Aug 7, 2016
UF to Offer Online Advanced Nutrient Management Course

On August 22  the University of Florida will be starting Advanced Nutrient Management (Level 2), the third course in the Greenhouse Training Online program to be offered this year.

To date, 443 growers have successfully graduated from the Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension.

This advanced course is designed for experienced growers or technical managers in the United States and other countries. The course is offered in English and Spanish. UF Pic

Participants will learn about: Lime, water quality, plant species, nitrogen form, and root substrate: Convert fertilizer units and formulate a fertilizer from individual salts; Diagnose nutritional problems and take corrective actions.

The four-week course runs from August 22 to September 16, 2016. The cost is $200 per participant and includes a personalized certificate of completion. Each week there are two streaming video lessons, readings and assignments (about 3-4 hours total commitment per week), which can be accessed at any time of day. Bilingual PhD instructors can be accessed via discussion features. Click here to register (http://tinyurl.com/AdvNutMgt2016).

For more information, go to backpocketgrower.org under “training” and “online courses”, or contact Paul Fisher or Rosanna Freyre in the Environmental Horticulture Dept. at the University of Florida by email at  [email protected].

The University of Florida will be offering other online courses this fall including one on management of diseases (starts 9/26) and another on weeds (starts 10/24).

Check out lighting and root zone management courses from Michigan State University, greenhouse plant physiology & technology at the University of Arizona, and greenhouse management at the University of Arkansas.




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