2011 - 2012 New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide –
A Management Guide for Insects, Diseases, Weeds and Growth Regulators
2011 - 2012 New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide - A Management Guide for Insects, Diseases, Weeds and Growth Regulators Now Available
Greenhouse growers throughout New England rely on the New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide as an unbiased source of detailed crop-specific production recommendations. This compendium of up-to-date information about products that manage insects, mites, diseases, weeds and algae, and regulate plant growth, is a must-have manual for professional growers. Since the last edition, several new products have become available and have been incorporated into the 2011- 2012 publication. With the guide, you will receive 250+ pages of up-to date recommendations for nonchemical and chemical management of greenhouse problems, specific to New England, in a durable plastic comb binding.
This year, the Guide introduces a pest identification website, developed by Guide contributors Leanne Pundt of Univ. of Connecticut, and Tina Smith and Paul Lopes of Univ. of Massachusetts. The website (http://www.negreenhouseupdate.info/index.php/photo-library) provides photos and descriptions of hundreds of plant problems caused by insects, mites, diseases, nutritional disorders and cultural procedures.
All of the Guide’s chemical recommendations are presented within the framework of sustainability. The insect/mite section, for example, presents a practical approach to establishing a comprehensive integrated pest management program, beginning with detailed information about pest identification and step-by-step guidelines for implementing an effective scouting program. Practical guidelines for instituting a biological control program, including use of banker plants and alternative pest control materials, are provided. The plant growth regulator (PGR) section not only provides details of which PGRs to use and how to apply those products to specific crops, but also explains how to manage crop growth environmentally.
The Guide is available for $30 from: University of Connecticut; College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Office of Communications, Resource Center; 1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4035; Storrs, CT 06269-4035. Make checks payable to University of Connecticut ($30 per copy). Visa and MasterCard are also accepted.
For more information contact: Lori Barlow, Office of Communications Resource CenterPhone: (860) 486-3336 and /or Fax: 860-486-0100
Information on our site was developed for conditions in the Northeast. Use in other geographical areas may be inappropriate.
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