Michigan State University Extension’s floriculture educational and applied research programs help improve greenhouse crop production, business management and marketing by providing scientific unbiased information on new production techniques, new crop production protocols, energy conservation strategies, control of insect and disease pests, enhanced postharvest longevity techniques, retail and wholesale marketing strategies along with sound business management practices.
December 18, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Recommendations for the control of downy mildew on impatiens were modified for 2015 based on recent Michigan State University research results.
December 17, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Check out the “Best of the Best” varieties from the 11th Annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour. The young plant producers share the top five plants that visitors talked about the most from their host sites.
December 15, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Cloudy weather, less direct sunlight and short day lengths contribute to low daily light integrals during winter.
December 15, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Plants grown under daily light integrals less than 10 mol/m2d have fewer roots, less shoot growth, and can take up to twice as long to be ready for transplant.
December 4, 2014 | Adam Kantrovich | Educational sessions help farmers navigate new Farm Bill programs.
December 1, 2014 | Kristin Getter | Ever wonder what others say about you or your business? Consider using Google Alerts to find out.
November 28, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Plant Science certificate programs are being offered at northwest and southwest Michigan community college locations this spring by Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology.
November 19, 2014 | Stan Moore | Everyone knows good communication is important in relationships and business, but throw succession planning into the mix and you’ll discover just how important it is.
November 19, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Plant breeders should develop a strategy to protect their intellectual property. Know the differences between types of licensing, trademarks and patents.
November 19, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Plant breeders interested in bringing novel new plant varieties to the market will need to go through many steps.
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Date: Jan 8, 2015
Location: Branch County MSU Extension, 570 Marshall St., Suite C, Coldwater, MI 49036
Date: Jan 13, 2015
Location: Walnut Room, Nazareth Complex, 3299 Gull Rd, Nazareth MI 49074 (Kalamazoo County Extension Office)
Date: Jan 22, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
- Enviroweather Weather Data and Pest Modeling
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Farm Soil Sampling
- Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies (E3160)
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- Trial Gardens