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Cut Flower Production in the Northern US
Welcome to the American Floral Endowment's Grow Pro Webinar Series! Throughout this series, our nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers will offer ‘how-to’ advice based on AFE-funded and other research projects to help the industry navigate through these ever-changing growing challenges. The webinar topics are current and offer long-term opportunities for growers to focus on increased profit, greater sustainability, and improved labor efficiency. Each session includes a presentation and interactive Q&A. To see the full series calendar visit endowment.org/GrowPro.

The November 21st session of our series focuses on cut flower production: managing day length, temperature, and light intensity.

Are some of your cut flowers too early and others too late? Many cut flowers are day length sensitive and providing the correct photoperiod during the plug and finishing stages can greatly impact time to harvest, stem length, and number of harvestable stems. Dr. Lopez will also show you how the light quality provided by supplemental lighting can influence time to harvest and quality of crops requiring long day lengths.

Topics will include:
• Young and finished plant production
• Strategies to maintain vegetative growth
• Flower induction principles
• Overview of day length sensitive cut flowers
• How to schedule cut flowers

Speaker: Dr. Roberto Lopez, Michigan State University
(see bio below)

Nov 21, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Roberto Lopez
Associate Professor and Controlled Environment/Floriculture Extension Specialist @Michigan State University
Dr. Roberto Lopez is an associate professor and controlled environment/floriculture extension specialist with a 45% research, 30% teaching, and 25% extension appointment in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. His research focuses on propagation and production of young and finish plants (floriculture, leafy green, and culinary herb crops) in greenhouses, growth rooms/containers, warehouse-based plant factories, and vertical farms. The primary objective of his research is to determine how light (quantity, quality, and duration), substrate and air temperature, and carbon dioxide in controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) production influence crop timing, rooting, yield, quality, flavor, nutrition, and subsequent performance.
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