University of Florida offers new online course in irrigation and water treatment

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Growers looking at installing a closed loop irrigation system need to first look at the quality of their water source. Water quality is going to affect what nutrients the plants are going to take up and how much they are going to take up.

Our last Greenhouse Training Online course for 2018!
Interpret water quality tests for irrigation of greenhouse and nursery crops, select appropriate water treatment technologies, and design a water treatment and monitoring system. Irrigation Water & Treatment is the final course for 2018 in the Greenhouse Training Online series offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension, winner of the 2018 American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Division Education Materials Award.

This is taught at an advanced level, designed for an experienced grower or technical manager. Lessons are offered in English and Spanish, and are taught by professors from six universities in the United States.

The course runs from November 5 to December 7, 2018. It costs $US 199 per participant, and includes a personalized certificate of completion. Over 4 weeks (no classes over Thanksgiving week), there are streaming video lessons, readings and assignments. The 3 to 4 hours of lessons and activities each week can be accessed at any time of day. Bilingual PhD instructors are available via discussion features. Click here to register (http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/).

For more information, go to http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/, or contact Greenhouse Training, Environmental Horticulture Dept., University of Florida, USA, by emailing greenhousetraining@ifas.ufl.edu.

This course is supported by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative project ‘‘Clean WateR3 – Reduce, Remediate, Recycle’’, #2014-51181-22372, from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Spanish translation is supported by a grant from the American Floral Endowment.

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