Mengzi Zhang

MS Graduate Research Assistant

Mengzi Zhang
1066 Bogue St, Room A228
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 515-0173

I am pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University under supervision of Dr. Erik Runkle. My research interests lie in floriculture, lighting technology, plant growth regulator (PGR), environmental controls of greenhouse and greenhouse production.

Now my research mainly focusses on the influence of LED lighting in controlling flowering and extension growth of poinsettia.

Besides research, I like cooking/baking, sports and growing plants (ornamentals and succulent plants especially).

 

Education:

M.S. Michigan State University, Horticulture, 2018(expected)

B.S. Beijing Forestry University, Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture), 2012

 

Research:

Oct.2016-present  Research project on LED lighting in controlling flowering and extension growth of poinsettia.

 

Dec.2014-May 2016  Research project on “The Dwarfing Effect of Chlormequat and Uniconazole on Potted Primula forbesii”
Introduction: Research on effects of different growth inhibitors (CCC and uniconazole) on characters of Potted Primula forbesii and the optimum concentration of two growth inhibitors in controlling plant height, inhibiting overgrowth and preventing the lodging of flower stalks.