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Greenhouse Apps & Mobile Enhanced Websites

Greenhouse Pest Guide - UMASS Amherst (Free, Web App): http://greenhousepestguide.umass.edu/
Greenhouse Disease Guide - UMASS Amherst (Free, Web App): http://greenhousediseaseguide.umass.edu/
IPM Pro ($24.99, Apple, Android):  http://www.ipmproapp.com/
Greenhouse Scout, Cornell ($9.99, Apple, Android): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greenhouse-scout/id879950583?mt=8
Pesticide Side Effects - Biobest (Free, Apple, Android and Blackberry): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/biobest-sideeffects/id497917349?mt=8
PGR Calculator - OHP Inc. (Free, Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ng/app/pgr-calculator/id387478358?mt=8
PGR Mixmaster – Univ. of NH (Free, Apple, Blackberry, Android): http://extension.unh.edu/Mobile-App
Plant Diagnostic Sample Submission – iTunes (Free, Apple):
Priva’s Pest & Disease Tracker (Free with use of Privia’s Fusion system, Apple):
The Greenhouse Growers Toolbox Lite – G Smith Consulting (Free, Apple):
The Greenhouse Growers Toolbox – G Smith Consulting ($32.99, Apple):
Insect Controls for the Greenhouse – Michigan State (Free, Android, Apple):

IPM IN General

Biological Control News: http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/mbcn/
Cornell University Integrated Crop & Pest Management Guidelines for Vegetable Crops:  
CT IPM Program: http://ipm.uconn.edu/pa_greenhouse/
Extensive Search Engine for Horticultural Information: 
Floriculture Greenhouse Update (UMass Amherst):  
Greenhouse & Nursery Resources (West Virginia University & Extension Service):
Griffin Greenhouse GGS Pro Tech Bulletins: http://www.ggspro.com/new/products/bulletins.asp
Iowa State Entomology Index of Internet Resources: Biological Control:
IPM Checklists (Gemplers):
IPM for Commercial Hort. (Univ. of MD Coop. Ext. IPM Program): http://extension.umd.edu/ipm
Northeastern IPM Center:
North Carolina State University Commercial Floriculture Information Center:
NC State Univ. Dept of Entomology, Greenhouse Production:
Oklahoma State Factsheets Database:
Purdue University Floriculture Resources ** Extensive Listings for Floriculture & Greenhouse Production:
Total Plant Management Factsheets (Univ. of Maryland Coop. Ext. IPM Program):  
University of Delaware Coop. Ext. Commercial Horticulture Information/Blog: http://kentcoopextension.blogspot.com/2009/02/greenhouse-and-interiorscape-know-your.html
University of Florida IFAS Nurseries & Greenhouses: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_nurseries_and_greenhouses
UMass Amherst - UMass Extension - Greenhouse Crops & Floriculture:
UNH Greenhouse & Floriculture:

Biological Control Suppliers, Consultants, & Information

Applied Bio-nomics Ltd: http://appliedbio-nomics.com
Assn. of Ntl BioControl Producers: Commercial Suppliers and Information about Biocontrol:
Becker Underwood: http://www.beckerunderwood.com/productsservices/biological-crop-protection/
Beneficial Insectary, Inc.: http://www.insectary.com/
Biobest, Biological Systems: :  
BioControl Network:
Bioworks, Inc.:
BioLogic Company Inc.: http://www.biologicco.com/
Buglady Consulting:
GreenMethods:  http://www.GreenMethods.com
Griffin Greenhouse Supply: http://www.griffins.com/index.asp
Hydro-Gardens: http://hydro-gardens.com/index.html
IPM Laboratories, Inc.:  
Koppert Biological Systems:  
Natural Industries: http://www.naturalindustries.com/

Sound Horticulture: Supplier of Biological Controls and Compost Tea: 
Syngenta Bioline: http://www.syngenta.com/global/Bioline/en/Pages/home.aspx

