NE1335: Resource Management in Commercial Greenhouse Production

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Active

SAES-422 Reports

07/30/2014

Dissertations, Theses (Published)
Foster, J.J. 2014. Effects of light, volumetric water content, and soil nutrition in greenhouse propagation of the clonal sub-shrub Linnaea borealis. MS thesis. University of Maine Libraries.
Zhen, S. 2013. Production of rosemary, Canadian columbine, cheddar pink, and English lavender. MS thesis. University of Maine Libraries.
Martin, A. 2013. Development of a decision support system to operate the greenhouse lighting and shading systems powered by a distributed generator. PhD dissertation. Rutgers University Libraries. 182 pp.

Book Chapters (Published)
Kubota, C., A. Balliu, and S. Nicola. 2013. Quality of planting materials. In: Good Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Vegetable Crops. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. pp 355-378.
Montero,J. I., M. Teitel, E. Baeza, J. C. Lopez and M. Kacira. 2013. Greenhouse designs and covering materials. In: Good Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Vegetable Crops. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. pp 35-62.

Refereed Journal Articles (Published)
Seginer, I. and M.P.N. Gent. 2014. Short and long term vegetative growth response to temperature, interpreted by the dynamics of a carbohydrate storage. Scientia Horticulturae 171:14-26.
Gent, M.P.N. 2014. Effect of Daily Light Integral on Composition of Hydroponic Lettuce. HortScience 42:173-179.
Zhen, S., S. Burnett, S.E. Burnett, M.E. Day, and M.W. van Iersel. 2014. Effects of substrate water content on morphology and physiology of rosemary, Canadian columbine, and cheddar pink. HortScience 49:486-492.
Papparozzi, E., N. Mattson, M. Grossman, and S. Burnett. 2013. Creative thinking, creative funding: Research, extension, and teaching consortiums – the 2013 National Floriculture Forum. HortTechnology 23:794-795.
Ding, J., H. Duan, Z. Deng, D. Zhao, G. Yi, R. McAvoy, and Y. Li. 2014. Molecular Strategies for Addressing Gene Flow Problems and Their Potential Applications in Abiotic Stress Tolerant Transgenic Plants. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 33:190–204, 2014.
Grossman, M., J. Freeborn, H. Scoggins, J. Latimer. 2013. Timing of benzyladenine and sodium dikegulac application affects branching of liners and finished herbaceous perennial plants. HortScience 48:875-882.
Villarino G.H., Bombarely, A., Giovannoni J.J., Scanlon M.J., and N.S. Mattson. 2014. Transcriptomic analysis of Petunia hybrida in response to salt stress using high throughput RNA sequencing. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94651. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094651.
Jandricic, S.E., N.S. Mattson, S.P. Wraight and J.P. Sanderson. 2014. Within-plant distribution of foxglove aphid, Aulacorthum solani (Kaltenbach) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), on various greenhouse plants with implications for control. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107:697-707.
Hernández, R. and C. Kubota. 2014. Growth and morphological response of cucumber seedlings to supplemental red and blue photon flux ratios under varied solar daily light integrals. Scientia Horticulturae, 173: 92-99.
Lewis, M., C. Kubota, R. Tronstad, and Y.-J. Son. 2014. Scenario-based cost analysis for vegetable grafting nurseries of different technology and size. HortScience (accepted for publication)
Meng, C., X. Dong, Y.-J. Son, C. Kubota, M. Lewis, and R.E. Tronstad. 2014. An integrated simulation and AHP approach to vegetable grafting operation design. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 102:73-84.
Tamimi, E., M. Kacira, C. Choi, and L. An. 2013. Analysis of climate uniformity in a naturally ventilated greenhouse equipped with high pressure fogging system. Transactions of ASABE, Vol. 56(3): 1241-1254. (ASABE Superior Paper Award)
Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, E. Fitz-Rodríguez, R. Linker, G. A. Giacomelli, A. Arbel, C. Kubota. 2013. Implementation of a greenhouse cooling strategy with natural ventilation and variable fogging rates. Transactions of ASABE. Vol. 56(1): 295-304.
Lee, I.B., J. Pascual, P. Bitog, S. Hong, I. Seo, K. Kwon, T. Bartzanas, M. Kacira. 2013. The past, present and future of CFD for agro?environmental applications, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Vol. 93: 168–183.


