A computer decision-support tool was developed as an Extension outcome of the Floriculture Research Alliance to help commercial plant growers and educators estimate the effect of changing average air temperature on production time of over 60 species and cultivars of herbaceous ornamental crop plants. Cropping time predictions are based on research data from 16 sources. This information can help growers determine appropriate greenhouse temperature settings so that their plants are in flower on time to meet pre-determined market dates. The target audiences are growers, Extension professionals, and crop consultants.
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Fisher, P. R., Runkle, E. S., Blanchard, M. G., Erwin, J. E., & MacKay, B. (2012). FlowersOnTime: A Computer Decision-Support Tool for Floriculture Crop Producers. The Journal of Extension, 50(5), Article 30. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.50.05.30