Join over 700 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). This new course is designed for growers with some experience and training in the US or other countries. The course is offered in English and Spanish. Learn how to manage all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of weed control that actually work. You will learn how potting media, irrigation, and fertilization impact weed growth and herbicide performance. As well as accurately calibrate sprayers and granular application equipment, and avoid crop injury from herbicide applications. Many of the same weed species such as nutsedge, spurge, and oxalis appear in nurseries around the world.
The course runs for 4 weeks, from October 24 to November 18, 2016. It costs $US 200 per participant, and includes a personalized certificate of completion. Each week there are two streaming video lessons, readings and assignments (about 3-4 hours total commitment per week), which can be accessed at any time of day. Bilingual PhD instructors can be accessed via discussion features. Click here to register.
For more information, go to backpocketgrower.org under “training” and “online courses”, or contact Chris Marble, Ph.D. or Rosanna Freyre, Ph.D., Environmental Horticulture Dept., University of Florida, USA.
Are you interested in other courses? Check out lighting and root zone management courses from Michigan State University, greenhouse plant physiology and technology at the University of Arizona, and greenhouse management at the University of Arkansas.