Last chance to sign up for winter greenhouse online courses

Last chance to sign up for winter greenhouse online courses

Michigan State University Extension's Online College of Knowledge series includes courses on root zone management, horticultural lighting and biological control.

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Horticulture businesses are looking to the spring production season of 2018. Sign up now for the winter sessions of three self-paced courses in Michigan State University Extension’s Online College of Knowledge greenhouse series: Greenhouse and Horticultural LightingBiological Control for Greenhouse Growers and Floriculture Root Zone Management. This award-winning series serves as an excellent resource for greenhouse growers new to the industry or those who want to learn more about other areas of greenhouse crop production or pest management.

These non-credit courses in the series are pre-recorded and registrants have three months to complete the course: Dec. 1, to Feb. 28 for English courses, and January to March 2018 for the Spanish biocontrol course. Students in the course will take a pre-test and a final exam to gauge their learning on the topics. Registrants also can complete the optional self-assessment quizzes to engage with the material throughout the course. Each course is $129.

New for winter 2018: Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers will be available in Spanish for the winter 2018 session! Visit the Spanish wesite, Control Biológico para Cultivadores en Invernaderos. The content of the Spanish version of this course will be available to students from January to March 2018.

There are three scholarships for each of the four courses for those interested but do not currently have the financial means to take it. The cost of the course will be reduced to $39.99 for scholarship winners. Interested greenhouse growers should see the registration websites below for more details. Registration for all three English courses ends Nov. 30. Registration for the new Spanish Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers ends Dec. 31.