Finishing your poinsettia crop successfully

Finishing your poinsettia crop successfully

In American Floral Endowment’s Grow Pro Webinar Series, nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers offer “how-to” advice based on AFE-funded and other research projects to help the industry navigate through ever-changing growing challenges.

The webinar topics 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 October 18 session of the series focused on successfully finishing your poinsettia crop. Producing the best poinsettias requires special attention throughout the crop. The production practices used in the final four to five weeks of the crop will have a significant impact on the success in shipping your plants and the ability for the plants to withstand the display and consumer conditions. In the presentation, you can learn the details and best practices for finishing your crop successfully.

Topics Include:

  • When should you stop applying plant growth regulators?
  • Understanding changes in fertilizer and watering needed in final four to five weeks
  • Guidelines for temperatures in final weeks
  • Best practices for shipping

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