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.
May 7, 2013 | Mary Hausbeck | Greenhouses in four Michigan counties report problems with impatiens downy mildew; growers in three nearby states also experience outbreaks.
May 6, 2013 | Kristin Getter | Don’t get caught with unsalable plants simply because you forgot to monitor pH and EC.
May 3, 2013 | Dave Smitley | Greenhouse growers are getting unexpected guests on outgoing plants: aphids.
April 29, 2013 | Stan Moore | The average age of farm owner/operators continues to increase each year. Research shows that the single largest age category for work-related fatalities on farms is the 60+ age group.
April 25, 2013 | Tom Dudek | Nursery and greenhouse growers have been challenged by recent cloudy and rainy weather to produce perennials and keep away Botrytis. Remembering cultural practices and correct fungicides will help until we get more sunshine.
April 18, 2013 | Christina Curell | Maintenance of polyethylene tanks is critical for safe use.
April 12, 2013 | Erik Runkle | The plant growth regulator (PGR) Collate, which contains the active ingredient ethephon, is now available for greenhouse use in Michigan and most of the United States.
April 4, 2013 | Erik Runkle | The Rural Energy for America Program has again made funds available to help agricultural producers improve their energy efficiency.
April 1, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | As the 2013 season approaches, get up-to-date on the latest resources and tools to help you make in-season pest management decisions.
March 28, 2013 | Stan Moore | The new Form I-9 is now available. Farmers should begin using the new form immediately for all new hires.
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Date: Jun 1, 2013
Location: Tollgate Education Center and Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
Date: Jun 15, 2013
Location: Reid Dairy Farm, LLC, 7096 Vincent Road, Jeddo, MI 48032
Date: Jul 13, 2013
Location: Walt Dairy Farm 8099 W. Arthur St. Coopersville, Mi 49404
- Enviroweather Weather Data and Pest Modeling
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies (E3160)
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MSU Plant Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- Trial Gardens