Apr 17, 2017
UF Announces 2017 Online Course Schedule

Do you have employees who are irrigating and fertilizing greenhouse crops, but have not had formal training in horticulture?

The University of Florida IFAS Extension can help them make better crop management decisions.

For the third year, the UF IFAS Extension will be offering online training courses in English and Spanish starting on June 19, 2017. This year will feature a brand new course, Costing and Profitability.

Each course runs for four weeks, and includes a personalized certificate of completion. Classes are completely online, and include streaming videos, readings, and assignments. They are available any time of the day, and new modules activated each week during the course.

To register, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/.

The 2017 schedule of online courses includes:

Title Dates Level* Fee
Greenhouse 101 06/19 – 07/14 $199
Nutrient Management 1 (Intro) 07/24 – 08/18 •• $199
Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) 08/28 – 09/22 ••• $199
Weed Management 09/25 – 10/20 •• $199
Costing and Profitability 10/30 – 12/01 ••• $499

*Level

*Introductory: Practical experience but without formal horticultural science education
** Intermediate: Some experience and training, or entry university level
***Advanced: Experienced, well-trained grower, or upper university level

The first course offered, Greenhouse 101, serves as introduction to the series of online classes offered by the University of Florida. It teaches the underlying horticultural science of plant growth to students who haven’t had a formal training in horticulture. Topics covered are plant parts and functions, photosynthesis and growth, greenhouse technology, flowering, compactness and branching, irrigation, nutrition, and plant health.

For more information contact the university at [email protected]

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