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  • Propagation of Plugs and Liners

    MSU Extension’s floriculture educational and applied research programs help improve greenhouse crop production and business management by providing trusted information on new production techniques and management strategies.


  • ABCs of successful plug production

    Published on February 3, 2021

    Dr. Roberto Lopez presents information on producing high-quality, compact, and uniform plugs. In this webinar you will learn: how to properly store seeds; methods to improve germination; and tips on managing temperature, light, moisture, fertility, and height during the various stages of plug production.

  • Heidi Lindberg

    West Michigan Greenhouse and Nursery Education & Research
    wollaege@msu.edu
    616-994-4701

  • Roberto Lopez

    Associate Professor
    rglopez@msu.edu
    517-353-0342

  • Erik Runkle

    Professor
    runkleer@msu.edu
    (517) 353-0350

  • Jeremy Jubenville

    Floriculture Educator
    jubenvi3@msu.edu
    269-384-8010

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PGR rates and timing for plug production

    Published on November 18, 2003
    Application rates and timing of the plant growth regulator Bonzi (active ingredient: paclobutrazol) was put to the test in this Michigan State University research on seedling plugs of bedding plants.

  • The latest on plug production: Seedling plug size effects on flowering time

    Published on September 22, 2012
    We evaluated the effect of two plug sizes on finish crop time, plant quality characteristics, and estimated production costs for five bedding plant species.

  • Managing light to improve rooting of cuttings

    Published on September 7, 2016
    Many growers can improve the rooting of cuttings by more closely managing light during propagation.

  • 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.

  • 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 light during propagation

    Published on June 24, 2005
    Michigan State University research examines how environmental factors - especially light - influence the rooting and growth of vegetative annual cuttings.

  • 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.

  • Propagation pointers

    Published on November 14, 2019
    Propagating ornamental crops is one of the most challenging aspects of production, yet an increasing number of greenhouse growers are doing it themselves. This article provides a brief overview of tips for successful propagation.

  • Cutting propagation

    Published on December 19, 2008
    In an ideal propagation greenhouse, a grower is able to provide adequate moisture, minimize environmental stresses, prevent diseases and insects, and rapidly root cuttings in well-drained media.

  • Perennial propagators' successes and challenges

    Published on October 19, 2016
    Results Of A National Survey

  • Keeping [geranium cuttings] green

    Published on December 19, 2013
    How to reduce lower-leaf yellowing of geranium cuttings in propagation.

  • Successful poinsettia propagation

    Published on December 19, 2009
    Successful poinsettia propagation begins with high quality cuttings and an ideal rooting environment.