Plant Nutrition & Health

Agdia Testing Services & Supplies: http://www.agdia.com/
Greenhouse & Floriculture Website 'UNH':
NC State University - Information on Pour Thru Sampling:
PennState Plant Pathology Factsheets:
UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines ‘Diseases” -
UMASS Floric. Update 'Cultural Problems Photo Library': http://www.negreenhouseupdate.info/index.php/cultural-problems
UMASS Floric. Update 'Diseases Photo Library':
UMASS Floric. Update 'Nutritional Disorders Photo Library'': http://www.negreenhouseupdate.info/index.php/nutritional-disorders
UMASS Floric. Update 'Symptoms Look Alikes Photo Library'': http://www.negreenhouseupdate.info/index.php/symptom-look-alikes
Univ. of Maine Plant Disease Images: http://pmo.umext.maine.edu/ipddl/ClinicImages/ImagesOpeningPage.htm

Pesticide Suppliers & Bio Compatibility Information 

Biobest Biological Control Compatibility 'Side Effects Guide':  http://www.biobest.be/neveneffecten/3/3/
BioWorks - BotaniGard/Fungicide Compatibility:  http://www.bioworksinc.com/products/shared/fungicide-compatibility.pdf
BioWorks - RootShield/Compatibility:  http://www.bioworksbiocontrol.com/products/shared/compatability-chart.pdf
Certis USA: http://certisusa.com/
Crop Data Management Systems - Agro-Chemical Info:
EPA Pesticides:
EPA Worker Protection Standards: http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/htc.html
Gowan Company: http://www.gowanco.com/
GreenBook - Chemical Database: http://www.greenbook.net/
Iowa State Entomology Index of Pesticide Resources:
Koppert Biological Control Compatibility:
National Pesticide Information Center:
National Pesticide Information Retrieval System: (MSDS's etc.):
Natural Industries- NoFly/Fungicide Compatibility:  http://naturalindustries.com/commercial/Docs/2012/noflybrochure.pdf
NuFarm (Cleary): http://www.nufarm.com/USGN/GreenhouseNursery
OHP, Inc.: http://www.ohp.com/
PAN Pesticide  Database:
SePRO: http://www.sepro.com/
Syngenta: http://www.syngentacropprotection.com/CropMain.aspx

Energy Efficiency Information


Greenhouse Energy Cost Reduction Strategies Website (Michigan State): http://www.hrt.msu.edu/energy/Notebook.htm
Greenhouse Energy Management Website (Cornell): http://www.greenhouse.cornell.edu/crops/energy.htm

Electronic Publications
All About Energy and How to Use it More Efficiently: http://roscoebrown.com/how-to-use-energy-more-efficiently.html
Dealing with the High Cost of Energy for Greenhouse Operations (Virginia Coop. Ext.): http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-101/430-101.html

Fuels and Alternative Heat Sources for Commercial Greenhouses (UVM Ext.): http://www.extension.org/pages/Fuels_and_Alternate_Heat_Sources_for_Commercial_Greenhouses
Greenhouse Energy Conservation Checklist (UVM Ext.): http://www.extension.org/pages/Greenhouse_Energy_Conservation_Checklist
Introduction to Greenhouse Efficiency and Energy Conservation (UVM Ext.): http://www.extension.org/pages/Introduction_to_Greenhouse_Efficiency_and_Energy_Conservation
Shell Corn as a Fuel for Greenhouse Heat (UVM Ext.): http://www.extension.org/pages/Shell_Corn_as_a_Fuel_for_Greenhouse_Heat
Solar Greenhouses (ATTRA): http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/solar-gh.html
Wood Heat for Greenhouses (UVM Ext.): http://www.extension.org/pages/Wood_Heat_for_Greenhouses

Printed Publications
Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses. Bartok, J. A. 2001. University of Connecticut, Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Ithaca, NY. ISBN: 0-935817-74-3