Symposium Proceedings Articles (Published)
Meyer, G.E., E.T. Paparozzi, S.A. Adams, and D.S. Voltan. 2014. Evaluation of Soilless Media Sensors for Managing Winter-time Greenhouse Strawberry Production using a CapMat System. ASABE and CSBE/SCGAB Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
Meng, C., S. Kim, Y.-J. Son, and C. Kubota. 2013. A SYSML-based simulation model aggregation framework for seedling propagation system. Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington DC, 8–11 December 2013
Hernández, R. and C. Kubota. 2014. LEDs supplemental lighting for vegetable transplant production: spectral evaluation and comparisons with hid technology. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 829-835.
Hernández, R., A. Dragotakes and C. Kubota. 2014. Pulsing effects of supplemental LED lighting on cucumber seedlings. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 875-879.
Juang, P. and M. Kacira. 2014. System dynamics of a photovoltaic integrated greenhouse. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 99-104.
Story, D. and M. Kacira. 2014. Automated machine vision guided plant monitoring system for greenhouse crop diagnostics. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 635-641.
Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, J. Flores-Velazquez. 2014. Comparative performance of a greenhouse cooling strategy with natural ventilation and fogging under different outside climates. ActaHorticulturae, 1037:57-64.
Bartzanas, T., M. Kacira, T. Boulard, J. C. Roy, H. Fatnassi, P. E. Bournet, N. Katsoulas, C. Kittas. 2014. The use of user define functions in CFD simulations for greenhouse environment. ActaHorticulture, 1037 (Invited Oral Presentation, GreenSys 2013, Jeju, S. Korea)
Fatnassi, H., T. Boulard, T. Bartzanas, N. Katsoulas, M. Kacira and C. Poncet. 2014. CFD modeling of microclimate in the leaf boundary layer, ecological niche of pests. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 1027-1034.
Kittas, C., N. Katsoulas, N. Tsiropoulos, T. Bartzanas, M. Kacira. 2014. Exposure of greenhouse workers to pesticide. ActaHorticulturae, 1037.


Popular Articles (Published)
McAvoy, R. 2013. 2014 Easter Lily Schedule: Plan now for a late Easter season. Greenhouse Manager 33 (9): 32-34, 51-52.
Latimer, J. 2013. Get your Echinace off to an early start. e-GRO Alert Bulletin 2(3):1-4.
Latimer, J., M. Grossman, and H. Scoggins. 2013. Improve branching of upright sedums with PGRs. e-GRO Alert Bulletin 2(13):1-4.
Latimer, J. 2013. Comparing Concise application methods for height control of Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’. e-GRO Alert Bulletin 2(16):1-4.
Latimer, J. 2014. More ethephon options with Collate on herbaceous perennial liners. e-GRO Alert Bulletin 3(4):1-4.
Latimer, J. 2014. Use branching agents early to improve quality of herbaceous perennials. e-GRO Alert Bulletin 3(9):1-6.
Latimer, J. 2014. Using PGR liner soaks for early growth regulation. e-GRO Alert Bulletin 3(18):1-6.
Latimer, J. 2014. PGRs for growth control and reducing shrinkage in a late spring year. e-GRO Alert Bulletin 3(28):1-4.
Manning, T., A.J. Both, and J. Rabin. 2014. Assessing on-farm equipment efficiency and energy use. (Rutgers Cooperative Extension Web Publication). Available at: http://njsustainingfarms.rutgers.edu/PDF/Assessing%20On-Farm%20Equipment%20Efficiency%20and%20Energy%20Use-1.pdf
Mattson, N., M. Bridgen, and N. Catlin. 2014. Using controlled release fertilizers to produce garden mums. Greenhouse Grower Magazine. 32(8).
Mattson, N., J. Sanderson, and E. Lamb. 2014. How cultural factors impact fungus gnat populations. Greenhouse Grower Magazine. 32(5).
Owen, G., R. Lopez, S. Beeks, and N. Mattson. 2014. Vermicompost Validity. GrowerTalks. 77(11):68-70.
Beeks. S., N. Mattson, and R. Lopez. 2014. Vermicompost 101. GrowerTalks. 77(10):66-71.
Mattson, N. and C. Peters. 2014. A Recipe for Hydroponic Success. Inside Grower. January:16-19.
Kacira, M. 2013.Choose The Right Greenhouse Style. Greenhouse Grower Magazine.
http://www.growingproduce.com/article/32536/choose?the?right?greenhouse?style
Kacira, M. 2013. Natural Ventilation And Fog Increase Cooling Efficiency. Greenhouse Grower magazine. http://www.greenhousegrower.com/structures-equipment/natural-ventilation-and-fog-increase-cooling-efficiency/


