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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.

  • 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

  • Roberto Lopez

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

  • Erik Runkle

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

  • 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.

  • Cutting production and propagation: Is there room for improvement?

    Published on February 19, 2007
    In this article, we focus on environmental and cultural information that can be used during propagation of non-rooted cuttings to reduce rooting time and finish time, and increase cutting quality and profits.

  • 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.

  • Successfully propagating cuttings takes planning

    Published on August 19, 2006
    Successful propagation requires starting with high-quality, uniform cuttings that are vegetative, not excessively long, and free of insects, diseases and viruses.

  • Improve rooting of cuttings

    Published on January 19, 2016
    Successful rooting of cuttings requires careful management of the environment, especially air and media temperature, humidity and light.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PGR rates and timing for plug production

    Published on November 18, 2003
    Application rates and timing of the plant growth regulator Bonzi (active ingredient: paclobutrazol) was put to the test in this Michigan State University research on seedling plugs of bedding plants.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Keeping it Green

    Published on November 18, 2013
    Applications of plant growth regulators such as benzyladenine (BA; a cycokinin) and/or gibberellic acid (GA) may suppress lower-leaf yellowing and senescence.

  • 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.

  • Managing light during propagation

    Published on June 24, 2005
    Michigan State University research examines how environmental factors - especially light - influence the rooting and growth of vegetative annual cuttings.

  • Growing ornamental seedlings under white LEDs

    Published on November 15, 2018
    Michigan State University researchers discuss the impacts of using white light on plant growth and human vision, as well as energy considerations when growing ornamental seedlings indoors.