Management Practices Guide: Guide for Producing Nursery Crops ( Bilderback et al., 2013 ). Agriculture, including nursery and greenhouse operations, is considered a leading source of nonpoint source water pollution ( U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2005
Rachel Mack, James S. Owen, Alex X. Niemiera, and Joyce Latimer
Christopher J. Currey and Roberto G. Lopez
Operations and Management. Students collected data on crop growth, media and irrigation water properties, greenhouse environments, and pests every week in 2011 [PU (n = 10)] and 2013 [ISU (n = 10), PU (n = 6)] or biweekly in 2015 [ISU (n = 11)]. At PU
Gregory J. McKee, Frank G. Zalom, and Rachael E. Goodhue
validation of fixed-precision sequential sampling plans for estimating population density Environ. Entomol. 24 261 270 Toscano, N. Zalom, F. 2003 Management of greenhouse whiteflies Strawberry News Bull California
Rachel Mack, James S. Owen Jr., Alex X. Niemiera, and David J. Sample
moisture, mode of application, and other considerations related to use Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. Proc. 26 584 587 Mack, R. Owen, J.S. Jr Niemiera, A.X. Latimer, J.G. 2017 Virginia nursery and greenhouse grower survey of best management practices HortTechnology
Danielle D. Treadwell, George J. Hochmuth, Robert C. Hochmuth, Eric H. Simonne, Lei L. Davis, Wanda L. Laughlin, Yuncong Li, Teresa Olczyk, Richard K. Sprenkel, and Lance S. Osborne
literature on organic and conventional basil production that could be applied to nutrient management in organic greenhouse basil production. Production methods used in greenhouse herb production Planting and harvesting. Organic producers are required to use
Lois Berg Stack
Information presented in greenhouse management courses has changed in response to several factors. Increasingly, students must learn about:
- new technologies such as the use of computers in crop management, and new techniques such as implementation of biological pest management;
- regulations like the EPA/OSHA chemical safety laws;
- experimental procedures, to be able to assess future technologies and techniques during their careers; and
- professionalism (industry leadership, ability to work with the media, knowledge of how to impact law).
Changes in course content and procedures over time, and methods of teaching increased types and amounts of information, are discussed through results of a survey of current instructors of greenhouse management courses.
Hardeep Singh, Megha R. Poudel, Bruce Dunn, Charles Fontanier, and Gopal Kakani
conditions compared with sufficient N supply. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of CO 2 supplementation with precision irrigation and fertilizer management of greenhouse-grown ornamentals. We hypothesized that CO 2 supplementation would
Joshua K. Craver and Kimberly A. Williams
increasingly important topic for many greenhouse production courses. Nutrient management in hydroponic production systems is more intensive than a typical production scenario because the grower must more closely manage all macro- and micronutrients for the crop
Michael R. Evans, Todd J. Cavins, Jeff S. Kuehny, Richard L. Harkess, and Greer R. Lane
Economics and logistics have greatly reduced or eliminated the ability of horticulture instructors to use field trips or on-site visits as educational tools. This is especially problematic in the field of greenhouse management and controlled environment agriculture, since the facilities and technologies used are essential to the discipline. To address this problem, we developed 15 DVD-based virtual field trips (VFT's) that instructors may use to demonstrate to students the most up-to-date facilities, technologies, and management strategies used in greenhouse management (ornamental and food crops) and controlled environment agriculture (GCEA). Each VFT included a preface with background information about the company, a tour organized by subject chapters, self-examination, and a teacher's guide with additional information and case studies. Each land-grant institution with an instructional program in greenhouse management of controlled-environment agriculture will be provided a free copy of each VFT, which will benefit all instructors of GCEA in the United States.
Michael A. Schnelle and Sharon L. von Broembsen
A pilot IPM program has been implemented for the commercial greenhouse industry in Oklahoma. Key growers and cooperative extension agents have formed working IPM teams across the state. After administering a pretest to establish an educational baseline, IPM workshops have been presented to growers and agents. By use of these specialist-mediated workshops key growers have received sufficient training to implement a multi-phase IPM program. Establishment of proper cultural and management practices has occurred within the first six months of training. As a result, advanced growers are now implementing basic IPM practices and are anticipating the use of biological controls within this year. Due to the success of the pilot program, workshops will be offered statewide next year. Extension IPM bulletins are being written to facilitate the comprehensive effort. This pilot program should serve as a model and impetus for extension specialists and greenhouse grower organizations in other states to incorporate IPM strategies in their production and management practices.