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  • Heleba, David (2004-11-24
      outside 24 inch exhaust fan
  • Wilson, Sandra (2005-05-15
      Agristarts is a biological technology company that produces and sells tissue culture liners on a wholesale level. Micropropagated plantlets are mass produced clonally in the laboratory from mother stock plants.
  • Wilson, Sandra (2005-04-21
      close-up of orchids in four inch containers
  • Wilson, Sandra (2005-05-15
      Agristarts is a biological technology company that produces and sells tissue culture liners on a wholesale level. Micropropagated plantlets are mass produced clonally in the laboratory from mother stock plants.
  • McMahon, Peg (2006-04-25
      In many parts of the world, waste water and run-off from greenhouse roofs is captured in ponds and held or recycled. In low-lying areas, the ponds have to be above ground level.
  • McMahon, Peg (2006-04-25
      Water collection ponds collect waste and run-off water from greenhouses. The water is held or recycled.
  • Wilson, Sandra (2005-04-21
      Orchids are finished off at 80F daytime and 60F nighttime temperatures. Blackout curtains are used to shorten the daylength.
  • Wilson, Sandra (2005-10-18
      all seed for sale is vacuum-packaged and coded with percent germination
  • Pagliarulo, Chris; Giacomelli, Gene (2005-07-18
  • McMahon, Peg (2006-07-07
      Foliage plant with interesting foliage and colorful flower.
  • Pagliarulo, Chris; Giacomelli, Gene (2005-05-31
  • Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; Wilson, Sandra; McMahon, Margaret; Tignor, Milton (2005-02-10
      Damian Solomon, Production Manager at EuroFresh Farms, describes the computer controlled environment at their facility. Computers control all aspects of greenhouse environment including climate and irrigation. They use recorded data to tailor growing conditions so that they can maximize plant production during different seasons. Mr. Solomon also describes their future plans for computer use in the greenhouse.
  • Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; Wilson, Sandra; McMahon, Margaret; Tignor, Milton (2005-02-10
      Damian Solomon, Production Manager at EuroFresh Farms, tells Dr. Gene Giacomelli, University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Program, some of the challenges he faces at his work and things that he would like to know more about. He also explains that hands-on, practical experience is missing from current US college curriculum and how internships would benefit both student and employer.
  • Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; Wilson, Sandra; McMahon, Margaret; Tignor, Milton (2005-02-10
      Damian Solomon, Production Manager at EuroFresh Farms, shows their grafted tomato plant seedlings and explains why they need a different rootstock from what they are fruiting.
  • Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; Wilson, Sandra; McMahon, Margaret; Tignor, Milton (2005-02-10
      Damian Solomon, Production Manager at EuroFresh Farms, shows how they keep continual production of fruit by replacing old plants with new ones.
  • Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; Wilson, Sandra; McMahon, Margaret (2005-02-10
      Dr. Gene Giacomelli, University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Program, explains that Arizona has a desert, arid climate with about twelve (12) inches of precipitation per year. Water usage is very important to the greenhouse vegetable industry (the largest in the country with 250 acres) primarily of greenhouse tomatoes. We will visit EuroFresh Farms whose goal is to produce the highest quality, continuous production of tomatoes throughout the year. We will explore their hydroponic systems, nutrient recycling systems and see how they drip irrigate each individual plant.
  • Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; Wilson, Sandra; McMahon, Margaret; Tignor, Milton (2005-02-10
      Overview of Eurofresh Farms production facilities, a Dutch-owned greenhouse in Willcox, Arizona with Damian Solomon, production manager.
  • Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; Wilson, Sandra; McMahon, Margaret; Tignor, Milton (2005-02-10
      Damian Solomon, Production Manager at EuroFresh Farms, describes the labor needs of the two and half acres and 24 labors he manages.
  • Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; Wilson, Sandra; McMahon, Margaret; Tignor, Milton (2005-02-10
      Damian Solomon, Production Manager at EuroFresh Farms, describes their hydroponic tomato production from transplant seedlings to harvest. Mr. Solomon shows trellis system, fertigation lines, packing house conveyor system, packing, and electronic product tracking.
  • Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; Wilson, Sandra; McMahon, Margaret; Tignor, Milton (2005-02-10
      Dwight Ferguson, Chief Marketing Officer at EuroFresh Farms, explains challenges of marketing their product and the changing attitudes of American consumers toward fresh produce. He also tells about the positive trend of increased fresh tomato consumption and how that affects the company's relationship with their consumers and seed suppliers.

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