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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.


  • Manejo de la Alcalinidad en Sustratos Hidropónicos

    Published on December 19, 2016
    manejo de la alcalinidad en sustratos hidroponicos

  • Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly weed

    Published on April 12, 2017
    Several species of milkweed, or asclepias, are native to North America, and this year the Perennial Plant Association has chosen one of them as Perennial Plant of the Year: Asclepias tuberosa.

  • Census of Ag. - Declines in Floriculture Producers

    Published on December 19, 2016
    census of ag declines in floriculture producers

  • Boom lighting

    Published on July 23, 2015
    We have developed some general guidelines based on limited research with simulated boom lighting, studies with cyclic lighting, and grower experiences.

  • Lighting Up Profits

    Published on December 23, 2016

  • Controlling Algae in Irrigation Ponds

    Published on December 19, 2016
    controlling algae in irrigation ponds

  • Growing plants with green light

    Published on June 7, 2017
    Green light can be defined as radiation with wavelength between 500 and 600 nanometers. Green light is within the photosynthetically active waveband of 400 to 700 nm, yet its effects on plant growth and development are not well understood.

  • Sustainable production technologies -- a Dutch perspective

    Published on December 7, 2010
    sustainable production technologies a dutch perspective

  • A new paclobutrazol (Piccolo 10XC)

    Published on September 18, 2011
    Fine Americas released a new, more concentrated formulation of paclobutrazol called Piccolo10XC. Plant responses were similar when the same active ingredient, volume, and application rate were used.

  • Watering bedding plants before shipping

    Published on August 22, 2011
    Although it is desirable to have a moderately moist media at shipping, the foliage should be dry to help prevent disease problems.

  • Cold finishing up north.

    Published on July 9, 2009
    Poinsettia cold finishing is a viable option growers can use to help reduce costs.

  • Using a GA to increase plant height

    Published on August 8, 2018
    Regardless of the cause, the most common technique to increase plant height of containerized flowering plants is an application of gibberellic acid (GA) by someone certified as a pesticide applicator.

  • Know your light levels

    Published on November 29, 2016
    Follow these guidelines to accurately measure photosynthetic light levels with meters in the greenhouse.

  • Effects of blue light on plants

    Published on February 2, 2017
    Blue light is usually referred to as radiation with wavelengths between 400 and 500 nanometers. This waveband is within the visible spectrum, has relatively high energy, and has pronounced effects on plant growth and flowering.

  • Successful poinsettia propagation

    Published on December 19, 2009
    Successful poinsettia propagation begins with high quality cuttings and an ideal rooting environment.

  • The ABCs of PGRs

    Published on November 18, 2008
    There are now a large number of plant growth regulators registered for use on ornamental plants. This article discusses the various active ingredients and the product names for each.

  • Bedding Plants and CRFs

    Published on December 19, 2012
    From bedding plant propagation to finishing, studies reveal how controlled-release fertilizers stack up against traditional water-soluble fertilizer programs.

  • Disease-resistant Annual & Perennial Production

    Published on December 19, 2016
    disease resistant annual perennial production

  • Supplemental lighting guidelines for young plants

    Published on January 24, 2010
    Recent university research has examined how plants respond to daily light integral at different times of the year in various areas of the country.

  • Brushing plants for height control

    Published on February 18, 2009
    “Brushing” plants is proving to be a promising, albeit unconventional, height control technique. When touched or moved, plants release ethylene, which can inhibit elongation.