A new Climate Management online course has been added to the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training series offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF).

The Climate Management course will take your environmental control knowledge to an expert level and help you produce crops under optimal conditions. Topics covered include photoperiod and supplemental lighting, plant energy balance, photosynthesis, controlling growth and flowering, propagation, vapor pressure deficit, and environmental control systems. The course runs from October 16 to November 10, 2023.

This course is at an advanced level, designed for experienced, well-trained growers. The course will feature content on environmental controls from Argus and several PhD instructors, including:

  • Paul Fisher, University of Florida
  • Erik Runkle, Michigan State University
  • Roberto Lopez, Michigan State University
  • Jim Faust, Clemson University
  • John Erwin, University of Maryland
  • Jennifer Boldt, USDA-ARS
  • Kale Harbick, USDA-ARS
  • Charlie Hall, Texas A&M University

This well-rounded team will help you select and operate climate control equipment and sensors for ideal crop growth. The course is supported by the American Floral Endowment and the USDA-ARS Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative.

All course material is completely online and available at any time of the day, and includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion board and quizzes. Two new modules are activated each week during the course, for a total of 8 learning modules. Instruction is at your own pace and time within the 4 weeks of the course, with a typical time commitment of about 6 hours per week. All courses are highly rated by participants with over 80% completion, and your resume will be enhanced with a customized certificate of completion from UF.

More information can be found on the University of Florida website below. If you are an Argus client, contact us today to receive a 20% discount.


Climate Management Course