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Michigan State University Extension
Heidi Lindberg is a greenhouse and nursery extension educator based in Ottawa County. She serves greenhouses and nurseries in western Michigan including the large density of ornamental plant production in Allegan, Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties. Her major program initiatives include: lighting for efficient production of greenhouse crops, biological control in greenhouses, promoting pollinators, and marketing of ornamental plants.
February 6, 2014 | Green light is considered the least efficient wavelength in the visible spectrum for photosynthesis, but it is still useful in photosynthesis and regulates plant architecture.
January 13, 2014 | Bounce dryer sheets show potential for fungus gnat control in a greenhouse due to the compound linalool, which repels adult fungus gnats.
January 8, 2014 | UV, blue and far-red light can prevent the development of edema on some plants in the tomato family.
December 19, 2013 | Order your beneficials from your supplier now to ensure their delivery when your greenhouse begins to fill with plants.
December 5, 2013 | Knowing the host range and pattern of symptoms of needlecast diseases in conifers is critical to their accurate diagnosis and management.
November 20, 2013 | Production expenses, challenges and regulation are important aspects to consider with a greenhouse-grown vegetables business.
November 20, 2013 | Pathogens, spray regulations and labor issues should be considered before growing vegetables in a greenhouse.
October 30, 2013 | Informational sessions feature topics on marketing, technology, business, pathology and much more.
October 28, 2013 | Rearing nematodes in wax worms may be a cheaper source to provide fungus gnat and shore fly control in the greenhouse.
October 24, 2013 | Poinsettias are susceptible to diseases, distortion through rapidly changing environmental conditions, and uncommon nutrient deficiencies.