'Keep it CLEAN' is a comprehensive guide for greenhouse growers which lists and describes more than 70 management practices that can significantly reduce the costs and losses resulting from pests and diseases.
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Greenhouse horticulture is the production of horticultural crops within, under or sheltered by structures to provide modified growing conditions and/or protection from pests, diseases and adverse weather. In its broadest definition, greenhouse horticulture includes the use of greenhouses and glasshouses, shade houses, screen houses and crop top structures.
Controlled environment horticulture (CEH) is the most modern and sophisticated form of greenhouse horticulture. It is sometimes referred to as "controlled environment agriculture". CEH combines high technology greenhouses with hydroponic (soilless) growing systems. CEH makes it possible to consistently and reliably control or manipulate the growing environment and effectively manage nutrition, pests and diseases in crops.
NSW Department of Primary Industries conducts research, advisory and education programs into production systems with the aim to increase profitability and productivity and assist growers to attain world's best-practice in producing high-quality, high-value fresh produce in sustainable systems.
IN THIS SECTION
- Structures and technology
Types of greenhouses; venting, heating, cooling, lighting and controlling climate in greenhouses.
- Pests, diseases & disorders
Integrated pest and disease management, identification and biological control.
Hydroponic production and technologies.
- Managing greenhouse waste water
Managing waste water and run-off.
- Starting up, planning & management
Guidelines and other business management information.
- NSW Department of Primary Industries and greenhouse horticulture industry contacts
Details of the people working in your industry and information about the National Centre for Greenhouse Horticulture.
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