Annual Bedding Plant Production

  • Watering bedding plants before shipping

    Published on August 22, 2011
    Although it is desirable to have a moderately moist media at shipping, the foliage should be dry to help prevent disease problems.

  • Implications of base temperature

    Published on January 17, 2011
    Growers should avoid growing cold-tolerant and cold-sensitive crops together because crop timing, crop quality and heating costs cannot be optimized.

  • Daily light integral & flowering of annuals

    Published on November 23, 2010
    The daily light integral can influence crop timing and quality characteristics including branching, flower number, and flower size. This article presents research-based information on how light quantity influences production of annual bedding plants.

  • Reducing greenhouse energy consumption

    Published on April 22, 2010
    This article outlines our multifaceted approach to improve the energy efficiency of greenhouse crop production, both in the short- and long-term.

  • Rapid flowering of pansy

    Published on March 22, 2010
    Pansy has a unique photoperiodic flowering response. What can be done when varieties don’t flower uniformly or on time?

  • Energy-efficient annuals 12: Pentas & verbena

    Published on February 22, 2010
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling pentas and verbena in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 12 of a 12-part series.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 11: Angelonia & browallia

    Published on January 22, 2010
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling angelonia and browallia in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 11 of a 12-part series.

  • Problems with petunia production?

    Published on December 22, 2009
    Petunias are among the most common spring crops in the garden center, but some persistent challenges can lower quality and cause serious headaches for growers.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 10: Vinca & wax begonia

    Published on December 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling vinca and wax begonia in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 10 of a 12-part series.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 9: Dahlia & osteospermum

    Published on November 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling dahlia and osteospermum in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 9 of a 12-part series.