Crop Culture
A successful energy-efficient and space-efficient poinsettia crop starts with the variety selection, correct planning, quality young plant material (rooted or unrooted), perfect planting conditions, and proper pinching.
This time last year, I talked about work done at Guelph that looked at the advantages of “strip cropping” in field vegetables.
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Ontario greenhouse growers were again front and centre during judging in the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program.
The trip from the greenhouse to a garden centre can damage plants, causing them to lose their esthetic appeal and selling potential.
This is the time of year when many greenhouse vegetable growers are thinking about cleaning up in preparation for next year’s crop
During preparations for every seasonal crop, a series of steps are required before the actual production phase. These steps are commonly called the “tune-up.”
Yes, it is almost the first day of August as I am writing this article and many growers are already planning next season.
Managing crops to yield maximum profitability should be on the top of every grower’s list of goals and objectives. Borrowing a name from the ’90s, this involves applying “best management practices” to all aspects of production to assure maximum success
The winter harvest, as we practice it at Four Season Farm, has three components: cold-hardy vegetables, succession planting, and protected cultivation.
Growing any crop for a certain shipping date has its own lessons to be learned. Growing poinsettia for a shipping date that spans from early November to Dec. 23 has unique lessons every season
Early last year at an organic conference, Geneviève Labrie, of the University of Québec in Montreal reported results of some work she had been doing on field vegetables (hang on in there with me if you’re a greenhouse flower grower).
Jan. 11, 2010 – If we grow a good crop, we like to do it again, if our crop was poor, we like to make the changes required. In either case, the change to – or repetition of – our growing program requires concrete information from the previous season's crops.  For guidelines on crop record-keeping explanations click to download Mel's Crop Cookbook.
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Mel's Crop Cookbook
If we grow a good crop, we like to do it again, if our crop was poor, we like to make the changes required. In either case, the change to – or repetition of – our growing program requires concrete information from the previous season's crops.

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