Electronic Publications

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) & Biological Controls

Biological Control of insects & Other Pests of Greenhouse Crops (Univ. Wisconsin): http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/ncr581.pdf
Greenhouse IPM Manual with an Emphasis on Biocontrol (PENN State): http://extension.psu.edu/ipm/program/greenhouse/greenhouse-manual
Integrated Pest Management for Bedding Plants: A Scouting & Pest Management Guide (Cornell): http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/publications/bpguide99/default.asp
Integrated Pest Management for Greenhouse Crops (ATTRA): https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=48
Integrated Pest Management in Greenhouses & Herbaceous Nurseries (Univ. Missouri): http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/agguides/pests/ipm1026.pdf
IPM & Biological Pest Control – Technical Manual (Applied Bio-nomics Ltd.): http://www.appliedbio-nomics.com/technical-manual.html
IPM Scouting & Monitoring for Pests in Commercial Greenhouses (Oklahoma State): http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-1281/HLA-6711web.pdf
Kansas State Research & Extension Publications: http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=16&topic=Insects
Pest Management Guidelines: Floriculture & Ornamental Nurseries (UC IPM): http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PDF/PMG/pmgfloriculture.pdf

Pest Management for Herb Bedding Plants Grown in the Greenhouse (UCONN&UMASS):
Propagation of Ornamental Crops – Guide for Biological Controls (Biobest): http://www.umass.edu/umext/floriculture/fact_sheets/pest_management/BiocontrolPropagation%20Ornamentals.pdf
Resource Guide for Organic Insect & Disease Management (Cornell): http://web.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/resourceguide/

Insects & Diseases

Aphids in Greenhouses (OMAFRA): http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/06-081.pdf
Arthropod Pest Management in Greenhouses & Interiorscapes (Oklahoma State): http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-6094/E-1011.pdf
Common Diseases of Bedding Plants (CT Agric.  Exp. Station): http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/publications/fact_sheets/plant_pathology_and_ecology/common_diseases_of_bedding_plants.pdf
Disease & Arthropod Management in Greenhouse Floriculture (PennState): http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/FreePubs/pdfs/agrs100.pdf
Easy On Site Tests for Fungi & Viruses in Nurseries & Greenhouses: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8002.pdf
Fungus Gnats & Shore Flies in Greenhouse Crops (OMAFRA): http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/06-079.pdf
Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Aphid Control (ATTRA): https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/viewhtml.php?id=49
Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Thrips Control (ATTRA): https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/viewhtml.php?id=50
Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Whitefly Control (ATTRA): https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/viewhtml.php?id=51
Insect & Mite Management in Greenhouses (Univ. of Tennessee): http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/pbfiles/pb1594.pdf
Integrated Pest & Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops (Plant Protection Institute): http://base.dnsgb.com.ua/files/book/Agriculture/Pesticides/Integrated-Pest-and-Disease-Management.pdf
Management of Thrips in Greenhouse Crops (OMAFRA): http://www.bioworksinc.com/products/shared/management-of-thrips-in-greenhouse-crops-ca.pdf
Western Flower Thrips in Greenhouses: A Review of its Biological Control (UC Riverside): http://www.biocontrol.ucr.edu/WFT.html
Virus Diseases of Greenhouse of Greenhouse Floral Crops (Ohio State): http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/pdf/3065.pdf

Links for Kids

All About Insects - Kid Info Links: http://www.kidinfo.com/science/insects.html
Flower Anatomy for Kids - Kremp Florist: http://www.kremp.com/Flower-Anatomy-For-Kids-articles.htm
IPM for Kids - Penn State: http://extension.psu.edu/ipm/kids
Kids Guide to the Parts of A Flower: http://www.avasflowers.net/kids-guide-to-the-parts-of-a-flower

Insect Pest Taxonomic Training Videos - National Plant Diagnostic Nerwork
For those interested in learning how to identify aphid, scales, mealybugs, whiteflies, leaf-hopper and related families, and stinkbug and related families. https://firstdetector.org/static/Taxonomic_Training_Videos.html

