Young Plant Production

  • LEDs: Far red & light intensity interaction

    Published on March 4, 2019

    Part 2 of a 5-part series explains how far-red light and light intensity (the photosynthetic photon flux density) interact to influence growth of young plants indoors, under fully controlled environments.

  • Lighting young plants indoors

    Published on February 4, 2019

    Part 1 of a 5-part series is an introduction to producing young plants indoors under fully controlled environments.

  • Growing ornamental seedlings under white LEDs

    Published on November 15, 2018

    Michigan State University researchers discuss the impacts of using white light on plant growth and human vision, as well as energy considerations when growing ornamental seedlings indoors.

  • Improve rooting of cuttings

    Published on January 19, 2016

    Successful rooting of cuttings requires careful management of the environment, especially air and media temperature, humidity and light.

  • Keys to successful seedling production

    Published on November 19, 2015

    Although the topics discussed don’t include all of the key aspects of plug production, focusing on these key parameters will certainly help lead to success.

  • Managing temperature during propagation

    Published on December 19, 2014

    Temperature primarily drives the rate of root and shoot development while light provides the energy to promote that growth. When one of these environmental factors is not optimized, rooting is delayed.

  • Keeping it Green

    Published on November 18, 2013

    Applications of plant growth regulators such as benzyladenine (BA; a cycokinin) and/or gibberellic acid (GA) may suppress lower-leaf yellowing and senescence.

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