Oct 2, 2023
University of Florida offers Greenhouse Training Online course in Weed Management

Understand all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses — including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of weed control that work. Weed Management is part of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension.

This course is intermediate level and designed for people with some experience or entry university level, who are in production, technical, or sales role for greenhouse and nursery crops. Topics covered include weed identification, herbicides, calibration, non-chemical methods of weed control, impact of production practices on weed control and herbicide efficacy and managing difficult and unique weed control issues. The course is offered in English and Spanish.

The course is taught by Chris Marble, Ph.D., associate professor of ornamental and landscape weed management in the Department of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida. He focuses on teaching horticulture professionals about the importance of identifying weed species before applying treatments. Growers in the course have described him as an instructor who “is very methodical and easy to learn from” who presents “weed management in an in-depth, clear manner.”

The course runs from Oct. 16 to Nov. 10 and is $265 per participant, with a 20% discount if you register 5 or more. All course material is completely online and available at any time of the day, and includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion board with Ph.D. professors, and quizzes. Two new modules are activated each week during the course, for a total of eight learning modules. Instruction is at your own pace and time within the four weeks of the course, with a typical time commitment of about 6 hours per week. Click here to register (http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/).