University Of Florida Offering Online Nutrient Management Course In July

Roots with plant media background XL-WThe University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is offering its latest online greenhouse course, “Nutrient Management (Level 1)/Manejo de Nutrientes (Nivel 1),” beginning on July 18. The course is designed to help growers make better crop management decisions and is aimed at U.S. and international growers that are in production, technical, or sales roles.

The course is offered in English and Spanish. Topics include common nutrient problems, essential nutrients, fertilizer types, how to interpret a fertilizer label, managing total nutrient level, pH, and EC, on-site testing, and growing media.

The course runs for four weeks, from July 18 to August 12. The cost is $200 per participant, 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 text chat and discussion features.

Other courses are available on advanced crop nutrition, weeds, diseases, and greenhouse management. For more information, go to backpocketgrower.org/onlinecourses.asp, or contact greenhousetraining@ifas.ufl.edu.

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