Annual Bedding Plant Production

  • Grouping crops can save you money

    Published on June 11, 2007
    By grouping crops according to certain variables, you can increase greenhouse production efficiency and reduce the number of problems encountered.

  • New directions for scheduling bedding plants

    Published on March 29, 2007
    Many factors affect flowering times. Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Michigan State University are developing ways growers can use those factors to flower their crops at specific times.

  • Manage temperatures for the best spring crops

    Published on January 17, 2007
    Given the high cost of greenhouse heating, many growers are lowering the temperature set points. While there are some advantages to lowering the thermostat, some negative consequences can arise.

  • Supplemental lighting on bedding plants -- Making it work for you

    Published on December 29, 2006
    This article discusses the benefits of both photoperiodic lighting (day length control) and photosynthetic lighting (increasing light quantity to increase plant growth) on bedding plant crops.

  • Sumagic on bedding plants

    Published on April 18, 2005
    Usage of this highly active plant growth regulator (active ingredient: uniconazole) on bedding plants is for the experienced commercial grower. Read how to use it, when it’s best used, and how much is recommended based on this MSU research.

  • Temperature and light on bedding plants

    Published on July 29, 2003
    Michigan State University research shows what effects temperature and daily light integral have on bedding plant production.

  • New Guinea impatiens: Flowers on time

    Published on September 11, 2000
    New Guinea impatiens can be tricky to schedule for flowering on a particular day. These Michigan State University researchers unlock this plant’s secrets.