New greenhouse sanitation fact sheet from AAF

July 07, 2015
Written by
July 7, 2015, Edmonton – Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has released a new fact sheet to help greenhouse growers with their integrated pest management (IPM) programs.

Greenhouse Sanitation looks at how growers can improve crop quality and reduce pests.

“Proper greenhouse sanitation is one of the most important but often more overlooked aspects of a quality IPM program,” says Dustin Morton, commercial horticulture specialist, AF, Stettler.

“The greenhouse environment with its warm, humid climate is the perfect environment for weeds, diseases and insects, which can all seriously harm production. By taking appropriate steps, such as the ones outlined in this new publication, greenhouse growers can ensure a quality crop and a reduction in pest-related problems during the growing season.

The new fact sheet looks at sanitization, assessment and pre-crop removal, crop removal, clean up and disinfection, irrigation line cleaning, and more. 

“An IPM program depends on a good quality greenhouse sanitation regime and year-end clean,” says Morton.

“By following the measures outlined in this publication, greenhouse operators can help ensure their subsequent crops are healthy, vigorous and looking their best for customers.


The new fact sheet is available on line from AF’s webpage. Hard copies are also available by calling 780-427-0391 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Add comment

Security code

Subscription Centre

New Subscription
Already a Subscriber
Customer Service
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

Expo FIHOQ 2018
Wed Nov 14, 2018 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Green Industry Show 2018
Thu Nov 15, 2018
Poinsettia Open House
Tue Nov 20, 2018 @10:00am - 02:30pm
Farm Energy Workshop
Sat Nov 24, 2018
Tue Nov 27, 2018
Great Lakes Expo 2018
Tue Dec 04, 2018 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.