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