The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering a new online training course covering weed management in the greenhouse. This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and training, and as an added bonus, it offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for many states in the U.S. The course is offered in English and Spanish and provides tips on all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses, including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of weed control.
The course runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 20, 2017 and covers the following lessons and topics:
• Weed identification, biology, and life cycle impacts on control
• Preemergence herbicides and programs
• Postemergence herbicides and programs
• Calibration and application
• Non-chemical methods of weed control in nursery and greenhouse production
• Impact of production practices on weed control and herbicide efficacy
• Managing difficult and unique weed control issues
• Herbicide modes of action, rotations, and scheduling for the best control
The course 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.
Registration for the course is now open. Interested growers can also contact the Greenhouse Training, Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida.