University of Florida announces Greenhouse Training Online courses for 2019

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With limited availability of qualified labor, your best investment is in training your existing staff to make better crop management decisions. University of Florida IFAS Extension can help with four-week, award-winning, online training courses in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on May 27, 2019. To register, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/.

Each course is completely online, and include streaming videos, readings, and assignments. They are available any time of the day, and new modules activated each week during the course. PhD instructors are available for help and interactive discussions.

Graduates receive a personalized certificate of completion.

Online course schedule for 2019:

Course DatesLevelFee
Greenhouse 101May 27 – Jun 21$US199
Nutrient Management 1 (Introduction)Jul 1 – Jul 26••$US199
Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced)Aug 5 – Aug 30•••$US199
Costing & Profitability Sep 2 – Sep 27•••$US499
Disease Management Sep 30 – Oct 25••$US199
Weed ManagementNov 4 – Dec 6••$US199
Irrigation Water Quality and Treatment Nov 4 – Dec 6•••$US199

Greenhouse 101 teaches the underlying horticultural science of plant growth to growers who lack a formal training in horticulture. Topics covered are plant parts and functions, photosynthesis and growth, greenhouse technology, flowering, compactness and branching, irrigation, nutrition, and plant health.

Join the 1500 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses. We have a 79% completion rate, and our participants comment: “These courses helped fill in knowledge gaps and provided reference materials that I will use moving forward”, “Courses are very well crafted by growers for growers.”
For more information, including discounts for registering multiple staff: greenhousetraining@ifas.ufl.edu.

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