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Pest and Disease Management

Troubleshooting Fall Greenhouse Pests and Disease

Posted by Zack Foust, Sales Representative on 10/16/2018

One of the benefits to controlled environment growing is the ability to grow year-round if desired. While fall typically signals the end of a growing season for many field crop farms, backyard gardens and nurseries, many hydroponic farmers growing in a controlled environment are still going strong. These operations monitor the outdoor environment and adjust their growing environments accordingly to maintain optimal growing conditions with light, humidity, temperature, etc.

Battling Botrytis

Posted by Cropking on 10/2/2017
Botrytis cinerea

Disease pressure in an environmentally controlled hydroponic greenhouse is minimal compared to field conditions, but the threat is never completely eliminated. If growers don’t keep a watchful eye on the internal climate, diseases could proliferate rapidly and even devastate the crop.

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