Online Greenhouse Disease Course Covers Conventional and Organic Control

Pythium On Chrysanthemum greenhouse diseasesThe University of Florida is offering a way for greenhouse growers to virtually learn how to prevent and manage diseases. “Disease Management” is the fifth course in 2019 from the 2019 Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and training and offers continuing education units (CEUs) for growers in many states. Topics covered include disease cycle, how to differentiate between a disease and other issues, organic and conventional disease management options, and how to safely apply and handle fungicides. The course is offered in English and Spanish.

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The course runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 25, 2019 and includes a personalized certificate of completion. The last day to register is Oct. 7, 2019.

Over four weeks, there are streaming video lessons, readings, and assignments (about three to four hours total commitment per week), which can be accessed at any time of day. Click here to register.

For more information, including discounts for registering multiple staff, email [email protected].