UMass Extension


UMass Amherst offers a Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture program, and MFGA works closely with the University’s experts to identify and address issues that affect greenhouse growers and garden centers. We turn to UMass for assistance in research and analysis of technical and non-technical issues.

UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program has a website that provides extensive information on better management practices (BMPs), pesticides, and many other subjects that are important to your operation.
Click here for more information.

Also at the UMass website, you can find the Pest Management Guide. It is the most comprehensive, science-based information about insects, diseases, and weeds for greenhouse growing in New England.

Click here if you are new to the industry or just want to review some basics on greenhouse topics.

Contact information

University of Massachusetts Floriculture Extension Program
Geoffrey Njue 781.891.0650 x12
University of Massachusetts, Waltham Center, 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452

Faculty Specialist—University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Douglas Cox 413.545.5214 Fax: 413.545.3075
University of Massachusetts, French Hall, Amherst, MA 01003

Floriculture Diagnostics—University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Angela Madeiras 413.545.3209 Fax 413.545.4385
Disease Diagnostics
101 University Drive, Suite A7, Amherst, MA 01002

Dr. Robert Wick 413.545.1045 Fax 413.545.2532
Disease Research and Diagnostics
Fernald Hall, Amherst, MA 01003