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Recorded Webinars on Seed Propagation, Retail, and Coronavirus Relief Programs

Thu, Mar 4th, 2021, created by Heidi Linberg
Michigan State University Extension hosted three webinars recently that will be of interest to wholesale and/or retail greenhouses:

"Cashing in on Gardening Motivations" - Dr. Bridget Behe, Michigan State University

Sales of plants in 2020 were very different because consumers were reacting to the pandemic limitations. Research conducted at Michigan State University helped to reveal the motivations behind those purchases. 
Watch the recording now.

"Return of the Coronavirus Relief Programs for Agriculture: Don't Have Employees? Don't Leave Money on the Table" - Dr. Corey Clark, Michigan State University Extension

The coronavirus relief legislation enabled programs that can provide additional financial support to a wide variety of agricultural businesses, both with and without employees.  In this webinar, we walked through how the programs work, how they can benefit agricultural businesses, and how to participate in them. Watch the recording now.

"ABC's of Successful Propagation from Seed"Dr. Roberto Lopez, Michigan State University Extension

Producing high-quality, compact, and uniform plugs is not as difficult as you might think. However, it does require attention to detail from stages 0 to 5 and not cutting corners to save money. In this webinar you will learn: 1) how to properly store seeds; 2) methods to improve germination, tips on managing temperature, light, moisture, fertility, and height during the various stages of plug production. By the end of the webinar, you will have the information necessary to decide if growing or purchasing plugs is best for your operation. Watch the recording now.

About the Author:

Heidi Linberg

Greenhouse Extension Educator, Michigan State University

Heidi Lindberg is a greenhouse and nursery extension educator based in West Olive, Michigan. She serves growers in western Michigan, especially the dense number of growers in Ottawa, Kent, and Muskegon counties. She provides research-based educational programming and diagnostic support for greenhouse growers in southwest Michigan.

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