On August 4, 2009 at the MSU Garden Plant Showcase, Chris Noffsinger, Trials Manager gave a presentation on the annuals that were the top performers at the MSU Trial Gardens. Check out this link to see photos of 25 annuals that should be considered by Michigan greenhouse growers based on flower performance, lack of pest problems and overall qualities from our 2009 Trial.
This is a confidential, voluntary and non-regulatory environmental assurance program. It will allow participants to chart a path towards environmental assurance for their greenhouse system. These documents describe the program and provide the tool used to conduct the assessment.
New pocket sized scouting guides with color photos are now available for:
Greenhouse and nursery businesses use significant quantities of plastics in the form of poly film, pots, flats plug trays, etc. This article is helpful to operators that wish to start a plastics recycling program.
This article by Professor Mary K. Hausbeck features photos and information on what to look for and how to treat for this threat.
A Powerpoint presentation developed by Dr. Thomas Fernandez, Department of Horticulture at MSU. This program was presented at the 2003 Over-wintering of Nursery stock meeting held in Grand Haven.
A document that outlines sound management practices that greenhouses can observe to reduce the risk of importing and spreading plant diseases in their operation.
This is the required reporting form if you are an irrigator with the capacity to pump 70 gallons per minute or more. If you have questions feel free to contact Thomas Dudek at 616-846-8250.
The latest version of Dr. David Smitley’s insecticide recommendations for floriculture crops. It contains insecticides recommended for all the major greenhouse insects that occur in Michigan.
An English/Spanish Video or DVD developed by MSU Extension Greenhouse Agents that is a valuable training tool for the greenhouse employees. It focuses on training methods for your workforce to help them understand the ways they can prevent the spread of greenhouse plant diseases.
This document gives retailers important information on plant packaging regulations.