University of Florida releases new video: Five Tips on Pesticides, Water Quality, and $$$

Water quality expert Dr. Sarah White, Professor and Nursery ExtensionSpecialist from Clemson University, describes how water quality affects pesticide efficacy and the bottom line in this new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/HH7Fo5rLSZM). Do you know how the pH of water in your spray tank affects the effectiveness of pesticides? How can you modify water quality for better […]

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University of Florida New Video: Five Tips on Using Vermicompost in Container Growing Media

Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Dr. Dan Jacques of Sun Gro Horticulture in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/UmgBa5AdO_Y). Dan provides tips on using vermicompost as a component in container substrates. Do you know where vermicompost comes from? How it affects pH of your mix? At what rate should you […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas seeks Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor – Controlled Environment Agriculture Engineering Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Dallas is seeking a highly motivated and visionary Controlled Environment Agriculture Engineer at the Assistant Professor level. Appointment is 100% effort with AgriLife Research and is 12-month, base-funded position. The successful candidate will be a member of the Biological and Agricultural […]

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Hort Americas New Short Course Online will be on Vertical Farming

Learn all the important aspects of growing plants in VERTICAL FARMING SYSTEMS. Press Release – Hort Americas presents their latest online short course. From hydroponic growing system selection, use of artificial lighting and environmental control of all key variables in vertical farming systems. This is your time to master the use of artificial lighting! Instructor: […]

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UF New Video: Five Tips on Hydroponic Substrates

Press Release – Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension interviews Shawn Mallen from A.M.A. Horticulture in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/P5p0UOQlw-E) where they discuss the different commercial substrates most commonly used in hydroponic production, the importance of air porosity, and compaction of substrates. This video is part of the series called “Five […]

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Five Tips for Horticulture: New Video on Monitoring Hydroponic Systems

Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Jon Greene of Bluelab Corporation in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/Yxt7OZnieng). They discuss technical tips for pH and electrical conductivity (EC) monitoring in hydroponic plant production, as well as water management and the importance of maintaining monitoring equipment. This video is part of the […]

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The Green Bronx Machine Documentary WORLD PREMIERE is Here!

After two years of traveling across the country and working with scores of schools and hundreds of students, teachers and families, I am so proud to announce that the Green Bronx Machine documentary: GENERATION GROWTH is finally here! You will laugh, cry, jump for joy and be absolutely inspired! Featuring schools from across America – […]

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University of Florida offers new online course on hydroponic vegetable production

NEW ONLINE COURSE: Hydroponic Vegetable Production Our last Greenhouse Training Online course for 2020! The most requested course by participants of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program from University of Florida IFAS Extension is here! Learn to manage different hydroponics systems, as well as the fundamentals of climate, water, nutrition, and plant health in these […]

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JPFA Training Course is in session but you’re not too late!

Have You Registered for JPFA Training Course 2020? The Japan Plant Factory Association is offering its renowned Introductory Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs) online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, as reported earlier. The course in English has just started!! The course scheduled for Oct. 8-Nov. 2 is available for […]

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JPFA’s Famed Introductory Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs)

Oct. 8-Nov. 2, 2020 Learn Online This Year! Special Features Will Excite You. Apply now! The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak this year has forced the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) to give up running its renowned Introductory Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs) as usual since JPFA gives top priority to the […]

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root rot disease management

Earn CEUs with Disease Management starting September 28

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses Learn how to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses. Disease Management is the fourth course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and training and offers Continuing Education […]

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training REMOTE

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that every farm have a food safety qualified individual.  Compliance dates for Small Business ($250,000 – $500,000/yr) was 1/29/19, and for Very Small Business ($25,000 – $250,000/yr) was 1/27/20.  Basically all fruit and vegetable operations selling produce covered by the rule must now come into compliance with most […]

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PMA launches the Essentials of Produce Safety, an online training program uniquely designed for produce industry mid-level professionals

The online certification teaches producers how to best manage produce safety risks. Newark, DE – The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced the launch of its eLearning certificate course Essentials of Produce Safety, an entirely online, affordable and in-depth program covering the key challenges and best practices in produce safety. The course is the first […]

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New institute to address food production and sustainability at global scale

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute, which will bring together the university’s top researchers to find solutions to feeding the world in a way that is economically and environmentally sustainable.   “This institute brings together global engagement with what we call systems thinking – addressing […]

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