Presentations (Papers)
Zhen, S. and S. Burnett. 2013. Water use and cold hardiness of English lavender. HortScience Abstract 48:383.
Gent, M., W. Elmer, K. Macherla, and R. McAvoy. 2014. (in press) Effects of Irrigation Management on Poinsettia Under Elevated Sodium. Presented at the 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014. Brisbane Australia (Abstract).
McAvoy, R. 2014. Hydroponic Tomato Production, FarmTek Technology Center East: Controlled Environment Agriculture School, Windsor CT. April 11.
McAvoy, R. 2014. Hydroponic Tomato Production, FarmTek Technology Center East: Controlled Environment Agriculture School, Windsor CT. February 20.
McAvoy, R. 2013. Optimizing greenhouse tomato production, University of Rhode Island Vegetable Growers Conference, Kingston RI. November 14.
Both, A.J. 2014. Greenhouses. Proceedings of the 59th New Jersey Agricultural Convention and Trade Show. February 4. Atlantic City, NJ. pp. 1. (Abstract).
Giacomelli, G. 2013. “New Technologies On Environmental Control, Energy-Saving and Crop Production in Greenhouses in USA” (Invited Oral Presentation, GreenSys 2013, Jeju, S. Korea)
Rojano, F., P.E. Bournet, P. Robin, M. Hassouna, C. Y. Choi, M. Kacira. 2014. Predicting Sensible and Latent Heat Generation with CFD in Animal Housing for Dairy Cattle. International Conference of Agricultural Engineering (AgEng2014) on Engineering for improving resource efficiency, Zurich, Switzerland. Paper no: C0547
G. Boscheri, M. Lamantea, C. Lobascio, L. Patterson, E. Hernandez, T. Jensen, M. Kacira. 2014. Poly-culture food production mass balances prediction in a semi-closed lunar greenhouse prototype (LGH). 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2014), Tucson, AZ, USA.
Story, D., C. Hall, M. Kacira. 2014. Decision support system enabled lunar greenhouse system monitoring, control and management. 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2014), Tucson, AZ, USA.
Patterson, R.L., G. Giacomelli. E. Hernandez, M. Yanes, T. Jensen. 2014. Poly-Culture Food Production and Air Revitalization Mass and Energy Balances Measured in a Semi-Closed Lunar Greenhouse Prototype (LGH). 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2014), Tucson, AZ, USA.
Munday, M., G. Giacomelli, M. Yanes, R.L. Patterson. 2014. Development of an Outreach and Teaching Module (LGH-OTM) Based On Prototype Lunar Greenhouse Program. 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2014), Tucson, AZ, USA.
Furfaro, R., S. Gellenbeck, P. Sadler. 2014. Fresnel-based Solar Concentration Power System for Mars and Lunar Outposts. 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2014), Tucson, AZ, USA.
Both, A.J., Robin Brumfield, Emily Buck, Peter Davidson, Gene Giacomelli, Murat Kacira, Chieri Kubota, Peter Ling, Peg McMahon. 2014. Online Greenhouse Systems & Production Training. Cultivate’14, Columbus, OH. 7/12-15. Cultivate’14 (formerly OFA Short Course)
Both, A.J., Robin Brumfield, Emily Buck, Chieri Kubota, Peter Ling, Peg McMahon. 2014. Online Greenhouse Systems & Production Training – Lab. Cultivate’14, Columbus, OH. 7/12-15.
Ling, Peter, A.J. Both, Murat Kacira, Emily Buck, Robin Brumfield, Peter Davidson, Gene Giacomelli, Chieri Kubota, and Margret McMahon. 2014. Greenhouse Engineering/Technology Learning Modules. North America College and teachers of Agriculture Conference, Bozeman, MT. 6/25-28.
Ling, Peter and Murat Kacira. 2014. Controlled Environment Engineering/technology Teaching Modules. NCERA-101 regional committee meeting, Fairbanks, Alaska. 4/14-16.