Greenhouse & Floriculture Pulblications

New England Greenhouse Floricultural Guide: A Management Guide for Insects, Diseases, Weeds, and Growth Regulators. New England Greenhouse Conference.
Ball Culture Guide Encyclopedia of Seed Germination (2nd edition).  Nau, J. 1993. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.
Ball Field Guide to Diseases of Greenhouse Ornamentals. Daughtrey, M. & A. Chase.  1992. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.  ISBN: 0-9626796-3-1.
Ball Identification Guide to Greenhouse Pests and Beneficials. Gill, S. & J. Sanderson.  1998. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL. ISBN: 1-883052-17-3.
Ball Perennial Manual: Propagation & Production. Nau, J. 1996. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL. ISBN: 1-883052-17-3.
Ball Pest And Disease Manual (2nd edition).  Powell, C. & R. Lindquist. 1997. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.  ISBN: 1-883052-10-6.
Ball Red Book (16th edition). Ball, V. (ed.) 1998. Batavia, IL: Ball Publishing. ISBN: 1-883052-15-7
Bedding Plants IV. Holcomb, E.J. (ed.). 1994. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL. ISBN: 1-883052-05-x.
Bedding Plants: Prolonging Shelf Performance.  Armitage, S. 1993. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.   ISBN: 0-9626796-6-6.
BioControl in Protected Culture. Van Driesche, R. et al. 2004. Batavia, IL: Ball Publishing. ISBN:  1-883052-39-4.
Biological Pest Management for Interior Planscapes (2nd edition). Steiner, M.Y. & D.P. Elliott. 1987. Vegreville, Alberta: Alberta Env. Center. ISBN: 0-919975-12-7.

Cornell Guide for the Integrated Management of Greenhouse Floral Crops. 2005. Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Ithaca, NY.

Cut Flowers: Prolonging Freshness (2nd edition).  Sacalis, J.N. 1993. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL. ISBN: 0-9626796-7-4.
Field Grown Cut Flowers.  Stevens, A. 1997. Avatar's World, Edgartown, WI.
Flowering Potted Plants.  Nell, T. 1993. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.  ISBN: 0-9626796-8-2.
Focusing on Biological Control for the Green Industry. 1997. University of Massachusetts.
Foliage Plants: Prolonging Quality.  Blessington, T. & P. Collins.  1993.  Ball Publishing. Batavia, IL. 
Geraniums IV. White, J.W. (ed.). 1993.  Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.  ISBN: 0-9626796-5-8.

GGSPro Technical Reference Guide. 2010. Griffin Grower Services. Available: http://www.ggspro.com/2.0/guide.html

Greenhouse: Advanced Technology for Protected Horticulture. Hanan, J.J. 1998. CRC Press, New York, NY.   ISBN: 0-8493-1698-7; ISBN: 0-9653065-0-x; ISBN: 1-883052-12-2.
Greenhouse Engineering. Aldrich, R. & J.W. Bartok. (eds.) 1994 University of Connecticut, Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Ithaca, NY.
Greenhouse IPM with an Emphasis on Biocontrols. 2005. PennState Integrated Pest Management Program.
Greenhouse Manager's Guide to Integrated Pest Management In Northern New England. Parker, B, M. Skinner et al.  2008. University of Vermont. ISBN: 0-9752796-0-2

Greenhouse Operation & Management. 5th Edition. 1998. Nelson, P.V. ISBN 0132439360

Grower Talks on Crop Culture. Geo. J. 1991. Ball Publishing, Geneva, IL. ISBN: 0-9626796-1-5.
Grower Talks on Perennials.  Blanchette, R., (ed.). 2002.  Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.  ISBN: 1-883052-32-7.  
Grower Talks on Plugs II. Hamrick, D., (ed.). 1996.  Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.  ISBN: 1-883052-11-4.
Grower Talks on Retailing. 1994.  Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.  ISBN: 1-883052-03-3.
Guide to Insects and Related Pests of Flor. Crops in New Eng. Gentile, A. & D. Scanlon. Revised by Smith, T. 1992. Mass. Coop. Ext. System, Univ. of Mass., Amherst, MA.
Identification of Insects & Related Pests of Horticultural Plants: A Pictorial Guide. Lindquist, R.K. & R.A. Cloyd. 2005. Ohio Florist Association, Columbus, Ohio.
Integrated Pest Management for Floriculture and Nurseries. Dreistadt, S.H. 2001. University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project.  ISBN 1-879906-46-5.
Integrated Pest Management for Bedding Plants: A Scouting and Pest Management Guide. C. Casey & C. Koplinka-Loehr. 1997. Cornell Coop. Ext. IPM No. 407.
IPM in Practice. M.L.  Flint. 2012. University of California Statewide IPM Program.  ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-785-1

