Greenhouse growers can sign up for online greenhouse courses in either English or Spanish through Dec. 15, 2019:
- Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting
- Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers
- Floriculture Root Zone Management
Root Zone Management
The Floriculture Root Zone Management (or Manejo de la Zona Radicular) course is for beginning-level floriculture growers. It covers the fundamental concepts about irrigation water, media and their effects on plant nutrition. The course covers water sources, water quality, water treatment, irrigation methodology and substrate components. The final unit of the course covers the essential elements for plant nutrition, how to select a fertilizer and how to monitor nutrition of greenhouse crops.
Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting
The Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting Course (or Iluminación para Horticultura e Invernaderos) is intended for greenhouse and ornamental plant growers and others interested in learning about the fundamental concepts about how plants respond to light quality, quantity and duration. It provides introductory to moderately-challenging content. The units in the course cover photoperiod, photoperiodic lighting, light quality, quantity and duration, and factors that should be considered when replacing or installing new lamps.
Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers
MSU Extension partnered with Raymond Cloyd from Kansas State University Extension to offer an online course on biological control pest management. Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers (or Control Biológico para Cultivadores en Invernaderos) is intended for greenhouse growers and others interested in learning about the challenges and opportunities associated with a biological control pest management program. The content of the course covers introductory materials to more advanced concepts such as utilizing banker plants.