Jun 14, 2022
University of Florida Greenhouse Training With Online Courses

The University of Florida on July 11 will offer an online course for greenhouse growers called Nutrient Management Level 1.

The course will train staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management Level 1 is the second course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension, according to a news release from the University. This course is intermediate level and designed for people with some experience or entry university level, who are in production, technical, or sales role for greenhouse and nursery crops. Topics covered include common nutrient problems, essential nutrients, fertilizer types, growing media, and testing (soil, nutrient solution and tissue). The course is offered in English and Spanish. Grower participants have rated the course 4.4 out of 5 possible points.

The course runs from July 11 to August 5, 2022. The cost is $249 per participant, with a 20% discount for growers who register 5 or more participants. All course material is completely online and available at any time of the day, and includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion board with PhD professors, and quizzes. Two new modules are activated each week during the course, for a total of 8 learning modules. Instruction can be completed at one’s own pace and time within the 4 weeks of the course, with a typical time commitment of about 6 hours per week. Click here to register (http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/).

Nutrient Management 1 is the first of the courses of the new Plant Health Professional certification program which we are launching later in 2022. This program is supported by the University of Florida UF IFAS Extension (UF Greenhouse Training Online) and the Michigan State University Floriculture Program Extension (MSU Online College of Knowledge) for greenhouse clientele successfully completing several existing courses from the two programs.

For more information, go to http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/, or contact Greenhouse Training, Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, USA, Email: greenhousetraining@ifas.ufl.edu.

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