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Grower tools (12)

20 Oct 2020

Five Tips for Horticulture YouTube Series

Paul Fisher, University of Florida

Dr. Paul Fisher has creates a video series calles "Five Tips for Horticulture" and highlights technical topics from university and industry experts. 

Five Tips for Horticulture YouTube Series (445 KB)

26 Nov 2015

Rose harvest tools - ReglaDeCosecha y FechaDeRosa

Paul Fisher, University of Florida

Spreadsheet tools to predict time to harvest for cut flower roses.

Unas herramientas de Excel para predecir el tiempo de la cosecha de rosas de corte.

FechaDeRosa1 (685 KB)     ReglaDeCosecha1 (269 KB)

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.

FlowersOnTimeV14 (177 KB)

1 Jun 2015

Costing at your fingertips. New apps in Back Pocket Grower

Paul Fisher, Ph.D., University of Florida IFAS ExtensionCharles Hall, Ph.D., Texas A&M UniversityBruce MacKay, Ph.D. thomasBaine Ltd.

How to use the costing apps in BackPocketGrower.org  for crop budget with overhead by area weeks, or container unit.

Greenhouse Costing app article 2 (463 KB)

1 May 2015

Are your crops making money? Use the new Greenhouse Costing app in Back Pocket Grower to calculate profit

By Paul Fisher, Ph.D., University of Florida IFAS ExtensionCharles Hall, Ph.D., Texas A&M UniversityBruce MacKay, Ph.D. thomasBaine Ltd.

How to use Greenhouse Costing app in BackPocketGrower.org to estimate cost and profitability of floriculture products.

Greenhouse Costing app (468 KB)

1 Mar 2015

1 to 5 Moisture Scale: New bilingual videos and fact sheets to help your watering crew

Paul Fisher, Jinsheng Huang, Rosanna Freyre, and Ryan Dickson, University of Florida IFAS Extension

Learning when to water plants at the correct media moisture level.

1 to 5 moisture scale (594 KB)

1 Jan 2015

Online training videos for production staff

Paul Fisher, Rosanna Freyre, Javier Lopez, and Ryan Dickson, University of Florida IFAS, and Bruce MacKay, Thomasbaine Ltd.

How to use training videos in an effective way to ensure your new employees learn the key training points.

Online video training (710 KB)

1 Jan 2015

Soil testing fact sheets to access on the go.

Paul Fisher, Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Florida IFAS, andBill Argo, Technical Manager, Blackmore Co.

How to use BackPocketGrower.org to test pH and EC in substrate to improve plant health.

Soil testing fact sheets for use in the greenhouse (514 KB)

1 Dec 2014

Calculating parts per million – new online tools in Back Pocket Grower

Paul Fisher, University of Florida IFAS Extension, and Bruce MacKay, thomasBaine Ltd

How to calculate Parts Per Million (ppm) of fertilizer solutions in BackPocketGrower.org .

ppm calculators (614 KB)

1 Nov 2014

Waterborne Solutions: Access research on water treatment

Rosa Raudales, Bruce MacKay and Paul Fisher

Guide on the 'Waterborne Solutions' tool on BackPocketGrower.org and how it sumerizes research on treatment options for water quality issues.

Waterborne Solutions (274 KB)

1 Jul 2014

Advanced pH Management: Match the nitrogen ratio in fertilizer to your water alkalinity and crop species

Paul Fisher and Ryan Dickson, University of Florida IFAS Extension,Bill Argo, Blackmore Company, andBruce MacKay, thomasBaine Ltd.

How to use BackPocketGrower.org to help with pH managment.

Advanced pH Management article final (674 KB)

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