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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Flowering of petunia at low temperatures

    Published on November 22, 2013
    Temperature and photoperiod interact to influence flowering of petunia. This article presents research-based information to better understand how to manipulate the environment for rapid flowering.

  • Cold-intermediate bedding plants

    Published on February 22, 2014
    Bedding plants that stop developing at moderately low temperatures can be labeled as cold-intermediate plants. This categorization is based on estimates of base temperatures derived from research data primarily generated at Michigan State University.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 12: Pentas & verbena

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

  • Cold-tolerant bedding plants

    Published on January 22, 2014
    Bedding plants that stop developing at low temperatures can be labeled as cold-tolerant plants. This categorization is based on estimates of base temperatures derived from research data primarily generated at Michigan State University.

  • 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.

  • Crops with relatively low optimum temperatures

    Published on May 17, 2015
    At temperatures above the optimum, plants experience stress and the rate of development begins to decrease. Learn which crops grow best at relatively cool temperatures.

  • Environmental & genetic approaches to lower greenhouse heating costs

    Published on March 22, 2012
    To lower energy costs for greenhouse heating, we have taken two approaches: to optimize greenhouse temperature on a species- and seasonal-basis, and to develop genetic resources to help facilitate the breeding of crops that flower earlier.

  • LEDs: Blue & far-red light

    Published on April 10, 2019
    Part 3 of a 5-part series summarizes results from an indoor lighting experiment with floriculture crop seedlings, where we determined whether blue light could nullify the effects of far red on stem elongation, without inhibiting flowering.

  • A little far-red light goes a long way

    Published on May 3, 2019
    Part 4 of a 5-part series presents information on how a relatively low intensity of far-red light influences seedlings grown in fully controlled, indoor environments.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 6: Petunias

    Published on August 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling petunia in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 6 of a 12-part series.

  • Growing your crops above their base temperature

    Published on November 17, 2014
    Is lowering temperature set points in the greenhouse the best option for you to combat rising heating costs?

  • Energy-efficient annuals 4: Dianthus & snapdragon

    Published on June 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling dianthus and snapdragon in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 4 of a 12-part series.

  • Rapid flowering of pansy

    Published on March 22, 2010
    Pansy has a unique photoperiodic flowering response. What can be done when varieties don’t flower uniformly or on time?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 3: Marigolds

    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.