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Greenhouse Apps & Mobile Enhanced Websites

AlkCalc, DLiCalc, FertCalc and PGRCalc - Univ. of New Hampshire:
Back Pocket Grower-University of Florida:
Greenhouse Pest Guide - UMASS Amherst (Free, Web App):
Greenhouse Disease Guide - UMASS Amherst (Free, Web App):
Greenhouse Scout, Cornell ($9.99, Apple, Android):
Gro Getter (ITunes) from Ball Horticultural Co.:
GrowIt! from Ball Horticultural Co:!-garden-socially/id890645085?ls=1&mt=8
IPM Pro ($24.99, Apple, Android):
Pesticide Side Effects - Biobest (Free, Apple, Android and Blackberry):
PGR Calculator - OHP Inc. (Free, Apple):
PGR Mixmaster – Univ. of NH (Free, Apple, Blackberry, Android):
Plant Diagnostic Sample Submission – iTunes (Free, Apple):
Priva’s Pest & Disease Tracker (Free with use of Privia’s Fusion system, Apple):
Purdue Perennial Flower Doctor, Purdue Annual Flower Doctor (ITunes, Google play):
Suntory Growers Guide:
The Greenhouse Growers Toolbox Lite – G Smith Consulting (Free, Apple):
The Greenhouse Growers Toolbox – G Smith Consulting ($32.99, Apple):
Trial Tracker - Greenhouse trials (ITunes, Google play)- Extreme Technology Corporation:
Insect Controls for the Greenhouse – Michigan State (Free, Android, Apple):

Virtual Combo Designer from Suntory Flowers Limited:

IPM IN General

Biological Control News:
Cornell University Integrated Crop & Pest Management Guidelines for Vegetable Crops:
CT IPM Program:
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:
Iowa State Entomology Index of Internet Resources: Biological Control:
IPM Checklists (Gemplers):
IPM for Commercial Hort. (Univ. of MD Coop. Ext. IPM Program):
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:
University of Florida IFAS Nurseries & Greenhouses:
UMass Amherst - UMass Extension - Greenhouse Crops & Floriculture:
UNH Greenhouse & Floriculture:

Biological Control Suppliers, Consultants, & Information

Applied Bio-nomics Ltd:
Assn. of Ntl BioControl Producers: Commercial Suppliers and Information about Biocontrol:
Becker Underwood:
Beneficial Insectary, Inc.:
Biobest, Biological Systems: :
BioControl Network: 
Bioworks, Inc.:
BioLogic Company Inc.:
Buglady Consulting:
Griffin Greenhouse Supply:
IPM Laboratories, Inc.:
Koppert Biological Systems:
Natural Industries:
Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc.:
Quality Assurance of Biocontrol Products: Grower Guide 'Vineland':
Sound Horticulture: Supplier of Biological Controls and Compost Tea:
Syngenta Bioline:

Plant Nutrition & Health

Agdia Testing Services & Supplies:
Greenhouse & Floriculture Website 'UNH':
Hanna Instruments:
NC State University - Information on Pour Thru Sampling:  
PennState Plant Pathology Factsheets:
Spectrum Technologies, Inc.:
UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines ‘Diseases” -
UMASS Floric. Update 'Cultural Problems Photo Library':
UMASS Floric. Update 'Diseases Photo Library':
UMASS Floric. Update 'Nutritional Disorders Photo Library'':
UMASS Floric. Update 'Symptoms Look Alikes Photo Library'':
Univ. of Maine Plant Disease Images:

Pesticide Suppliers & Bio Compatibility Information 

Biobest Biological Control Compatibility 'Side Effects Guide':
BioWorks - BotaniGard/Fungicide Compatibility:
BioWorks - RootShield/Compatibility:
Certis USA:
Crop Data Management Systems - Agro-Chemical Info:
Do My Own Pest Control:
EPA Pesticides:
EPA Worker Protection Standards:
Gowan Company:
GreenBook - Chemical Database:
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:
NuFarm (Cleary):
OHP, Inc.:
PAN Pesticide  Database:


