Greenhouse 101 – Urban Ag News





Finding trained producers is a major challenge for our industry. Your best investment is in developing your own workers to make better crop management decisions by learning the horticultural science behind plant growth. Greenhouse 101 is a great introduction to the Greenhouse Training Online program offered by the University of Florida’s IFAS extension. It is designed for people without formal training in horticulture who work in the greenhouse or nursery industry. Topics covered are parts and functions of plants, photosynthesis and growth, greenhouse technology, flowering, compactness and branching, irrigation, nutrition and plant health. The course is offered in English and Spanish.

Join over 660 growers who have graduated from Greenhouse 101 since 2015 in our award-winning program and receive a personalized certificate of completion. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by participating growers.

The course runs from May 31 to June 25, 2021. The cost is US$249 per participant, with a 20% discount if you enroll 5 or more. The course is completely online and includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion forum with PhD professors, and quizzes. The course material is available at any time of the day, and two new modules are activated each week during the course, for a total of 8 learning modules. Click here to register (http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/).

For more information, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/, or contact Greenhouse Training, Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, USA, Email: greenhousetraining@ifas.ufl.edu.




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