UF Greenhouse Online Training Courses Begin Soon
Two University of Florida greenhouse training online courses start on Oct. 17, 2022.
1. Weed Management runs from Oct. 17 to Nov. 11, and has been approved for CEUs in the state of Florida. It counts towards the new Plant Health Professional certification and is taught by Chris Marble, Ph.D., associate professor of ornamental and landscape weed management at the University of Florida. Growers in the course have described him as “very methodical and easy to learn from” who presents “very practical information that can be applied to a huge range of growing situations.”
This is an intermediate level course that teaches all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses, including weed identification, developing herbicide programs and the latest non-chemical methods of weed control that work.
2. Hydroponic Vegetable Production runs from Oct. 17 to Nov. 11, as well. The team of instructors is led by Bob Hochmuth and Tatiana Sanchez-Jones, Ph.D., at UF/IFAS. Past participants have liked “how the course has stimulating content that walked me through all aspects of hydroponics” and described instructors as “attentive, responsive, and enthusiastic.”
This is an intermediate level course where you will learn to manage different hydroponics systems, as well as the fundamentals of climate, water, nutrition, and plant health in these systems. The course also teaches business management and food safety.
Each course costs $249 per participant, with a 20% discount if you register 5 or more. All course material is completely online and available at any time of the day, and includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion board with Ph.D. professors and quizzes. Course material is available in English and Spanish, and two new modules are activated each week during each course, for a total of 8 learning modules. You can find more information and register at http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/ or send an email to [email protected].