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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The perils of low (greenhouse) temperature

    Published on February 13, 2020
    There can be some undesirable and insidious consequences if the temperature is lowered too much, or for too long. This article describes some of the pros and cons that can arise from low temperatures, especially in the greenhouse.

  • Greenhouse environment checklist

    Published on October 10, 2019
    Every autumn, ensure greenhouse systems that regulate the major environmental parameters are working well and positioned properly. This article highlights many of the control systems and equipment to check.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Temperature on chyrsanthemum

    Published on July 17, 2013
    Once flower buds are visible, adjusting the growing temperature has little or no impact on time to flower unless plants are held at low temperatures (50° F or less).

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 5: Ageratum & cosmos

    Published on July 22, 2009
    Researchers from Michigan State University present research-based information for scheduling ageratum and cosmos in an energy-efficient and predictive manner. Part 5 of a 12-part series.

  • Fanning uniformity in the greenhouse

    Published on May 17, 2008
    Horizontal airflow fans, which help create a more uniform greenhouse environment, can be a boon if used properly.

  • 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.

  • 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.