The Ohio State University’s comprehensive learning opportunity for greenhouse strawberry production is back. Dr. Chieri Kubota and Mark Kroggel, two North American experts of controlled environment agriculture strawberry physiology and technology, are offering a self-paced online course that consists of previously recorded lectures covering basics on strawberry physiology and production practices in greenhouses. Topics include 1) cultivars, 2) transplants and flowering physiology, 3) crop schedule, 4) nutrient solution and rootzone management, 5) environmental conditions and benchmark yields, and 6) IPM and environmental disorders.
Students will be given two weeks (May 1-11) to complete all six lectures, followed by an interactive live two-hour discussion session with instructors on May 12, 2023. Multiple live sessions will be scheduled to accommodate availability and time zone. Participants will continue to have access to the course materials until May 3.
The course is most suited for those who are new in controlled environment agriculture and interested in strawberry production under protected cultivation conditions. The deadline to enroll is April 30.
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Source: Greenhouse Grower
Photo: Mark Kroggel