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Greenhouse Crop Production for Beginning Farmers

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Synopsis: Start your own greenhouse farm! This two-day short course is designed to introduce beginning farmers to greenhouse crop production.
Start Time: Monday, March 6, 2017 8:15 AM
End Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:30 PM
Location: Off-Campus Locations
Address: No Street Address
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Rutgers EcoComplex
City, State, Country: Bordentown, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ac0501ca.html
Contact Name: Joe Canzano
Contact Email: canzano@njaes.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7317
Additional Information:

People consider starting a farm for a variety of reasons. Some see it as a viable way to make a living and provide for their families, while others want to pursue it after retirement. While operating a greenhouse is more expensive than field agriculture, it provides a way to grow year-round, and thus greenhouses have the potential to provide a more steady income. By protecting a crop from most weather conditions, higher yields are feasible - but managing the production system and its environment requires extensive knowledge and constant attention to detail.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Production systems
  • Pests and diseases
  • Irrigation
  • Crop fertility
  • Economics
  • Marketing

Participants will receive classroom instruction from experts and will board a bus on the second day to visit several greenhouse operations around New Jersey.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public