The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering an Advanced Nutrient Management course through its online greenhouse training program. The course is designed for experienced growers or technical managers in the U.S. and other countries. It is being offered in English and Spanish and gives growers a chance to learn about lime, water quality, plant species, nitrogen form, and root substrate. For example, you can learn how to convert fertilizer units and formulate a fertilizer from individual salts, or diagnose nutritional problems and take corrective actions.
The course runs for four weeks, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 22, 2017, and includes a personalized certificate of completion. Each week, there are two streaming video lessons, readings, and assignments (about three to four hours total commitment per week), which can be accessed at any time of day. Bilingual Ph.D. instructors can be accessed via discussion features.
For those growers interested in other courses, UF is also offering classes on Weed Management (starts 9/25) and Costing & Profitability (starts 10/30) in 2017. Check out other horticulture courses from Michigan State University, greenhouse and hydroponic courses at University of Arizona, and greenhouse management at the University of Arkansas.