Remove yellowed or dead leaf material on a regular basis to reduce breeding areas for pests. If it does not conflict with experimental design, keep plants pruned to maintain a compact form to reduce problems associated with overgrown plants.
When removing small amounts of biomass or occasional disposal of plants, the waste containers in the greenhouse/headhouse are provided for your convenience. If removing large amounts of material which would otherwise fill the waste containers, users are expected to empty the waste containers as well, or remove their materials directly to the appropriate dumpster.
Harvest all plant materials required for experimental purposes in a timely fashion. Plant materials should be disposed of immediately following the project.
Exception: If material is required for future work and can not readily be reacquired (ie rare collected specimens) then user will consult with Greenhouse Manager to develop a plan of periodic propagation to maintain the material in a compact, healthy condition until further use. Allowing material to become overgrown and pest infested will not be tolerated.
All users are required to maintain an active role in the progress of the greenhouse project.
Notify the greenhouse staff promptly at the end of a greenhouse project. Assist with the disposal of unneeded plant material and the removal of equipment at the completion of the experiment.