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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

  • Heidi Lindberg

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

  • Erik Runkle

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

  • Roberto Lopez

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

  • Energy-efficient annuals 7: Geraniums & zinnias

    Published on September 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling geranium and zinnia in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 7 of a 12-part series.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Energy-efficient annuals 10: Vinca & wax begonia

    Published on December 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling vinca and wax begonia in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 10 of a 12-part series.

  • Causes of flower bud abortion

    Published on March 14, 2018
    There are many potential causes to flower bud abortion, including pests, environmental factors, and cultural factors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Purpling of leaves

    Published on January 8, 2021
    There are many specialty crops that naturally have red, purple or almost black foliage, while others turn those colors when conditions are unfavorable. This article briefly reviews the factors that influence the purpling of leaves.

  • 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.

  • Wave petunia smart scheduling

    Published on March 22, 2013
    We quantified the effects of temperature and photosynthetic daily light integral on flowering time and characteristics of 15 Wave petunia cultivars, then generated temperature-based flowering time models for more predictable greenhouse scheduling.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to produce poor-quality floriculture crops

    Published on September 11, 2020
    Sometimes growers unknowingly follow practices that can contribute to, or directly cause, a reduction in crop quality. While there can be some tradeoffs between crop quality and crop timing and/or input costs, these practices should be avoided.

  • 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.