Biocontrols and beneficials absolutely can be used in outdoor production, with the use of banker plant systems

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.

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Bleached Zonal Geraniums

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.

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Hydroponics Michigan State Web

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.

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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.

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foxglove-aphid

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.

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Phytophthora On Poinsettia

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.

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worker-protection-standard

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.

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Biocontrols and beneficials absolutely can be used in outdoor production, with the use of banker plant systems

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.”

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Gotham Greens Atrium Style Greenhouse Chicago

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.

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Michigan State University Employee Handbook

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.

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Chrysanthemum Aphid

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.

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Greenhouse Whitefly

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.

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