Author Archives: Joyce G. Latimer

About Joyce G. Latimer

Joyce G. Latimer is an Extension specialist of greenhouse crops at Virginia Tech University. Latimer can be reached at jlatime@vt.edu.

Is A Container Recycling Program In Your Future?

Like many urban areas, we hear complaints every spring about the number of plastic garden containers consumers collect and have to deal with for disposal. Across the United States, millions of pounds of agricultural plastics, including flower and vegetable containers, are discarded into local landfills every year. As in many states, the nursery and greenhouse

Alternative Heating Guidelines

Many growers use unit heaters that are most often fueled by liquid propane (LP) gas in individual greenhouses. Conversion to alternate fuel sources is not a ready option. Therefore, compare the costs from different fuel providers in your area and choose the best deal available. Maximize greenhouse efficiency in terms of space utilization and energy