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  • Greenhouse Temperature Management

    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.


  • Managing crop height

    Published on February 3, 2021

    Professor Emeritus Royal Heins discusses the history of DIF, which is the temperature difference between the day and night, and how it can be used to manage plant height of floriculture crops produced in greenhouses. He also discusses graphical tracking of the height of potted flowering plants to help growers achieve their desired height targets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Measuring greenhouse temperature

    Published on March 17, 2011
    The single largest advantage of using greenhouses to grow ornamental and food crops is the ability to provide desirable temperatures for plant growth and development.

  • Temperature integration

    Published on February 5, 2018
    Plants integrate and respond to temperature over an extended period, and not just the day or night temperature.

  • Grow warm or grow cool?

    Published on July 17, 2009
    Using the Virtual Grower computer software is one way to determine how to get the best results at certain greenhouse growing temperatures.

  • Plant temperature under greenhouse curtains

    Published on October 17, 2012
    Retractable energy curtains save energy costs by serving as an insulative layer and reducing the amount of space heated. In addition, plants under the curtains can be at least a few degrees warmer than plants not under a curtain.

  • 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.

  • Greenhouse temperature considerations

    Published on October 17, 2010
    This article presents some of the factors to consider when selecting temperature setpoints for growing ornamental plants.

  • Accelerating growth: What works and what does not

    Published on April 1, 2018
    The most effective way growers can accelerate plant development is to increase the greenhouse air temperature.

  • 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.

  • Common plant production acronyms

    Published on May 8, 2020
    This article briefly defines 20 acronyms (abbreviations formed from the initial letters of other words) commonly used when discussing controlled-environment production of plants.