The UMass Extension Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Program supports the greenhouse industry with research and information on environmentally safe production practices and marketing. The greenhouse industry is one of the largest production agriculture moneymakers in Massachusetts's, valued at $78 million dollars. There are over 1000 commercial greenhouse and flower producing operations growing potted plants, perennials, bedding plants and cut flowers. The team's overall goal is to help Massachusetts greenhouse growers remain profitable within the environmental, social, and economic climate of the state.
Scheduled for November 2018....The first greenhouse conference was held in 1972 and has grown into a tradition. The Northeast Greenhouse Conference is a biennial event for greenhouse growers, garden retailers, allied trade, educators and students. Featuring two full days of educational concurrent sessions on a wide range of topics including greenhouse culture, plant nutrition, pest management and business management and dedicated tradeshow time.
Northeast Greenhouse Conference Program and more info....
See: Handouts and Presentations from our recent educational programs.
Hot off the press! 300 pages of current recommendations for nonchemical and chemical management of greenhouse insects, mites, diseases, weeds and algae, plus recommendations for using plant growth regulators. The Guide is updated every two years by floriculture faculty and staff from the six New England State Universities, and is published by New England Floriculture, Inc. The guide is available for $40 per copy at our UMass Extension bookstore. More information!
http://greenhousepestguide.umass.edu/ and http://greenhousediseaseguide.umass.edu/
Try our mobile optimized website apps for insect, mite and disease management of greenhouse crops. Both guides contain options for biocontrol control, products for organic production and pesticides for commercial greenhouse production.