<ul><li>Steven E. Newman, Ph.D., A.A.F. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenhouse Extension Specialist and Professor of Floricultur...
What is a greenhouse? <ul><li>A greenhouse is a structure covered with a transparent material that admits natural light fo...
Consumption of Floral Products <ul><li>Citizens from European countries spend more per capita than any other country with ...
Snapshot of the Industry <ul><li>2007 farm gate value of floriculture - $4.1 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Bedding plants are ...
Changing Market Structure
What kind of grower are you? <ul><li>Large growers responsible for more than 90% of sales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of ...
Greenhouse Technologies: Just how  sophisticated do you need to be?
Greenhouse Technologies: Just how  sophisticated do you need to be?
Greenhouse Technologies: Or can we get by with simple?
Sustainable Greenhouse Production <ul><li>What does sustainable mean? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability, in a broad sen...
Sustainable Greenhouse Production <ul><ul><li>What does sustainable mean? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability ha...
Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable agriculture is one that produces abundant food without depleting the earth’s resources...
VeriFlora ® VeriFlora®  Certified Sustainably Grown VeriFlora® is a sustainability certification program for fresh cut flo...
Sustainable Greenhouse Production <ul><li>Sustainable Greenhouse Production </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce environmental degrada...
Diversity is Economic Viability
Visit Field Trials for Local Vigor Choose the best plants to grow!
Reduce Expenses Heat = 70-85%
For more information, contact: <ul><li>Colorado State University  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Horticulture and Landscape Archite...
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This presentation was delivered at the February 2009 meeting of the Wyoming Groundskeepers and Growers Association Shortcourse and Trade Show in Casper, Wyoming.

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  • Sustainable Greenhouse Production Wgga February 2009

    1. 1. <ul><li>Steven E. Newman, Ph.D., A.A.F. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenhouse Extension Specialist and Professor of Floriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorado State University Extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presented at the 2009 Wyoming Groundskeepers and Growers Association Conference in Casper </li></ul></ul>Greenhouse Crop Production: Can we be sustainable?
    2. 2. What is a greenhouse? <ul><li>A greenhouse is a structure covered with a transparent material that admits natural light for plant growth and is typically heated. </li></ul>What is grown in most greenhouses? Cut flowers Vegetables Blooming plants Salad greens Bedding plants Herbs
    3. 3. Consumption of Floral Products <ul><li>Citizens from European countries spend more per capita than any other country with Japan and the United States following. </li></ul><ul><li>Of the European countries, the greatest per capita consumption remains in the western countries, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switzerland, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norway, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Netherlands, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Denmark, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Germany. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Snapshot of the Industry <ul><li>2007 farm gate value of floriculture - $4.1 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Bedding plants are the largest contributor to value of production </li></ul><ul><li>Poinsettias continue to be the number one potted flowering plant </li></ul><ul><li>Orchids are becoming a close second </li></ul>
    5. 5. Changing Market Structure
    6. 6. What kind of grower are you? <ul><li>Large growers responsible for more than 90% of sales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of large growers decreased during last three years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do you need to be big? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Viable smaller growers can remain profitable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Product combinations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Niche markets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local production </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Greenhouse Technologies: Just how sophisticated do you need to be?
    8. 8. Greenhouse Technologies: Just how sophisticated do you need to be?
    9. 9. Greenhouse Technologies: Or can we get by with simple?
    10. 10. Sustainable Greenhouse Production <ul><li>What does sustainable mean? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability, in a broad sense, is the ability to maintain a certain process or state. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is now most frequently used in connection with biological and human systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In an ecological context, sustainability can be defined as the ability of an ecosystem to maintain ecological processes, functions, biodiversity and productivity into the future. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Sustainable Greenhouse Production <ul><ul><li>What does sustainable mean? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability has become a complex term that can be applied to almost every facet of life on Earth, particularly the many different levels of biological organization, such as; wetlands, prairies and forests and is expressed in human organization concepts, such as; ecovillages, eco-municipalities, sustainable cities, and human activities and disciplines, such as; sustainable agriculture, sustainable architecture and renewable energy. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable agriculture is one that produces abundant food without depleting the earth’s resources or polluting its environment. It is agriculture that follows the principles of nature to develop systems for raising crops and livestock that are, like nature, self-sustaining. Sustainable agriculture is also the agriculture of social values, one whose success is indistinguishable from vibrant rural communities, rich lives for families on the farms, and wholesome food for everyone. But in the first decade of the 21st Century, sustainable agriculture, as a set of commonly accepted practices or a model farm economy, is still in its infancy—more than an idea, but only just.
    13. 13. VeriFlora ® VeriFlora® Certified Sustainably Grown VeriFlora® is a sustainability certification program for fresh cut flowers and potted plants.  The “VeriFlora® Certified Sustainably Grown” label is your guarantee that flowers and potted plants have been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and meet the highest standards for freshness and quality.
    14. 14. Sustainable Greenhouse Production <ul><li>Sustainable Greenhouse Production </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce environmental degradation </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain productivity and economic viability </li></ul><ul><li>Resource and energy conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Brian A. Krug </li></ul><ul><li>extension specialist greenhouse/floriculture </li></ul><ul><li>University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension </li></ul>
    15. 15. Diversity is Economic Viability
    16. 16. Visit Field Trials for Local Vigor Choose the best plants to grow!
    17. 17. Reduce Expenses Heat = 70-85%
    18. 18. For more information, contact: <ul><li>Colorado State University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Horticulture and Landscape Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural Experiment Station </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extension </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ghex.colostate.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ghadvisor.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find us out on Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/a436tk </li></ul></ul>

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