Ten Easy Steps to Improve Greenhouse Efficiency
February 28, 2014
This winter's low temperatures and high energy prices have greenhouse operators across the state looking for ways to manage heating and power costs. Penn State Agricultural Engineer Dan Ciolkosz addressed this topic at a recent Extension greenhouse meeting held at Gumto Greenhouses near Butler, PA. According to Ciolkosz, the key to energy conservation is in eliminating unnecessary waste by using high efficiency equipment, turning things off when not in use, and re-using energy when practical.
Pest Diagnostic Exercise
February 20, 2014
You’ve observed dieback in the crowns of a several recently planted green ash trees on a property that you’re responsible for in your work area. Some of the trees have declined in recent years, and your clients want you to diagnose the problem and save their ash trees from any further decline.
Vole Control in Overwintering Nursery Stock
February 12, 2014
You know the situation…you and your crew spent days cleaning, pruning and moving perennial and nursery stock into your overwintering houses. After a few weeks you walk through and notice some of the pots have half the media volume they had when you moved them!