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.
September 19, 2014 | David Schweikhardt | There are many new provisions in the 2014 farm bill that landlords should be familiar with.
September 18, 2014 | Dennis Stein | Farms that have seen good commodity prices and profits along with Dairy and Beef prices at all-time highs are vulnerable for some real tax issues in 2014.
September 8, 2014 | Kristin Getter | Poinsettia growers should be on the lookout for aerial Phytophthora, an uncommon greenhouse production pathogen.
September 8, 2014 | Kristin Getter | Following these simple sanitation protocols may help greenhouse businesses prevent pest outbreaks.
September 4, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | When scouting your cyclamen crop, know the symptoms of the vascular wilt, Fusarium.
September 2, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | High efficiency heaters and energy curtains could reduce energy usage and increase the environmentally friendliness of your business.
August 28, 2014 | Jim Isleib | Low cost land and a laidback lifestyle may seem appealing, but the basics of successful farming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are the same as everywhere else: careful planning, efficient use of resources, adaptability, commitment and good luck.
August 27, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Southwest Michigan Hispanic Grower Cooperation improving profitability through farmer educational knowledge
August 25, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Take this brief survey on identifying obstacles to economically and environmentally sustainable hop production.
August 4, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Regulate the environment in your greenhouse to prevent reduced poinsettia crop quality and heat delay.
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Date: Sep 30, 2014
Location: Nash Greenhouses, 5148 Market St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048; Nash Greenhouses, 7641 E. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Date: Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
Location: DCPAH at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Date: Oct 20, 2014
Location: GreenMark Equipment, Michigan 66, Three Rivers, MI 49011
- 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