The UMass Extension Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Team 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.
November 9-10, 2016, Holiday Inn, Boxborough, MA....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 subjects including greenhouse culture, plant nutrition, pest management and business management. New this year - selected sessions offered in spanish language. More than 100 exhibitors during dedicated tradeshow time.
Program coming soon. See our story: Northeast Greenhouse Conference
Fertilizer retailers, landscape and turf practitioners in Massachusetts are advised to keep informed about plant nutrient management regulations. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) has developed statewide plant nutrient regulations that went into effect in 2015. For information about the regulations from MDAR see: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/pesticides/plant-nutrient-management.html
See: Handouts and Presentations from our recent educational programs.
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. Just $40. Order your copy today!
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.