Clean the greenhouse today to prevent later pest outbreaks

Now that Victoria Day weekend has come and gone, many floriculture greenhouses find themselves with a rare period of empty compartments or benches before fall crops go in. Similarly, many vegetable greenhouses extending their growing period are facing their first crop cleanout. Now is the perfect time to consider a thorough cleaning of your greenhouse to prevent pest issues going forward into the new crop. But this can seem like a daunting task.

OMAFRA and the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre have produced a how-to video on greenhouse cleanout and disinfection that can help you know where to start.

How-To Video Series
As part of Vineland and OMAFRA’s How-To Video Series, this video tackles removing old plant material, cleaning surfaces, and sterilizing with sanitizers. This helps to reduce the incidence of both arthropod pests and diseases that like to hide in nooks and crannies and in water delivery systems.

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