We've prepared a short YouTube video showing how to use this tool
Watch: Dr. Allen Hammer, Technical Advisor, explains key propagation tips and tricks to streamline your poinsettia production program.
Download: Our poinsettia grower guide contains valuable information about managing your crop from propagation through flower initiation.
What is graphical tracking?
Graphical tracking is a simple tool developed to help avoid short or tall crops.
It is a grower-management tool where actual plant height or development is compared with desired plant height or development over time. Management decisions are then made based on the information obtained from the comparison.
From a mental health point of view, graphical tracking helps avoid the stress of a by-the-seat-of-your-pants growing style.
The technique is to plot plant height onto a graph once or twice each week and make height-control decisions after visually comparing actual and target heights. The small monitoring cost (about 15 minutes in labor per crop each week) for graphically tracking crops rapidly pays for itself in improved quality.
Graphical tracking helps you clearly see whether your plants are too tall or short at any time in the season and make timely corrections. This tool is being used successfully by many growers, regardless of whether their greenhouse business is large or small, located in the North or South, or low-tech or sophisticated.
How secure is my data?
We take data security seriously.
No other users can access your crops' data or see their tracks.
Dümmen Orange's technical staff can view and download your crops' data and tracks, but will be unable to modify the online data. They can also see your name and contact details.
Can I let other OnTarget users see my crop tracks?
You can give permission for other OnTarget users to view your crop tracks and to download your crop data.
Click on the 'View/update existing' button on the home page and then on the 'Sharing your tracks' button near the top of the page. A full description of this service and instructions on how to share (and unshare) are given there.
The people you share with cannot edit or add data to your tracks and you can 'unshare' at any time.
How can I get an icon linked to OnTarget™ onto my cell phone and tablet's home screen?
An icon will appear on your homescreen that is linked to OnTarget™.
An icon, linked to OnTarget™, will appear.
For growing or cultural information not contained in the Tools For You section, please contact our Poinsettia Product Manager, Angela Mekjian at A.Mekjian@DummenOrange.com
For catalog requests and all other inquiries, please contact Info.NA@DummenOrange.com
For webapp malfunctions, please contact our IT support staff at OnTarget@thomasbaine.com
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