Tips on Preparing Your Greenhouse for Spring

Tips on Preparing Your Greenhouse for Spring

Prep-Your-Greenhouse-for-Spring greenhouse sanitation

Photo by Jeremy Jubenville, MSU

Winter is typically a quiet time for greenhouses. While many operations aren’t expecting plant material for another six to eight weeks, some propagation rooms are already showing signs of life. This also means that now is a great time to think about how you’re going to control pests in your spring crops.

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Jeremy Jubenville with Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) says good cultural practices are the foundation of every successful pest management program. But what does that actually look like?

In a recent post on MSUE’s website, Jubenville outlines several different ways to start with clean greenhouse crops and reduce the risk of new infestations throughout the season. Topics addressed in the post include:
• Weed management
• Cleaning and sanitizing growing spaces
• Soil treatment
• Setting up quarantine areas to isolate new plant material if necessary.

Read the complete article here.