January 11, 2018
Plan Ahead for Spring Season in the Greenhouse by Following These Five Tips
In a recent report on the Michigan State University Extension website, Floriculture Educator Jeremy Jubenville presents a short list of ideas that can help growers nip predictable problems in the bud, so they have more time to focus on any new situations that arise.
December 18, 2017
How to Make Sure Your Greenhouse Can Withstand Heavy Snow
Heavy snow loads can cause greenhouse structures to collapse if proper snow removal techniques are not practiced or extra support is not provided.
November 13, 2017
Michigan State Offering Online Root Zone Management Course
Participants in the three-month, self-paced online course can learn about water quality, plant nutrition, and irrigation management.
November 12, 2017
Michigan State Partners With Philips Lighting to Modernize On-Campus Greenhouses
Several new Philips LED modules were added to Michigan State’s research greenhouses to keep them updated for the newest wave of horticulture students.
August 15, 2017
How to Know Which Plastic Containers You Can Recycle
Michigan State University’s Garrett Owen offers tips to help you properly dispose of plastic containers, flats, and trays.
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.