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  • Annual Bedding Plant Production

    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.


  • Enhancing profitability of spring crops

    Published on February 5, 2021

    MSU Professor Emeritus Royal Heins discusses how to reduce input costs in the commercial production of annual bedding plants, especially for larger containers that typically have more than one liner. Emphasis is on direct stick propagation into the final container, which reduces costs by eliminating the cost of producing and transplanting a similar number of liners. This strategy also shifts labor to earlier in the season, with the potential to reduce overtime labor during traditional peak weeks. Delivered at the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo in December, 2020.

  • Jeremy Jubenville

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

  • Erik Runkle

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

  • Roberto Lopez

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

  • Heidi Lindberg

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

  • High tunnel and outdoor production of cold-tolerant bedding plants

    Published on November 10, 2016
    As greenhouse space becomes limited in the spring, you may consider using outdoor spaces and high tunnels. Read on for insight into the benefits and risks associated with these growing strategies.

  • Producing High Quality Plugs Part I

    Published on September 4, 2017
    In this article, we will discuss how continuous 16-hour or instantaneous threshold supplemental lighting from HPS lamps and LEDs and photoperiodic lighting influence plug quality and subsequent flowering.

  • 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.

  • High tunnel and outdoor production of bedding plants

    Published on November 17, 2016
    As greenhouse space becomes limited in the spring, you may consider using outdoor spaces and high tunnels. Read on for insight into the benefits and risks associated with these growing strategies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 9: Dahlia & osteospermum

    Published on November 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling dahlia and osteospermum in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 9 of a 12-part series.

  • 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.

  • High-temperature stress of bedding plants

    Published on May 17, 2012
    There are some bedding plant crops that tolerate high temperatures quite well, while others develop heat stress symptoms at lower temperatures.

  • Scheduling bedding plants for energy-efficient production

    Published on February 22, 2012
    In this article, we discuss the effects of average daily temperature and starting size of plugs on flowering time and crop quality of a variety of annual bedding plants.

  • Cold-sensitive bedding plants

    Published on December 22, 2013
    Bedding plants that stop developing at a relatively high temperature can be labeled as cold-sensitive plants. This categorization is based on estimates of base temperatures derived from research data primarily generated at Michigan State University.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 11: Angelonia & browallia

    Published on January 22, 2010
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling angelonia and browallia in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 11 of a 12-part series.