20 Nov 2015
FlowersOnTime: A Computer Decision-Support Tool for Floriculture Crop Producers
Paul Fisher (University of Florida), Erik Runkle (Michigan State University), Matthew Blanchard (Michigan State University), John Erwin (University of Minnesota), Bruce MacKay (thomasBaine Ltd.)
This computer decision-support tool quantifies how a change in greenhouse air temperature would affect flower timing for a range of floriculture species.
This information is helpful when growers are considering reducing greenhouse air temperature in order to save on heating fuel cost, or because they want to achieve a target flowering date by manipulating temperature.