October 17

University of Florida's online greenhouse training courses are starting soon

Two of the University of Florida's greenhouse training courses will start soon. 

Weed management
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. Rated 4.4 out of 5 by grower participants. 

Weed Management runs from October 17 to November 11, 2022, and has been approved for CEUs in the state of Florida. It counts towards the new Plant Health Professional certification and is taught by Dr. Chris Marble, 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."

Hydroponic vegetable production
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. Rated 4.4 out of 5 by grower participants.

Hydroponic Vegetable Production runs from October 17 to November 11, 2022. The team of instructors is led by Bob Hochmuth and Dr. Tatiana Sanchez-Jones 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."

Each course costs US$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 PhD professors, and quizzes. Course material is available in English and in Spanish, and two new modules are activated each week during each course, for a total of 8 learning modules. Click here to register.

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