Apr 15, 2021
UF Announces Online Training Courses for ’21

Once again, the University of Florida IFAS Extension will be offering several different four-week, award-winning, online greenhouse training courses in English and Spanish.

Each course is completely online, and includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion board with professors and quizzes. The course material is available any time of the day, and two new modules are activated each week during the four weeks of each course, for a total of 8 learning modules. Experienced university instructors are available to help, and graduates receive a personalized certificate of completion. There is a course for every level of knowledge and skill.

The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts  May 31, 2021. To register, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/.

Below is the online course schedule for the rest of 2021:

Course Dates Registration Closes Level* Cost
Greenhouse 101 May 31 – Jun 25 Jun 7 $249
Nutrient Management 1 (Introduction) Jul 5 – Jul 30 Jul 12 •• $249
Costing & Profitability Aug 2 – Aug 27 Aug 9 ••• $499
Disease Management Sep 13 – Oct 8 Sep 20 •• $249
Weed Management Oct 18 – Nov 12 Oct 25 •• $249
Hydroponic Vegetable Production Oct 25 – Nov 19 Nov 1 •• $249

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


Greenhouse 101 teaches the underlying horticultural science of plant growth to growers who lack a formal training in horticulture and is a great introduction to the program. Topics covered are plant parts and functions, photosynthesis and growth, greenhouse technology, flowering, compactness and branching, irrigation, nutrition and plant health.

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a 20% discount when you register five or more individuals. For more information, including discounts for registering multiple staff email: [email protected].

For a video description of the courses, watch this YouTube video (https://youtu.be/3R3uMgcIYpk).

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