Author Archives: Régis Larouche

About Régis Larouche

Régis Larouche (r.larouche@agrisys.ca) is an agronomist with Agrisys Consultants Inc. His specialties include crop protection, biological control and computerized climate control of the greenhouse environment.

Irrigation And Fertilizer Tips For New Vegetable Growers

Compared to other variable costs, fertilizers are not the largest part of the budget in conventional greenhouse production. Nevertheless, over the course of the season, mistakes in fertilizer use can lead to significant damages or crop losses. That makes this an important topic for ornamental growers who are experimenting with growing vegetable crops. This article

Labor Management Tips For Greenhouse Vegetables

Shifting production from ornamentals to vegetable crops can be relatively simple with regard to production. However, there are a number of things you will need to consider with regard to the organization and training of your staff. This article will focus on labor management applicable to a variety of greenhouse vegetable crops. The labor requirements

Four Food Safety And Handling Considerations For Greenhouse Vegetables

Vegetable production isn’t all that different from ornamentals production for a veteran grower. But if you’re growing vegetables to harvest and market rather than selling the plants themselves, there are some important differences. As an edible crop, there are some food safety and handling considerations you may not have thought about. Before you decide to add

Retrofits And New Equipment For Greenhouse Vegetables

Shifting production from ornamentals to vegetable crops can be relatively simple with regard to production. However, there are numerous components of a greenhouse that, with a bit of retrofitting, may result in greater efficiency and a better crop. This article will focus on basic elements a grower should consider before moving into greenhouse produce at

Vegetable Insect And Disease Issues You Need To Know

Most flower growers are finished with their crops by the end of May or the beginning of June. Even if they plan to produce a fall crop, there is likely some down time, so many are looking at the potential for growing vegetables in those empty greenhouses between production cycles. But vegetables can be a

Three Keys To Success In Greenhouse Vegetables

So – you are thinking about growing produce. I have worked with many growers both in the U.S. and Canada on incorporating vegetables into their greenhouse production over the years. Even as more growers become interested and the market gets more competitive, growers can still make good money for their products. In my experience, the