Greenhouse Production & Engineering

Greenhouses can provide an excellent controlled environment for plant production, provided they are designed and operate efficiently. The greenhouse should provide uniform lighting, heating, and water to all plants or seedlings within the structure. Orientation, the structure itself, heating, and ventilation are key factors in having a successful greenhouse operation.

Production of tobacco seedlings in a greenhouse differs greatly from field production. Management is critical since the large excess of seedlings common to conventional production will not be present using a greenhouse. Every effort should be made to obtain maximum seedling usability.

For more information on greenhouse tobacco production, see the 2011 Growers' Guide, choose from the following topics, or contact Dewitt T. Gooden, 843-662-3526, ext. 203, dgooden@clemson.edu.