Proper greenhouse sanitation is important for healthy, disease-free vegetable transplant production. Efforts need to be made to keep transplant production greenhouses free of unnecessary plant debris and weeds which may harbor insect pests and disease.
- Any weeds in or around the greenhouse structure should be removed prior to any production.
- Any transplant brought into the greenhouse from an outside source needs to be certified ‘clean’ as well as visually inspected for potential insects and diseases once it reaches your location.
- All equipment, benches, flats, plug trays and floors should be properly cleaned and then disinfested prior to use and efforts need to be taken throughout the transplant production season to minimize potential problems.