University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses Disease Management starts September 13!

Improve your prevention and management of diseases in nurseries and greenhouses by registering for Disease Management, 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. Topics covered include how to differentiate between a disease […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online course Costing and Profitability begins August 2

Accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business by taking Costing & Profitability, which is the third course in 2021 of the award-winning Greenhouse Training Online program from the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). Topics covered include crop enterprise budgets, income statements, allocation of overhead, seasonality, space use, shrinkage, labor […]

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New Video by University of Florida: Five Tips on Container Substrate Quality

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Kay Jeong of Sun Gro Horticulture describes key quality aspects and procedures for container substrates for commercial and retail use in a new YouTube video. This video is hosted by Dr. Paul Fisher of the University of Florida IFAS Extension, for the series “Five Tips for Horticulture”. The series highlights technical […]

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University of Florida Nutrient Management Course begins July 5

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 1 Starts July 5! Train yourself and your staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management Level 1 is the second course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is […]

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New Video: Five Tips on Extra Phosphorus for Flowering (and Other Myths)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension presents Five Tips on Extra Phosphorus for Flowering (and Other Myths) in a new YouTube video. Fisher discusses research on how much phosphorus you really need for crops such as transplants, flowers, blueberries, and cannabis. Many growers and landscapers over-apply phosphorus leading […]

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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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New Video: Five Tips on Running Successful Trials for Growing Media

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Dr. Paul Karlovich of Sun Gro Horticulture in a new YouTube video. Dr. Karlovich explains how you can successfully run onsite trials to evaluate growing media options for greenhouse and nursery growers. Learn how you can objectively decide what media works […]

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Virtual Field Day: Cultivar evaluation of compact vegetables for patio and indoor gardening

VIRTUAL FIELD DAY: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm EST This virtual field day hosted by University of Florida will provide greenhouse growers with information on new compact tomato, pepper, and cucumber cultivars for patio and indoor gardening. Gain tips to produce great plants for the booming food gardening market in […]

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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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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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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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