The PNW Nursery IPM Website is designed to be dynamic, allowing growers and pest management professionals to give and receive information regarding pest activities in nurseries in the Pacific Northwest. Whenever possible, we will provide links and further information for growers on particular pests.
Integrated pest management for greenhouse crops is complex, and each problem situation or production objective is accompanied by a wide range of potentially acceptable solutions. There are also a great many legal implications regarding the recommendations and use of any management tactic or pesticide product in accordance to instructions specified on the product's label. The user of any pesticide is always responsible for his or her own actions. The following are some general considerations for the development of an integrated pest management program for commercial production or maintenance systems.
These resources offer detailed information on production of specific horticultural crops, focusing on sustainable and organic production methods for traditional produce, and also introducing a range of alternative crops and enterprises. In these publications you can find information on strategies for more sustainable greenhouse and field production of everything from lettuce to trees.
Hobby greenhouses provide year-round enjoyment for many gardeners and can be a useful investment for families that wish to raise their own flowers, ornamental or garden vegetables. Plans are available for greenhouses of various styles, shapes, sizes and degrees of durability.
Main strategies for creating extended-season sales include: growing in greenhouses, high tunnels (or “hoop houses”) or under temporary row covers; storing non-perishable crops for sale in the off season; or minimally processing crops.