Other Creative Works
Latimer, J. and M. Grossman. 2013. Branching agents enhance herbaceous perennial plant liners. Greenhouse Grower’s FloriCAST. December 2013.
Both, A.J. 2014. A total of eight video presentations were delivered as part of the multi-institutional USDA-HEC project (Ohio State, University of Arizona and Rutgers University). The titles include: Alternative Energy and Resource Use; Carbon Dioxide Enrichment; Evaporative Cooling and Shading; Greenhouse Heating Basics; Greenhouse Heating Systems; Greenhouse Location and Structures; Supplemental Lighting and Shading; Greenhouse (Mechanical) Ventilation.
Both, A.J. 2014. The greenhouse industry and its design standards in the USA. Presented for the Korean Society for Bio-Environment Control, Chuncheon, Korea. May 16.
Both, A.J. 2014. Controlled environment agriculture, research and thoughts. Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. May 14.
Both, A.J., 2014. Presented two 90-minute webinars (Greenhouse Heating and Ventilation Considerations; Evaporative Cooling, Supplemental Lighting and Shading) for the On-Farm Energy Quality Assurance Program. New Brunswick, NJ. April 9 and 30.
Both, A.J. 2014. Natural and supplemental lighting for plant production. Presentation for the short course: Hydroponic fruit and vegetable production, practical information for novice growers. EcoComplex, Columbus, NJ. March 7.
Both, A.J. 2014. Hydroponic lettuce production. Presentation for the Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. Hershey, PA. January 29.
Both, A.J. 2014. Presented two lectures (Greenhouse Structures and Systems; Greenhouse Energy and Irrigation Issues) and one webinar (Supplemental Lighting and Shading) for Annie’s Project. Westampton and New Brunswick, NJ. January 28, 30.


Workshop Sponsor
McAvoy, R. Agricultural Energy Summit: Hartford CT. November 5, 2014. With Bonnie Burr, Richard Mienert, Joyce Meader, Kevin Sullivan.
Owen, J. and J. Latimer. Water Management for Ornamental Crops: Irrigation, Water Quality and Treatment, BMPs, Pond Management, October 2013.
UA-CEAC organized the 13th Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course (March 23-24, 2014) with ~70 participants. Hands-on workshops were given to attendees during the short course. These workshops included demonstrating vegetable grafting techniques, hydroponics crop production and systems basics, greenhouse sensors and instrumentation basics with theory and practical use.
Rorabaugh, Lewis & Giacomelli organized the 3rd Annual Intensive Greenhouse Tomato and Lettuce Crop Production Short Course (January 5-12, 2014) with 32 participants. The program include morning classroom lectures and afternoon hands-on practice with crops.
Two one-day workshops of ‘Arizona Strawberry Day’ were held (December 7, 2013 and February 22, 2014) attracting 62 participants from AZ, CA, CO, NM, OH, OR, WA and Mexico.


Workshop Participant
Burnett, S., M. van Iersel, and J. Lea-Cox. Irrigation Requirements, Parts 1 and 2. July 15, 2013. Short Course for OFA and ANLA. Columbus, OH.
Lopez, R., N. Mattson, B. Krug, and S. Burnett. Bedding Plants 101. July 15, 2013. Short Course for OFA and ANLA. Columbus, OH.
Burnett, S. Wet and Wild: Impact of Irrigation Practices on Nursery Operations. Long Island Horticulture Conference. Jan. 25, 2013. Ronkonkoma, NY.
Burnett, S. Growing Cold: Production Strategies to Reduce Fuel. Maine Agricultural Trades Show. January 8, 2014.
Latimer, J. International e-GRO Webinar Conference 1/21/14 Participant, Branching Out with PGRs webinar.


Refereed Journal Articles (Pending)
Gent, M.P.N., W.H. Elmer, K. Macherla and R. J. McAvoy. Effects of Salinity and Irrigation Management on Poinsettia. Acta Horticulturae.
Story, D. and M. Kacira. 2014. Design and implementation of a computer vision guided greenhouse crop diagnostics system. Machine Vision and Applications.
Juang, P. and M. Kacira. 2014. System Dynamics of an Off-the-Grid Greenhouse in Semi-arid Climate. Renewable Energy.

