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About these Updates

Welcome to UMass Extension’s Greenhouse Update for commercial growers of greenhouse crops and flowers.

Tina Smith, former University of Massachusetts Extension Floriculture Specialist and Leanne Pundt, University of Connecticut Extension started the New England Greenhouse Update website in 2005. The website was a collaborative effort to contribute pest messages, photos and other information from observations at greenhouses in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

As of the 2018 growing season, the UMass Extension Greenhouse Crops & Floriculture Team will use this website to post messages for Massachusetts growers covering timely topics and updates based on scouting observations.  If you have changed your email address or if you are not receiving our email messages, please send us your email address by contacting Geoffrey Njue at gnjue@umext.umass.eduand we will update our records.

Leanne Pundt has an email list specifically for Connecticut growers. If you are greenhouse grower located in Connecticut and are not currently receiving specific email updates from Leanne Pundt, UConn Extension, please send your email to and she will add you to her list.

The University of Massachusetts Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Program supports the greenhouse industry with researched based information on environmentally safe production practices. Educational activities include newsletters, publications, workshops, conferences, training programs, diagnostic services and research.

View our latest Greenhouse Update