Greenhouse 1 - Enhancing Profitability of Spring Crops by Reducing Inputs and Shifting Labor
Royal Heins, Michigan State University, Professor Emeritus
Tuesday, December 8
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Reducing the number of input liners and direct-stick propagation are two ways to reduce input costs, especially for larger containers that typically have more than one liner per container. Direct stick propagation into the final container reduces costs by eliminating the cost of producing and transplanting a similar number of liners and as well, shifts labor to earlier in the season with the potential to reduce overtime labor during traditional peak weeks. This presentation will review how one can reduce costs by reducing labor and input costs for early-season production.