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08/05/2016

Dissertations, Theses (Published)


Isabel Armas Gutiérrez, M.S. 2015. Thesis title: Nutritional enhancement of lettuce using mutation breeding. Rutgers University Library. A.J. Both served as a member of the thesis advisory committee.


Book Chapters (Published)



  • Mitchell, C.A., J.F. Burr, M.J. Dzakovich, C. Gómez, R. Lopez, R. Hernández, C. Kubota, C.J. Currey, Q. Meng, E.S. Runkle, C.M. Bourget, R.C. Morrow, and A.J. Both. 2015. Light-Emitting Diodes in horticulture. Horticultural Reviews 43:1-87. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.


Refereed Journal Articles (Published) 



  • Altland, J.E., L. Morris, J. Boldt, P. Fisher, and R. Raudales. 2015.  Sample container and storage for paclobutrazol monitoring in irrigation water. HortTechnology 25:769-773.

  • Both, A.J.,  L. Benjamin, J. Franklin, G. Holroyd, L.D. Incoll,  M.G. Lefsrud, and G. Pitkin. 2015. Guidelines for measuring and reporting environmental parameters for experiments in greenhouses. Plant Methods 11(43). 18 pp.

  • Brumfield, R.G., A. J. DeVincentis, X. Wang, R. T. Fernandez, S. Nambuthiri, R. L. Geneve, A. K. Koeser, G. Bi, T. Li, Y. Sun, G. Niu, D. Cochran, A. Fulcher, J.R. Stewart. 2015. Economics of Utilizing Alternative Containers in Ornamental Crop Production Systems. HortTechnology 25(1):17-25. http://horttech.ashspublications.org/content/25/1/17.full.pdf

  • Balal, R. M., Shahid, M. A., Javaid, M. M., Iqbal, Z., Anjum, M. A., Garcia-Sanchez, F., & Mattson, N. S. 2016. The role of selenium in amelioration of heat-induced oxidative damage in cucumber under high temperature stress. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 38(6), 1-14.

  • Burnett, S. E., Mattson, N. S., & Williams, K. A. 2016. Substrates and fertilizers for organic container production of herbs, vegetables, and herbaceous ornamental plants grown in greenhouses in the United States. Scientia Horticulturae. doi:10.1016/j.scienta.2016.01.001

  • Bombarely, A., Moser, M., Amrad, A., Bao, M., Bapaume, L., Barry, C.S., Bliek, M., Boersma, M.R., Borghi, L., Bruggmann, R. and Bucher, M. Mattson, N.S. 2016. Insight into the evolution of the Solanaceae from the parental genomes of Petunia hybrida. Nature plants, 2, p.16074.

  • DeVincentis, A. J., R. G. Brumfield, P. Gottlieb, J. Johnson, 2015. Cost Analysis of Recycling Water in Greenhouses in Southern New Jersey. HortScience 50(8):1–6. 2015.

  • Furtini E.D., K.V. Furtini, N.S. Mattson. 2015. Nutrition and quality in ornamental plants. Advances in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping. 21(2):139-150.

  • Gent, M.P.N., W.H. Elmer, K. Macherla and R.J. McAvoy. 2016. Effects of Salinity and Irrigation Management on Poinsettia. HortScience 51:427–434

  • Gent, M.P.N. 2016. Effect of irradiance and temperature on composition of spinach. HortScience 51:133-140.

  • Gent, M.P.N., W.H. Elmer, K. Macherla, R.J. McAvoy. 2015. Effects of Salinity and Irrigation Management on Poinsettia. Acta Horticulturae 1104:41-47.

  • Gerovac, J.R., R.G. Lopez and N.S. Mattson. 2015. High tunnel versus climate-controlled greenhouse: transplant time and production environment impact growth and morphology of cold-tolerant bedding plants. HortScience. 50:830-838.

  • Johnson, M., T.S. Villani, A. Azmat, J.E. Simon, and A.J. Both. 2015. Evaluation of algal biomass production on vertical aeroponic substrates. Algal Research 10:240-248.

  • Li, Y. and N.S. Mattson. 2015. Effects of seaweed extract application rate and method on post-production life of petunia and tomato transplants. HortTechnology. 25:505-510.

  • Zhen, S. and S. Burnett. 2015. Effects of substrate volumetric water content on English lavender morphology and photosynthesis. HortScience 50:909-915.


