June 13, 2017
Are Your Geraniums Showing Signs of Iron or Manganese Toxicity? It May Be Due to Low pH Levels
Zonal geraniums with low pH can exhibit iron and manganese toxicity symptoms, including marginal chlorosis, leaf speckling, and upward-cupping of the leaves, according to Michigan State University experts.
June 5, 2017
Michigan State Experts Offer Tips on Improving Your Ethephon PGR Applications
Air temperature at application and carrier water alkalinity can influence the efficacy of your ethephon plant growth regulator applications.
May 10, 2017
A Refresher on Botrytis Management in the Greenhouse
When the weather is moist and humid, susceptible greenhouse plants may need to be protected from Botrytis cinerea, a fungus that causes leaf spots, blighting, and stem cankers.
May 7, 2017
Garrett Owen Joins Michigan State University Floriculture Team
Owen was hired in January 2017 with an Extension and research appointment in floriculture and greenhouse production.
May 2, 2017
Michigan State Offering Summer Courses on Biocontrols and Greenhouse Lighting
Registration for the courses, which take place online and provide detailed information on biocontrols and lighting in the greenhouse, is now open.
April 26, 2017
Monitor Potential for Heat Stress in Your Geraniums
Heat stress, which can originate from a lack of air flow around baskets suspended in high areas, causes foliar bleaching and chlorosis of zonal geraniums.
April 13, 2017
Research Team Seeking Feedback From Hydroponic Growers
Are you a hydroponic grower of food crops? If so, Michigan State University and Iowa State University researchers are looking for your input.
January 27, 2017
Why Greenhouse Growers Must Know Their Costs to Stay Competitive
Tom Dudek, Senior Educator at Michigan State University Extension, says greenhouse growers should evaluate their production costs to determine if they need to make adjustments to stay competitive.
November 29, 2016
How Greenhouse Growers Can Manage The Foxglove Aphid
Recent research is shedding new light on the foxglove aphid. Understanding host plants, identification, and biology will help growers deal with this pest.
November 23, 2016
Tips On How To Prevent Aerial Blight Spread In Poinsettias
According to Michigan State University experts, certain species of the pathogen Phytophthora, which is typically thought of as a root rot, can also cause issues above-ground.
October 25, 2016
EPA’s Worker Protection Changes To Take Effect In January 2017
The EPA has made a significant number of changes to the Worker Protection Standard, and growers must be compliant by January 2017. Experts from Michigan State University Extension outline how some of these changes could affect you.
September 19, 2016
Learn About Biological Controls In The Greenhouse In A New Online Course
Michigan State University Extension (MSU) and Kansas State University Research and Extension are collaborating on a pre-recorded online course on “Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers.”
September 14, 2016
How An Energy Audit Of Your Greenhouse Can Save You Money
Is your greenhouse utility bill getting you down? Consider an energy audit to evaluate potential energy savings.
September 2, 2016
Why You Might Need An Employee Handbook For Your Greenhouse
Employee handbooks are not just for big greenhouse operations that employ large numbers of workers. According to a Michigan State University expert, they are an important human resources management tool that all growers should have.
August 22, 2016
How To ID And Manage Black Aphids In Chrysanthemums
Growers in Michigan have recently been reporting a higher presence of this pest. Here are some tips on how to control it.
June 26, 2016
Michigan State University Offers Tips On Whitefly Management
Whiteflies are making headlines in Florida, but they are found across the U.S. Michigan State experts say it’s important to know how to manage each type of whitefly.