Jun 10, 2024
University of Florida schedules Online Nutrient Management greenhouse training

A key to successful crop production is correctly managing fertilizers. Nutrient Management Level 1 is part of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF).

Nutrient Management 1 is 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 common nutrient problems, essential nutrients, fertilizer types, growing media, and testing (soil, nutrient solution and tissue).

The course is offered in English and Spanish and runs for four weeks from July 8 to Aug. 2. All course material is completely online and available at any time of the day, and includes pre-recorded videos, quizzes, and an interactive discussion board with Ph.D. professor Paul Fisher from UF. 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 six hours per week. Register at http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/.