Education

UF Greenhouse Training Online courses start in May

University of Florida IFAS Extension has announced 4-week Greenhouse Training Online courses will start in May. Each course is completely online, and includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion board with PhD. professors, supporting educational material... more »

Full lineup of 2023 AFE webinars is available

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has released the full lineup for the 2023 monthly Grow Pro Webinar Series. In these free webinars, nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers offer ‘how-to’ advice based on AFE-funded and other research projects to help the industry navigate... more »

GLASE will present new CEA webinar on enhancements in plant growth

The GLASE webinar series on the latest innovations and practices in the CEA field will continue on March 16, with the webinar, "Lighting Modulation for Targeted Enhancement in Food Quality, Nutrition and Safety of Fresh... more »

Don’t miss the Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation deadline

April 1 is the deadline for submission of grant proposals for research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields of plant pathology, plant breeding, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, entomology and plant physiology – related... more »

2 Scholarship Funds Join Forces for Easier Application Process

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund and the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), two scholarship granting foundations in the green industry, are collaborating to create a common application form for their respective scholarship programs. This... more »

MSU CEA Grant

5 Universities Partner on USDA Grant on Culinary Herbs

Late last year, Michigan State University received a $3.4 million USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant to evaluate the profitability and environmental sustainability of fresh-cut and potted culinary herbs produced in controlled environments (greenhouses... more »

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Tennessee Coalition Receives Nearly $5M Hemp Research Grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted up to $4,972,800 for a Tennessee State University (TSU)-led initiative aimed at expanding the production of industrial hemp as a climate-smart commodity. Project priorities include evaluating hemp's... more »

Michigan State Offers Greenhouse Courses and Certificate Program

Growers and technical staff in the greenhouse and controlled environment industry can earn a plant health professional certificate by taking greenhouse online courses administered through Michigan State University Extension and University of Florida. Over 4,000... more »