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Erik Runkle - Floriculture/greenhouse crop productionFloriculture
Dr. Erik Runkle is a Professor in the Department of Horticulture with a 50% Extension and 50% Research appointment. He provides production expertise for the commercial floriculture/greenhouse industry in Michigan and beyond. For more information on Erik’s outreach and research activities, visit his faculty webpage or the Resources page on the MSUE Floriculture website.
June 7, 2017 | Join fellow greenhouse growers, landscapers, garden center operators and nursery growers in this coordinated open house from July 24 to Aug. 4, 2017.
August 2, 2016 | Roberto Lopez joined MSU’s Department of Horticulture March 2016 with a research, teaching and extension appointment in specialty crop production in controlled environments.
July 19, 2016 | Growers, retailers and landscapers of ornamental plants are invited to this annual event Aug. 2, 2016, to learn about new plants and how they perform in gardens.
June 23, 2016 | Greenhouse growers, landscapers and garden center and nursery operators are invited to visit leading young plant growers and the MSU gardens from July 25 to Aug. 5, 2016.
September 16, 2015 | Crops shorter than desired can benefit from a plant growth regulator application – learn about key considerations.
March 27, 2015 | Cold or rainy weather can delay shipping of crops. Review the best strategy to put crops on hold.
May 1, 2014 | Ornamental plant growers and industry professionals are invited to visit leading young plant producers, the MSU Horticulture Gardens, and the MSU Extension Grand Ideas Garden from July 28 to Aug. 8.
March 18, 2014 | In the last few weeks, several growers have contacted us about leaf discoloration on geraniums, especially the purpling of lower leaves.
October 3, 2013 | The plant growth regulator Fresco, commonly used to promote extension growth of ornamentals, can now be applied as a substrate drench.
August 22, 2013 | Heidi Wollaeger joins the floriculture and nursery groups at MSU to assist the industries and deliver research-based information.