Lighting up Profits: Understanding Greenhouse Lighting.  Fisher, P. & E. Runkle. 2004. Meister Media Worldwide, Willoughby, OH.
Knowing and Recognizing the Biology of Glasshouse Pests and Their Natural Enemies.  Malais, M. & W.J. Ravensberg. 2003. Koppert Biological Systems. The Netherlands.
Mites of Greenhouses: Identification, Biology & Control. 2003. Zhang, Z. ISBN 085199590X

Natural Enemies Handbook. Flint, M. & S. Dreistadt. 1998. UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and University of California Press, Berkely, CA.  ISBN: 1-879906-41-4.
New England Integrated Pest Management Scouting Guide for Poinsettias.  Coop. Ext. System, Univ. of CT.
New Guinea Impatiens: A Ball Guide. Banner, W. & M. Klpmeyer. (eds.). 1995. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.  ISBN: 1-883052-07-6.
Plug & Transplant Production, A Grower’s Guide. Styler, R.C. & D.S. Koranski. 1997. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL. ISBN: 1-883052-14-9.
Poinsettia Manual.  Ecke, P., O.A. Matki & D.E. Hartley. (eds.) 1990. Paul Ecke Poinsettias, Encinitas, CA 92024.l .
Pests & Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials: The Biological Approach. Gill, S., D.L. Clement & E. Dutky. 1999. Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL. ISBN 1-883052-20-3.
Pests & Diseases: The Time Life Complete Gardener. 1995. Time Life Inc. ISBN: 0-7835-4103-1.
Pest Management for Herb Bedding Plants Grown in the Greenhouse. Pundt, L. & T. Smith. New England Greenhouse Conference.

Plant Protection: Managing Greenhouse Insect & Mite Pests. 2008. Cloyd, R.A. ISBN 1883052602

Side Effects Guide, Koppert Biological Systems, the Netherlands.
The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control. Bradley, F.M., B.W. Ellis & D.L. Martin. 2009. Rodale Inc. ISBN-13:978-1-60529-542-8 (hardcover)
, ISBN-13:978-1-60529-677-7 (paperback)

Tips on Growing and Marketing Hanging Baskets.  1997. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips on Growing Bedding Plants (3rd edition). Barret, J. et al. 1994. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips on Growing Potted Chrysanthemums. 1989. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips on Growing Poinsettias. 1990. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips on Growing Specialty Potted Crops. Bailey, D. et al. 1997. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips On Growing Vegetative Annuals. 2003. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips On Identification of Insects and Related Pests of Horticultural Pests. 2005. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips On Operating a Profitable Greenhouse Business. 2005. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips on Selecting Pest Management Strategies. 1999. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips on Selecting Disease  Management Strategies. 2002. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Tips on the Use of Chemical Growth Regulators on Floriculture Crops. Albrecht, M. et al. 1992. OFA Services Inc., Columbus, OH.
Total Crop Management for Greenhouse Production with an Emphasis on Integrated Pest Management and Nutrient Management. .  2003. Univ. of Maryland Coop. Ext. Bulletin 359.
Total Plant Management of Herbaceous Perennials.  2003. University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. Bulletin 359.
Tropical Foliage Plants "A Grower's Guide".  Griffith, L.P. Jr. 1998.  Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL. ISBN: 1-883052-16-5.
Understanding pH Management for Container-Grown Crops. Argo, W. & P. Fisher. Meister Publication.
Water, Media, and Nutrition for Greenhouse Crops. Reed, D.W. (ed.). 1996.  Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.