Recyclable Horticulture Plastic Containers

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.

Read More
Iron and Manganese toxicity in geranium

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.

Read More
Petunia Treated with Ethephon

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.

Read More
Botrytis Blight Geranium

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.

Read More
Garrett Owen Feature Image

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More