University of Florida 2021 Greenhouse Training Online courses: Greenhouse 101

Finding trained growers is a major challenge for our industry. Your best investment is to upskill your own workers to make better crop management decisions by learning the underlying horticultural science of plant growth. Greenhouse 101 is a great introduction to the Greenhouse Training Online program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. It […]

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The 2021 Greenhouse Training Online courses from University of Florida are here!

What are you doing to take advantage of the popularity of plant products? One of the best returns on investment is education of existing staff to ensure a knowledgeable workforce through online training. University of Florida IFAS Extension provides four-week, award-winning, online training courses in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse […]

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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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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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New UF Video: Five Tips to Reduce Nursery Weed Control Costs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Chris Marble, Assistant Professor of ornamental and landscape weed management with University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF/IFAS), presents tips to reduce weed control costs for nursery and greenhouse growers, including cultural and chemical methods. Are you having an issue with liverwort, or other weeds that do not respond to chemical applications? […]

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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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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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UF economists estimate $55-100M hit to Florida agriculture due to Hurricane Sally

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The combination of crops, livestock and aquaculture products lost as a result of Hurricane Sally will likely be valued between $55 million and $100 million, University of Florida economists predict.  The estimate was released as part of a new document, “Preliminary Assessment of Agricultural Losses and Damages resulting from Hurricane Sally,” from […]

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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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University of Florida offers Nutrient Management 2 online

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses: Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) Starts August 31! Train yourself and your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) is the third course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida […]

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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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New videos on 1 to 5 moisture scale for container substrates from UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training Online

Press Release – Communication on when and how much to irrigate is critical in the production of high quality, uniform plants. The University of Florida IFAS Extension has developed short and simple videos in English and Spanish (“The 1 to 5 Moisture Scale for Container Substrates” / “La Escala de Humedad de 1 a 5 […]

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New Daily Light Integral app and training videos from UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training Online

A new web app is available to calculate the light intensity and photoperiod required to achieve a certain daily light integral for plant growth for an electric light source, such as LEDs (light-emitting diodes). In the app, you enter any two of the three items to calculate the third unknown value. For example, enter light […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses Nutrient Management 1 (Introduction) Starts July 6!

Train yourself and your staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management 1 is the second course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level and designed for people with some experience or entry university level, who are […]

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