University of Florida announces Greenhouse Training Online courses for 2018

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Increase your productivity, employee knowledge and skills with our 4-week certificate courses from UF/IFAS Extension.

Completely online and taught by PhD university professors.

All courses are in English and Spanish.

Can your grower staff benefit from additional training, in order to make better crop management decisions? University of Florida IFAS Extension can help with four-week online training courses in English and Spanish. The first courses of the year, Greenhouse 101 and Costing & Profitability start on June 4, 2018. 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. Graduates receive a personalized certificate of completion.

Online course schedule for 2018:

Course Name Dates Level* Fee
Greenhouse 101 Jun 4 – Jun 29 $US199
Costing & Profitability Jun 4 – Jun 29 ••• $US499
Nutrient Management 1 (Introduction) Jul 2 – Jul 27 •• $US199
Weed Management Jul 30 – Aug 24 •• $US199
Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) Sep 3 – Sep 28 ••• $US199
Disease Management (REVISED) Oct 1 – Oct 26 •• $US199
Water Quality and Treatment (NEW) Nov 5 – Dec 7 ••• $US199
Introduction to Hydroponics (NEW) Jan 14 – Feb 9 2019 $US199

*Level
• Introductory: Practical experience but without formal horticultural science education
•• Intermediate: Some experience and training, or entry university level
••• Advanced: Experienced, well-trained grower, or upper university level

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.

Costing & Profitability is an advanced course for experienced growers. It will help you develop the skills to accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business.

Join the 850 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses, and have said: “these course helped fill in knowledge gaps and provided reference materials that I will use moving forward” and “these course are very well crafted by growers for growers.”

This year features two new courses, Water Quality and Treatment and an Introduction to Hydroponics, as well as the return of Disease Management.

For more information, including discounts for registering multiple staff, email: greenhousetraining@ifas.ufl.edu.

 

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