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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

  • 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 poinsettia production

    Published on August 8, 2009
    As fuel prices continue to soar, finding ways to limit energy consumption in the production process of poinsettia has never been more important.

  • 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.

  • Dealing with high temperatures

    Published on May 17, 2014
    Some of the most common heat-stress symptoms on ornamentals include lower-leaf yellowing, thin and elongated growth, delayed flowering, and small flowers.

  • Why use Virtual Grower?

    Published on October 17, 2009
    The Virtual Grower greenhouse simulation software translates your structure’s data and manipulates it to help calculate costs and make choices to be more energy efficient.

  • Bench-Top Root Zone Heating: Can You Reduce Air Temperatures and Finish Bedding Plants On Time?

    Published on November 17, 2014
    In the second article of a two-part series focusing on energy-efficient production strategies for annual bedding plants, Purdue University researchers present updated findings on the use of bench-top, root zone heating systems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Using root-zone heating for energy-efficient petunia production

    Published on July 17, 2016
    A new study shows that you can grow your petunias in a cooler greenhouse to save money and still produce a high-quality crop.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Temperature effects on floriculture crops and energy consumption

    Published on November 15, 2006
    This article reviews the effects of temperature on production time of floriculture crops, especially annual bedding plants, and the impacts on greenhouse energy consumption for heating.

  • 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.

  • 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.