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.
April 18, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Michigan Energy Office has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) and has matching grants available for energy efficiency projects for farms and small business in Michigan. Here is an overview of what is required for a submission.
April 11, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Tobacco mosaic virus is highly transmittable through greenhouses and raises a lot of questions among growers. MSU Extension answers these questions here.
April 3, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Insect management is critical for managing tomato spotted wilt virus and impatiens necrotic spot virus, while sanitation is the critical management strategy for tobacco mosaic virus.
April 3, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Impatiens necrotic spot virus and tomato spotted wilt virus differ from tobacco mosaic virus in their mode of transmission from host to host.
March 31, 2014 | Kristin Getter | Watering is such a basic task for greenhouse growers that the mode of operation may be “This is how we’ve always done it.” Consider thinking about that strategy to improve production quality and save money.
March 31, 2014 | Mark Longstroth | Most perennials grown in Michigan can easily handle a Michigan winter.
March 28, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Greenhouse growers who grow bedding impatiens or double impatiens from cuttings are reminded to apply recommended fungicides to prevent downy mildew this season. Key changes for the 2014 spray guidelines based on MSU studies are presented.
March 26, 2014 | Phil Durst | Integrity should be a cornerstone value for your business as well as your life. Check yourself to make sure you are a person of integrity and then communicate that value to your employees.
March 18, 2014 | Erik Runkle | In the last few weeks, several growers have contacted us about leaf discoloration on geraniums, especially the purpling of lower leaves.
March 17, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | While harsh winter wreaks havoc on Michigan greenhouses, growers remain optimistic for spring sales.
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Date: May 3, 2014 - Jun 7, 2014
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., 41 W, 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