COLUMNIST

Roger McGaughey Columnist, Head Grower - Michael's Greenhouse

Head grower at Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Roger was educated in Northern Ireland and England and has 44 years experience as a grower.

Recent Articles

Growers Talk Production
Another Successful Outdoor BCA Season
Roger McGaughey
Helping to minimize our reliability on chemical control methods is a win-win situation for all concerned.
Growers Talk Production
Irrigation Specialists
Roger McGaughey
It’s often said that the person with the hosepipe in their hand is one of the most important employees on the nursery.
Growers Talk Production
Building for the Future
Roger McGaughey
Graduating from college shows students have the learning capabilities, but we have to teach them the important, day-to-day aspects of large-scale crop production.
Growers Talk Production
Orius insidiosus: A Natural Thrips Killer
Roger McGaughey
During a field walk, I explained how we use beds of lobularia as a habitat to attract natural Orius with the goal of assisting with thrips control. The question was asked: “What is Orius?”
Columns
The Little Things Make All the Difference
Roger McGaughey
If we take care of the little things, the important details, the big things, often take care of themselves and everyone’s stress level can be lower.
Columns
Propagation Fog System
Roger McGaughey
How we fixed the problem of over-misting our cuttings.
Columns
Cost-Effective Thrips Control—Part II
Roger McGaughey
Another year is almost over and once again we do not have a thrips problem. How many greenhouses can make that claim?
Columns
Innovations in Our BCA Usage
Roger McGaughey
Sometimes products don’t perform the way we expect, so we need to think outside the box, be innovative and find a solution to make them effective.
Columns
Incorporating PGRs into Our Biological Growing Process
Roger McGaughey
There’s a wealth of knowledge out there regarding recommendations for many types of PGRs to use on various crops, but making something work in your growing environment for your crops is what matters.
Columns
BCAs–A Year in Review
Roger McGaughey
Technology continues to improve at a fast pace and enables us to do lots from afar, but there’s no substitute for getting into your crops and making sure that they will provide our customers with the quality that they expect and deserve.
34 articles
Page 1 of 4
1
234