University of Florida to offer disease management course
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University of Florida to offer disease management course

This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and training, and offers Continuing Education Units for many states.

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September 18, 2019

Learn how to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses. Disease Management is the fifth course of the 2019 Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and training and offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for many states in the United 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.

The course runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 25, includes a personalized certificate of completion and has been approved for CEUs in several states. The cost is $US199 per participant, with discounts if you register five people or more. The last day to register is Oct. 7. Over four weeks, there are streaming video lessons, readings and assignments (about 3-4 hours total commitment per week), which can be accessed at any time of day. Click here to register: hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/.

For more information, including discounts for registering multiple staff, email UF/IFAS at greenhousetraining@ifas.ufl.edu, or visit hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/.