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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Kalera and University of Florida LED Lighting Study Sheds New Light on Cost-Effective Modes of Increasing Nutritive Value in Lettuce

The new study reveals exciting findings for both consumers and vertical farming industry practices. PRESS RELEASE — Today, technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced the publication of a new study, “Effect of End-of-Production High-Energy Radiation on Nutritional Quality of Indoor-Grown Red-Leaf Lettuce,” conducted in partnership with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Kalera-sponsored […]

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New videos on light units for plant growth from UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training Online

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every modern grower needs to speak the language of lighting, in terms of light spectrum, intensity, photoperiod, and daily light integral. The University of Florida IFAS Extension has developed short and simple videos in English and Spanish (“Four Key Concepts of Lighting” / “Cuatro Conceptos Clave de Iluminación de Plantas”) on its […]

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New English/Spanish Videos on Petiole Sap Nutrient Testing from University of Florida IFAS Extension

PRESS RELEASE — For several years, UF/IFAS Extension has offered online certification courses in greenhouse management, with over 650 growers taking these courses in 2019. The Greenhouse Training Online program is adding video content on a new YouTube channel (tinyurl.com/UFGTO). New videos in English and Spanish walk viewers through the process of petiole sap testing […]

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University of Florida offers Greenhouse 101 online course in June

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Greenhouse 101 Train yourself and your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning the underlying horticultural science of plant growth. Greenhouse 101 is the introduction to the award-winning Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). It is designed for people […]

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University of Florida announces 2020 Greenhouse Training Online courses, including new hydroponics course

Your best return on investment to ensure a knowledgeable workforce is through online training of existing staff. University of Florida IFAS Extension provides four-week, award-winning, online training courses in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on June 1, 2020. To register, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/. Each course is completely online, and […]

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University of Florida offers Weed Management and Irrigation Water Quality and Treatment online courses

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Our last Greenhouse Training Online courses for 2019! Weed Management Earn CEUs An intermediate level course that teaches 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 work. Irrigation Water Quality & Treatment […]

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Plant Health on the Go Workshop for growers in December

By Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, torymoore@ufl.edu  APOPKA, Fla. — The University of Florida and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) will hold a Plant Health on the Go workshop on December 3 where growers can learn plant health management techniques from horticulture experts.  Building on the success of the Greenhouse Training Online courses (https://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/), […]

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University of Florida offers online course for Disease Management

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Earn CEUs with Disease Management Learn how to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses. Disease Management is the fifth course of the 2019 Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and […]

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Study “Costing and Profitability” with the University of Florida

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Costing and Profitability September 2–30, 2019 Develop the skills to accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business. Costing & Profitability is the fourth course of the 2019 Greenhouse Training Online courses program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is […]

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