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  • Floriculture & Greenhouse Crop Production

    MSU Extension’s floriculture educational and applied research programs help improve greenhouse crop production and business management by providing trusted information on new production techniques and management strategies.


  • Monitoring Growth of Bedding Plant Seedlings Using Images

    Published on October 13, 2019
    Monitoring growth and development is an important practice to ensure that crops remain on schedule and to rectify issues early in production. New imaging technology provides some of the most efficient, non-destructive, and accurate means to monitor growth.

  • Do you know what your DLI is?

    Published on December 24, 2006
    Daily light integral has a profound effect on your plants. Learn how to measure DLI in your greenhouse three different ways.

  • Control stem length with liner dips

    Published on November 18, 2011
    Dipping trays of rooted liners and plugs into a PGR solution, or liner dip, is a newer method of efficiently applying root-absorbed PGRs that controls stem elongation after transplanting.

  • Potential Effect of Water Quality on PGRs

    Published on November 18, 2015
    Final spray water pH after plant growth regulation addition varies with pH and alkalinity of your carrier water.

  • Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations

    Published on April 9, 2012
    A list of state-wide Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) testings is available from Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development,

  • Managing photoperiod in the greenhouse

    Published on March 23, 2013
    This six-page bulletin provides information on how to control the day length in commercial greenhouse production of floriculture and nursery crops.

  • Sumagic on bedding plants

    Published on April 18, 2005
    Usage of this highly active plant growth regulator (active ingredient: uniconazole) on bedding plants is for the experienced commercial grower. Read how to use it, when it’s best used, and how much is recommended based on this MSU research.

  • Non-chemical height control techniques

    Published on May 18, 2013
    There are several environmental and cultural practices that can produce shorter plants, but strategies must be implemented over a period of time to achieve desired outcomes.

  • The potential of poinsettia trees

    Published on December 18, 2010
    Exploring the opportunity to evolve poinsettias trees into more than our standard winter holiday tabletop plant.

  • Greenhouse *A* System for Michigan Producers (FAS108)

    Published on April 13, 2021
    Greenhouse producers may use this bulletin to assist in becoming MAEAP verified.

  • Greenhouse sanitation decreases pest problems

    Published on February 10, 2021
    Practices that prevent the introduction of pathogens, weed seeds, and insects will go a long way to having a cleaner greenhouse, reduced crop losses, lower pesticide costs, and higher-quality plants.

  • Floriculture

    Published on March 21, 2012

  • Production tips for top performers: Gaillardia 'Oranges & Lemons'

    Published on September 29, 2008
    Production information, based on research at Michigan State University, is presented on the herbaceous perennial blanket flower (Gaillardia) 'Oranges and Lemons'.

  • Firing Up Perennials: The 2000 Edition, Part 1: Concepts of forcing perennials

    Published on December 1, 2000
    Part 1 of 3, of a 142-page book of articles on the commercial production of flowering herbaceous perennials. Information is based on research generated at Michigan State University. Published by Meister Media Worldwide, 2000.

  • Lighting plans: Their generation and importance

    Published on August 17, 2017
    Light intensity and uniformity are critical to successful production of plants. This article describes how lighting plans are developed, and why they are so important when comparing lighting technologies.

  • Measuring greenhouse temperature

    Published on March 17, 2011
    The single largest advantage of using greenhouses to grow ornamental and food crops is the ability to provide desirable temperatures for plant growth and development.

  • Keeping it Green

    Published on November 18, 2013
    Applications of plant growth regulators such as benzyladenine (BA; a cycokinin) and/or gibberellic acid (GA) may suppress lower-leaf yellowing and senescence.

  • Insect Controls for the Greenhouse Industry

    Published on February 28, 2012
    A link to a book titled insect controls for the greenhouse industry.

  • LIP it! (Limited inductive photoperiod)

    Published on January 24, 2008
    Providing a limited inductive photoperiod (LIP) can produce compact long-day plants and energy-cost savings.

  • The value of biodegradable containers

    Published on November 18, 2011
    Consumers value certain biodegradable containers over others. Find out which ones.