Symposium Proceedings Articles (Published)



  • Harbick, K. and Albright, L.D. 2016. Comparison of energy consumption: greenhouses and plant factories. Acta Hortic. 1134, 285-292 DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1134.38

  • Ishii, M., L. Okushima, H. Moriyama, S. Sase, N. Fukuchi, and A.J. Both. 2015. Experimental study of natural ventilation in an open-roof greenhouse during the summer. Acta Horticulturae 1107:67-74.

  • Kubota, C., M. Kroggel, A.J. Both, J.F. Burr, and M. Whalen. 2016. Does supplemental lighting make sense for my crop? – Empirical evaluations. Acta Horticulturae 1134:403-411.

  • Wallace, C and A.J. Both 2016. Evaluating operating characteristics of light sources for horticultural applications. Acta Horticulturae 1134:435-443.


Popular Articles (Published) 



  • Burnett, S. and S. Zhen. 2016. Irrigating English lavender. Greenhouse Grower (In Press) http://www.greenhousegrower.com/production/manage-soil-moisture-for-proper-irrigation-of-english-lavender/.

  • DeVincentis, A., R.G. Brumfield, and P. Gottlieb. 2015. A clear vision: Years before state mandates, Overdevest Nursery started capturing and cleaning irrigation runoff. Nursery Management 31(1):36-40. http://www.nurserymag.com/nm0115-irrigation-runoff-overdevest-nursery.aspx.

  • DeVincentis, A., R.G. Brumfield, and P. Gottlieb. 2014. A step ahead: Centerton Nursery’s water recycling system provides 30 million gallons each year. Nursery Management 30(9):24-26, 44-45. http://www.nurserymag.com/digital/201409/index.html.

  • DeVincentis, A., R.G. Brumfield, and P. Gottlieb. 2014. H2O in the ozone. Greenhouse Management 34(8):18-22. http://www.greenhousemag.com/digital/201408/index.html.

  • DeVincentis, A., R.G. Brumfield, and P. Gottlieb. 2014. Keeping water clean with copper. Greenhouse Management 34(10):42-47. http://www.greenhousemag.com/gm1014-kube-pak-water-disinfection.aspx.

  • DeVincentis, A., R.G. Brumfield, and P. Gottlieb. 2014. 10 tips for recycling irrigation water. Greenhouse Management 34(12):21-23. http://www.greenhousemag.com/gm1014-kube-pak-water-disinfection.aspx.

  • Fisher, P., Raudales, R. E., Huang J. 2016. Select the Right Filter for Ebb-and Flood Irrigation. Greenhouse Grower Magazine: New Technology Development in Water Treatment Series. Greenhouse Grower July 2016: 46-50

  • Fisher, P., Raudales, R.E. 2016. Minimize iron build-up on your water pipes. Greenhouse Grower. June 2016:66-70

  • Fisher, P., Grant, G., Zayaz, V., Raudales, R. E., Altland, J., Boldt, J. 2016. New Technology Development in Water Treatment. Greenhouse Grower Technology. May/June 2016: 20-22

  • Hutchins, K., W. Miller, N. Mattson, Cheni Filios. 2016. Combos that are pretty & tasty. GrowerTalks. 79(9):90-91.

  • Mattson, N. 2015. Growing greenhouse tomatoes in containers. Inside Grower. October:20-22.

  • Mattson, N. 2015. Selecting fertilizer rates for several spring bedding plants. Greenhouse Grower Magazine. 33 (August).

  • Mattson, N. 2015. 10 tips to improve retail shelf life of bedding plants. Greenhouse Grower Magazine. 33 (June).

  • Wallace, C. and A.J. Both. 2016. Putting lights to the test. GrowerTalks, June issue. pp. 60, 62, 64.

  • Raudales, R. E., Pundt, L. 2016. Maintaining high quality plants in retail settings. E-Gro Alerts 5(31):1-6

  • Raudales, R. E. 2016. Algae on the nutrient solution and surfaces. E-Gro Edibles 1(6):1-44

  • Raudales, R. E., McGehee, C. 2016. Pythium root rot of hydroponic crops. E-Gro Edibles 1(4):1-5


Presentations (Papers) 



  • Allred, J. and N. Mattson. 2016. Effects of varying daily light integral and carbon dioxide concentration on the growth and nutritional characteristics of three microgreen species of the Brassicaceae family. ISHS Eighth International Symposium on Light in Horticulture. 22-26 May, 2016. East Lansing, Michigan.

