University Of Arizona’s Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course To Take Place In March

This row of tomatoes with large fruit load is part of an on-going project with DeRuiter Seed Co

The annual ​Greenhouse ​Crop ​Production ​& ​Engineering ​Design ​Short ​Course, presented by the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CEAC), ​will ​be ​held March ​20​-​25, ​2016, at the Westward Look Resort in Tucson, AZ. ​The event features ​three ​full ​days ​(March 21-23) of ​in-​class ​lectures ​on ​a ​variety ​of ​topics, and a ​hands-on ​workshop ​on March 24 where attendees ​leave ​the ​classroom ​setting ​for ​a ​day ​of ​workshops ​and ​tours ​on ​the ​CEAC ​campus. ​There is an optional commercial greenhouse tour on March ​25.

New to the 2016 course (which is sponsored by Meister Media Worldwide and Hort Americas) are specific half-day sessions on “Indoor Growing” and “Lighting for Growing Crops in Controlled Environments.” In addition to the new sessions, the short course will feature a comprehensive program that will help you successfully grow crops within controlled environments and ensure those crops thrive and are marketable.

The event’s speakers and experts have more than 250 years of combined experience in controlled environment agriculture and are available to answer questions both during and after the course. The on-site course also includes an exhibitor room, where attendees can talk with industry experts about their projects, and multiple industry presentations, where attendees can meet successful growers and discuss ideas. As one attendee from the 2015 course stated, “I’m taking pages of notes back to the farm to put in production. The combination of University of Arizona experts and real-world farming experience is exactly what we farmers need.”

Breakfast ​and ​lunch ​will ​be ​provided ​to ​attendees ​daily. Registration is now open online.​

For those who cannot make it to Tucson for the course, a webcast attendance option allows you to watch lectures live on your computer from home, work, or anywhere with a secure Internet connection. Webcast attendees can view the PowerPoint presentations, see the speaker talk in real time, and even ask questions during Q&A Sessions. You can also order a DVD of the talks or add a DVD to your Webcast registration for a small fee. Lectures are recorded and put in an online database to be viewed by attendees for 90 days.

Email Aaron Tevik with any questions about the Short Course.

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