Energy Efficiency Information

Greenhouse Energy Cost Reduction Strategies Website (Michigan State):
Greenhouse Energy Management Website (Cornell):

Electronic Publications
All About Energy and How to Use it More Efficiently:
Dealing with the High Cost of Energy for Greenhouse Operations (Virginia Coop. Ext.):
Fuels and Alternative Heat Sources for Commercial Greenhouses (UVM Ext.):
Greenhouse Energy Conservation Checklist (UVM Ext.):
Introduction to Greenhouse Efficiency and Energy Conservation (UVM Ext.):
Shell Corn as a Fuel for Greenhouse Heat (UVM Ext.):
Solar Greenhouses (ATTRA):
Wood Heat for Greenhouses (UVM Ext.):

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

Insect ID A-Z
University of Minnesota Extension: Insects A-Z:

Electronic Publications

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) & Biological Controls

Biological Control of insects & Other Pests of Greenhouse Crops (Univ. Wisconsin):
Greenhouse IPM Manual with an Emphasis on Biocontrol (PENN State):
Integrated Pest Management for Bedding Plants: A Scouting & Pest Management Guide (Cornell):
Integrated Pest Management for Greenhouse Crops (ATTRA):
Integrated Pest Management in Greenhouses & Herbaceous Nurseries (Univ. Missouri):
IPM & Biological Pest Control – Technical Manual (Applied Bio-nomics Ltd.):
IPM Scouting & Monitoring for Pests in Commercial Greenhouses (Oklahoma State):
Kansas State Research & Extension Publications:
Pest Management Guidelines: Floriculture & Ornamental Nurseries (UC IPM):
Pest Management for Herb Bedding Plants Grown in the Greenhouse (UCONN&UMASS):
Propagation of Ornamental Crops – Guide for Biological Controls (Biobest):
Resource Guide for Organic Insect & Disease Management (Cornell):

Insects & Diseases

Aphids in Greenhouses (OMAFRA):
Arthropod Pest Management in Greenhouses & Interiorscapes (Oklahoma State):
Common Diseases of Bedding Plants (CT Agric.  Exp. Station):
Disease & Arthropod Management in Greenhouse Floriculture (PennState):
Easy On Site Tests for Fungi & Viruses in Nurseries & Greenhouses:
Fungus Gnats & Shore Flies in Greenhouse Crops (OMAFRA):
Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Aphid Control (ATTRA):
Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Thrips Control (ATTRA):
Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Whitefly Control (ATTRA):
Insect & Mite Management in Greenhouses (Univ. of Tennessee):
Integrated Pest & Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops (Plant Protection Institute):
Management of Thrips in Greenhouse Crops (OMAFRA):
Western Flower Thrips in Greenhouses: A Review of its Biological Control (UC Riverside):
Virus Diseases of Greenhouse of Greenhouse Floral Crops (Ohio State):

Links for Kids

All About Insects - Kid Info Links:
Flower Anatomy for Kids - Kremp Florist:
IPM for Kids - Penn State:
Kids Guide to the Parts of A Flower:

Training Videos
Insect Pest Taxonomic Training Videos - National Plant Diagnostic Network: For those interested in learning how to identify aphid, scales, mealybugs, whiteflies, leaf-hopper and related families, and stinkbug and related families.

UNH Cooperative Extension has FANTASTIC Videos (click HERE) on the Following Topcs:

How to ID Aphids
Collecting a Plant Tissue Sample for Nutrient Analysis
Calibrating Your Fertilizer Injector
Taking a Water Sample for Your Greenhouse
PourThru Substrate Testing

  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:

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. 

This is not meant to serve as a comprehensive list of all suppliers nationwide, but are ones commonly used in the Northeast. Inclusion of specific companies does not imply endorsement of or discrimination against any product by the University of Vermont.

Last updated: March 2015

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