  • Both, A.J. 2015. A video presentation titled ‘Greenhouse Energy Efficiency’ was delivered as part of the NE-SARE funded Farm Energy IQ project (collaboration with Penn State and the University of Vermont).

  • Brumfield, R.G. 2015. Cost Accounting, Financial Statements, and Ratios. Horticultural Engineering You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQfiNY2U9fk.

  • Brumfield, R.G. 2015. How to price your products. Horticultural Engineering You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3HxeoRzrRg.

  • Brumfield, R.G. 2015. Production Plan. Horticultural Engineering You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXz5iT0qSmI.

  • Brumfield, R.G. 2015. SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Horticultural Engineering You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZNTwEPoCI.

  • Brumfield, R.G. 2015. Writing a business plan. Horticultural Engineering You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kciVgK_NtTM.

  • Brumfield, R.G., S. Komar, and J. Carleo. 2015. Why have a business plan? Horticultural Engineering You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBtirLAuJhs.

  • Burnett, S. December, 4, 2015. Growing Lovely Lavender. New England Grows. Boston, MA.

  • Butterfield, A., W.Wei, M. E Conley and E. T. Paparozzi. 2015. Winter production of basil (Ocimum spp.) for essential oils.  HortScience 50(9): S265. (Abstr.)

  • Carleo, J., R.G. Brumfield, and S. Komar. 2015. Developing a Mission Statement. Horticultural Engineering You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V7cQxIycEk.

  • DeVincentis, A., R.G. Brumfield, and P. Gottlieb. 2015. Recycling Waste Water videos. We developed a series of videos to help greenhouse and nursery owners with costs and systems for recycling their waste water: http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~farmmgmt/recycling-water/index.html.

  • Foster, J., Burnett, S., and L. Stack. 2016 (abstract). The effects of light and soil moisture on propagation of Linnaea borealis. HortScience (In Press).

  • Kubota, C. and R.G. Brumfield. 2015. Vegetable Greenhouse Overview. Horticultural Engineering You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn8YKTj9018.

  • Peterson, B.J., O. Sanchez, S. Burnett, and D.J. Hayes. 2016. (abstract) Sub-Mist is an effective alternative to overhead mist for the propagation of coleus by stem cuttings. HortScience (In Press).

  • Harbick, K. and Albright, L.D. 2016. Comparison of energy consumption: greenhouses and plant factories. ISHS Eighth International Symposium on Light in Horticulture. 22-26 May, 2016. East Lansing, Michigan.

  • Kranti Macherla and Richard J. McAvoy. 2015. The Effect of Salinity on the Growth and Nutrient Status of Zinnia Grown Under Regulated Deficit Irrigation. ASHS 2015 (August 3-7, 2015) (https://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2015/webprogramarchives/Paper21915.html)

  • McAvoy, R. Growing greenhouse tomatoes for optimum yield and quality, New England Vegetable and Fruit Growers Conference Manchester NH Dec 17, 2015

  • Raudales, R. Nutrient Management for Hydroponics. Greenhouse Production Short-course. Bordertown, NJ. March 7, 2016.

  • Raudales, R. PGRs from start to finish. Bedding Plant Meeting. Vernon, CT. February 25, 2016.

  • Raudales, R. PGRs from start to finish. Bedding Plant Meeting. Torrington, CT. February 23, 2016.

  • Raudales, R. Nutrient program: Selecting fertilizer, monitoring growing media, and diagnosing nutrient disorders. Hands-on Plant Nutrition Workshop: In-house testing of water and growing media. New Haven, CT. February 11, 2016

  • Raudales, R. Monitoring water quality for irrigation. Long Island Greenhouse & Floriculture Conference. Long Island, NY. Jan 19, 2016

  • Raudales, R. Plant diseases in container-grown ornamentals. Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association Winter Meeting. Plantsville, CT. Jan 15, 2016

  • Raudales, R. Developing a nutrient program for greenhouse crops. Maine State Florist’s and Growers’ Association. Augusta, ME. January 13, 2016.

  • Raudales, R. Maintaining high quality plants in postharvest. Maine State Florist’s and Growers’ Association. Augusta, ME. January 13, 2016.

