Sign up for the four latest self-study sessions in the Michigan State University Extension Online College Knowledge Greenhouse series: Biobiological Control of Abiotic Disorders Greenhouse Crops, Greenhouse and Garden Lighting, Greenhouse Producers and Flowering Root Zone Management.
The courses are a great resource for greenhouse producers who are new to the industry or for those who want to know more about greenhouse production or pest management. All courses except greenhouse crops are available in English and Spanish.
These pre-registered courses in the series have three months to complete the courses: December 1, 2020 to February 28, 2020. Students in the course take a pre-test and a final measurement test. Their lessons on the subject. Enrollees may complete optional self-assessment questions to participate in the entire course. Each course costs $ 129, and there are three scholarships for one course.
Registration for all courses ends December 11, 2020.
Greenhouse Crops Abiotic Disorders Course is intended for greenhouse and ornamental growers who are interested in learning about the occurrence or contribution of greenhouse crops. The course covers the introduction to diagnostic, biotechnological and biological plant problems and herbal symptoms for the following nutritional, environmental or cultural reasons: PH, EC. , Light intensity, photoperoids, ethylene, chemical phytotoxicity and herbicides. This course will guide you through the research process to find out what can cause plant growth problems that cause severe growth symptoms or root causes. Dr. Garrett Owen (former Greenhouse Expansion Specialist at MSU) and current assistant professor of horticulture at the University of Kentucky to further his studies at Michigan State University.
MSU Extension has partnered with Kansas State University Extension and Raymond Claude to provide online education in Biology Control Pest Management. Intended for farmers interested in learning about the challenges and opportunities associated with the Biological Control Pest Management Program. The content covers advanced concepts such as the use of banking plants.
The Flower Root Zone Management Course is for beginner flower growers. It covers basic concepts about irrigation water, the media and its impact on plant nutrition. The course covers water sources, water quality, water management, irrigation systems, and subdivisions. The final section of the lesson will cover the essential nutrients for plant nutrition, how to choose fertilizers, and how to monitor the nutrition of greenhouse crops.
The Greenhouse and Garden Lighting Course is intended to learn the basic concepts of how greenhouse and ornamental plants and other plants respond to light quality, quantity and duration. Provides moderately challenging content introductions based on MSU experiments. Classes should be taken into account when replacing or installing photoreroidal light, photoperiodic lighting, light quality, quantity and duration, and new lamps.
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