Annual Bedding Plant Production

  • Energy-efficient annuals 8: Rudbeckia & viola

    Published on October 12, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling rudbeckia and viola in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 8 of a 12-part series.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 7: Geraniums & zinnias

    Published on September 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling geranium and zinnia in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 7 of a 12-part series.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 6: Petunias

    Published on August 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling petunia in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 6 of a 12-part series.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 5: Ageratum & cosmos

    Published on July 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling ageratum and cosmos in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 5 of a 12-part series.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 4: Dianthus & snapdragon

    Published on June 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling dianthus and snapdragon in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 4 of a 12-part series.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 3: Marigolds

    Published on May 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling marigold in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 3 of a 12-part series.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 2: Scheduling bedding plants

    Published on April 22, 2009
    Greenhouse temperature influences plant development and energy consumption for heating. When producing a crop, delivery of low temperatures may actually be more energy intensive than warmer temperatures.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 1: Perfecting temps and light

    Published on March 29, 2009
    Learn the concepts of how temperature and daily light integral influence growth and flowering of annual bedding plant crops.

  • Overcoming New Guinea impatiens stall

    Published on February 29, 2008
    New Guinea impatiens can be significantly cooler than the air temperature when the greenhouse humidity is low and the glazing temperature is low.

  • Responses to temperature & light

    Published on January 29, 2008
    Longer growing time at cooler temperatures or shorter growing time with warmer temperatures? That question is addressed for annual bedding plants in this article.