  • Raudales, R. Understanding water quality for irrigation. SiFLOR. Quito, EC. November 23-27, 2015

  • Raudales. Maintaining high quality plants in retail. Smart Marketing= More Customers. New Haven, CT. November 3, 2016

  • Raudales, R. Water conservation options and resources. Twilight Workshop. Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for CT. Windsor, CT. September 29, 2015

  • Raudales, R. Water conservation options and resources. Exploring Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for CT Agriculture. Woodbridge, CT. September 23, 2015

  • Raudales, R. E. Water disinfestants interacting with nutrient solutions and substrates. XVIII International Plant Protection Conference. International. Berlin, Germany August 26, 2015

  • Raudales, R. Waterborne pathogens: Problem and management. It’s All About Water and Increasing Your Bottom Line Workshop.  Grand Rapids, Michigan. July 28, 2015


Other Creative Works



Workshop Sponsor



  • Both, A.J. and D. Specca. Greenhouse Production Short Course, NJ EcoComplex. Columbus, NJ. March 7-8, 2016. Robin Brumfield made a presentation on the basics for developing a greenhouse business plan, Rosa Raudales (UCONN) made a presentation on nutrient management for hydroponics.

  • Johnstonbaugh, E., D. Ciolokoz, G. Musgarve, G. Roth, C. Callahan, S. Hawkins, A.J. Both, Z. Helsel, T. Manning. Farm Energy IQ workshops (In-service training). Columbus, NJ. April 8-10, 2015.

  • McAvoy, R. The Innovation Connection Growing Green: Technology & Challenges Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Grower Direct Farms, Inc. Somers, CT 06071 Co-sponsored by UConn School of Business, School of Engineering, and the College of Agriculture Health and Natural Resources

  • Campbell, B, L. Pundt, R. Raudales. Smart Marketing= More Customers. New Haven, CT. November 3, 2016

  • Pundt, L., Raudales, R. Bedding Plant Meeting. Vernon and Torrington, CT. February 23-25, 2016.

  • Raudales, R. L. Pundt. Hands-on Plant Nutrition Workshop: In-house testing of water and growing media. New Haven, CT. February 11, 2016


Workshop Participant



  • Both, A.J. 2016. Urban agriculture. Presented at the 2016 Urban Agriculture as an Economic Tool Conference, hosted by the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association. Trenton, NJ. May 5.


Refereed Journal Articles (Pending)



  • Johnson, M., T.S. Villani, J.E. Simon, A.J. Both. 2016. Effects of nitrogen, CO2 and harvesting method on various algae species grown on vertical substrates. Submitted for publication in the Journal of Applied Phycology. 

  • Ishii, M., L. Okushima, H. Moriyama, S. Sase, N. Fukuchi, T. Maruo, and A.J. Both. 2015. Evaluating environmental conditions in open-roof greenhouses. Accepted for publication in Acta Horticulturae.

  • Raudales, R.E., P. Fisher, C. Hall. 2016. Cost Analysis of Water Treatments in Irrigation. Submitted for publication in the journal of Irrigation Science (accepted with minor revisions on July 11, 2016).


Book Chapters (Pending)



  • Both, A.J., J.M. Frantz, B. Bugbee. 2016. Carbon dioxide enrichment in greenhouses. Submitted for publication in ‘Light Management in Controlled Environments’ (R. Lopez and E. Runkle, eds.) to be published by Meister Media.

  • Runkle, E. and A.J. Both. 2016. Delivering long-day lighting – Technology options and costs. Submitted for publication in ‘Light Management in Controlled Environments’ (R. Lopez and E. Runkle, eds.) to be published by Meister Media.

  • Both, A.J. and J.E. Faust. 2016. Light transmission: The impact of glazing material and greenhouse design. Submitted for publication in ‘Light Management in Controlled Environments’ (R. Lopez and E. Runkle, eds.) to be published by Meister Media.

  • Fisher, P., A.J. Both, and B. Bugbee. 2016. Supplemental lighting technology, costs and efficiency. Submitted for publication in ‘Light Management in Controlled Environments’ (R. Lopez and E. Runkle, eds.) to be published by Meister Media.

  • Raudales, R.E. Nutritional disorders of florists’ crops. Ch.2. In: McGovern R.J. and W.H. Elmer. Handbook of Florists’ Crop Diseases. Springer, Berlin, Germany.

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