Barry J. Micallef

Associate Professor Ontario Agricultural College Department of Plant Agriculture Guelph, Ontario bmicalle@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 54384
(519) 824-4120 ext. 58185

Bio/Research

The major emphasis of the research program is the identification of physiological and genetic factors controlling whole plant development and the interaction between these factors and the environment with the goal of increasing the profit margin of greenhouse vegetable production through:


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Bio/Research

The major emphasis of the research program is the identification of physiological and genetic factors controlling whole plant development and the interaction between these factors and the environment with the goal of increasing the profit margin of greenhouse vegetable production through:

the improvement of the harvest index of greenhouse vegetables, thus allowing economic productivity with a reduction in inputs (e.g. same production in a smaller greenhouse area) (Objective 1);

the improvement of productivity under low light conditions, thus extending the production season into the winter months of the year (Objective 2); and

the identification of germplasm and cultivars that show adequate production at lower average temperatures, thus reducing energy costs (Objective 3).


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