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  • Propagation of Plugs and Liners

    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.

  • ABCs of successful plug production

    Published on February 3, 2021

    Dr. Roberto Lopez presents information on producing high-quality, compact, and uniform plugs. In this webinar you will learn: how to properly store seeds; methods to improve germination; and tips on managing temperature, light, moisture, fertility, and height during the various stages of plug production.

  • Roberto Lopez

    Associate Professor

  • Jeremy Jubenville

    Floriculture Educator

  • Heidi Lindberg

    West Michigan Greenhouse and Nursery Education & Research

  • Erik Runkle

    (517) 353-0350

  • Plug storage

    Published on September 29, 1994
    This 20-page pdf document contains research-based information on storing seeding plugs.

  • Managing light to improve rooting of cuttings

    Published on September 7, 2016
    Many growers can improve the rooting of cuttings by more closely managing light during propagation.

  • Lighting young plants indoors

    Published on February 4, 2019
    Part 1 of a 5-part series is an introduction to producing young plants indoors under fully controlled environments.

  • Water vapor-pressure deficit

    Published on December 6, 2021
    The driving force for plant water loss is best described by the vapor-pressure deficit (VPD). This article discusses VPD classifications and what values are suitable during crop production.

  • Red and Blue Radiation: Explore the Efficacy of LED Supplemental Lighting for High-Wire Vegetable Transplants

    Published on August 10, 2020
    High-quality vegetable transplants for high-wire production require a minimum DLI of 13 mol or greater. Therefore, supplemental lighting is commonly used to increase the DLI during light limited times of the year. Can LEDs be utilized?

  • The indoor lighting guide: Growing seedlings under LEDs

    Published on July 1, 2021
    This 24-page guide provides research-based information about producing young plants indoors (without sunlight) under LEDs. Developed in partnership with GrowerTalks magazine.

  • Keeping [geranium cuttings] green

    Published on December 19, 2013
    How to reduce lower-leaf yellowing of geranium cuttings in propagation.

  • Monitoring Growth of Bedding Plant Seedlings Using Images

    Published on October 13, 2019
    Monitoring growth and development is an important practice to ensure that crops remain on schedule and to rectify issues early in production. New imaging technology provides some of the most efficient, non-destructive, and accurate means to monitor growth.

  • 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.

  • How to manage stock plants

    Published on December 19, 2006
    The quality of a stock plant has a direct effect on the quality and number of cuttings that can be harvested. Poor stock plants yield poor cuttings, which can lead to nonuniform and low-quality finished plants.

  • Keys to successful seedling production

    Published on November 19, 2015
    Although the topics discussed don’t include all of the key aspects of plug production, focusing on these key parameters will certainly help lead to success.

  • Indoor propagation

    Published on July 14, 2020
    High-value crops can be propagated indoors, inside refrigerated growth rooms and without sunlight. This article briefly lists some of the important considerations for an indoor propagation facility.

  • Getting the most out of cuttings

    Published on December 19, 2006
    Researchers at North Carolina State, Clemson and Michigan State Universities provide insight on handling cuttings from arrival to hardening in the first of this 2-part series.

  • Managing the cuttings environment

    Published on December 19, 2006
    In the second article of a 2-part series on cuttings, researchers at North Carolina State, Clemson and Michigan State Universities provide insight on managing temperature and light and preventing diseases during propagation.

  • LEDs: Far red & light intensity interaction

    Published on March 4, 2019
    Part 2 of a 5-part series explains how far-red light and light intensity (the photosynthetic photon flux density) interact to influence growth of young plants indoors, under fully controlled environments.