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Getting started with specialty cut flower production and handling

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.

This session will discuss the cultural practices of growing specialty cuts (non-traditional cut flowers) in the field and in high tunnels. Roberto will also talk about popular species and cultivars that perform well in the Midwest and how to maximize yields of those flowers.  Lastly, he will cover postharvest handling procedures and marketing of specialty cut flowers.

Title: Getting started with specialty cut flower production and handling

Presenter: Dr. Roberto Lopez, MSU Horticulture Dept.

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016

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