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UMass Extension Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture

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.

Floral Notes Newsletter
Floral Notes Newsletter

Floral Notes is a newsletter published bimonthly, providing research-based information on greenhouse crop production, pest management and related topics. See archived copies here.  Floral Notes is also available via email by subscription. Contact Douglas Cox at

Handouts from Recent Educational Programs

See: Handouts and Presentations from our recent educational programs.


2017-2018 New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide
2017-2018 New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide

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!

Greenhouse Pest & Disease Guides Web Apps
Greenhouse Pest Guide Website app and
Try our mobile optimized website apps for insect, mite and disease management of greenhouse crops. See the fact sheet 'Useful Apps for Greenhouse Growers' for more app options for greenhouse production.

Receive Pest Messages by Email
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Stay up to date with important greenhouse information. Contact Geoffrey to have your name added to the email list to receive Massachusetts greenhouse updates.
Greenhouse Management Update