with the hosepipe in their hand is one of the most important employees on the nursery.
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Building for the Future
Roger McGaughey
Graduating from college shows students have the learning capabilities, but we have to teach them the important, day-to-day aspects of large-scale crop production.
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Orius insidiosus: A Natural Thrips Killer
Roger McGaughey
During a field walk, I explained how we use beds of lobularia as a habitat to attract natural Orius with the goal of assisting with thrips control. The question was asked: “What is Orius?”
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