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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.


  • CHAMP E-Tool designed to assist the Michigan agriculture community

    Published on July 21, 2020
    This tool is designed for the Michigan agriculture community to help identify and implement appropriate and meaningful exposure control strategies to protect workers and the public.

  • Ethephon drenches on bedding plants

    Published on April 18, 2013
    In the second of a two-part series with ethephon (e.g., Florel), we shows that drenches are a viable method to control height and size of several bedding plant crops.

  • LEDs vs. HPS lamps: A reality check

    Published on June 23, 2014
    With all of the promise and potential of LEDs, some myths and misconceptions are being perpetuated - hence the need for a reality check.

  • Rice hulls and PGRs

    Published on November 18, 2010
    How do rice hulls in your potting media affect your plant growth regulators?

  • Light it up!

    Published on July 24, 2006
    Erik Runkle talks about how to measure and maintain light for new and learning greenhouse owners.

  • Tender perennials

    Published on June 29, 2004
    Research-based information is presented on tender (or marginally cold hardy) herbaceous perennials that have ornamental appeal.

  • A New Height Control Possibility for Easter Lilies

    Published on November 18, 2012
    Flurprimidol drenches have been shown to successfully control height of oriental lilies and Dutch bulbs such as hyacinth, narcissus and tulips, but there is no data that shows how effective flurprimidol drenches are on Easter lilies.

  • Wave petunia smart scheduling

    Published on March 22, 2013
    We quantified the effects of temperature and photosynthetic daily light integral on flowering time and characteristics of 15 Wave petunia cultivars, then generated temperature-based flowering time models for more predictable greenhouse scheduling.

  • Vernalization: Life in the cold (Vernalization part 2)

    Published on January 29, 2006
    In part 2 of a 5-part series of articles on vernalization of herbaceous perennials, this article discusses juvenility and different methods of delivering cold treatments to plants.

  • Photoperiodic vs. photosynthetic lighting

    Published on September 23, 2015
    There is sometimes confusion about photoperiodic lighting (to regulate flowering) and photosynthetic lighting (to increase plant growth) in greenhouses. This article differentiates these two lighting applications.

  • LEDs: Blue & far-red light

    Published on April 10, 2019
    Part 3 of a 5-part series summarizes results from an indoor lighting experiment with floriculture crop seedlings, where we determined whether blue light could nullify the effects of far red on stem elongation, without inhibiting flowering.

  • Improving perennial flower (Vernalization part 5)

    Published on June 29, 2006
    In part 5 of a 5-part series of articles on vernalization of herbaceous perennials, this article discusses plants in which a cold treatment accelerates or improves flowering, but is not necessarily required for flowering.

  • Scheduling bedding plants for energy-efficient production

    Published on February 22, 2012
    In this article, we discuss the effects of average daily temperature and starting size of plugs on flowering time and crop quality of a variety of annual bedding plants.

  • Sanitation for Pest and Disease Management

    Published on December 19, 2016

  • Sole-source lighting of plants

    Published on September 13, 2017
    Sole-source lighting is a term used to describe the deliver of light to plants that do not also receive light from the sun. In other words, electric lighting is delivered indoors and provides the sole source of light for plant growth and development.

  • Tips on using uniconazole

    Published on April 18, 2011
    This article provides suggestions for how and when to use uniconazole (e.g., Sumagic and Concise) as a spray or drench to obtain desirable, more compact ornamental plants.

  • Selecting an LED fixture

    Published on February 18, 2019
    With so many LED products now on the market, choosing the right lighting fixture is a crucial decision. This article discusses factors to consider when choosing an LED fixture for plant applications.

  • Coreopsis: A great all-American genus

    Published on July 29, 2005
    Commercial production information, based on research at Michigan State University, is presented on two 'Limerock' cultivars of the tender herbaceous perennial Coreopsis (common name: tickseed).

  • Producing poinsettias sustainably.

    Published on August 9, 2009
    Researchers hone in on how to produce poinsettias sustainably with organic fertilizers.

  • Propagation pointers

    Published on November 14, 2019
    Propagating ornamental crops is one of the most challenging aspects of production, yet an increasing number of greenhouse growers are doing it themselves. This article provides a brief overview of tips for successful propagation.