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One of the exciting trends in the cannabis industry is the explosive growth of greenhouses. However, the owners and operators of greenhouse production facilities often have a lot of questions about ideal operational conditions after the greenhouse is built. For those who have questions about the real science behind controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), the University of Arizona offers several courses that are open to the public, taught by world-class credentialed experts, and likely invaluable to anyone currently operating (or considering) a greenhouse.
The university’s website offers a description of what will be taught: “Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is the production of plants and their products, such as vegetables and flowers, inside structures such as greenhouses. By using CEA, we can produce high value crops at maximum productivity in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. The University of Arizona’s CEA Center supports education, research, and extension/outreach as part of the Department of Agricultural and Biosphere Engineering and the school of plant sciences.”
The short courses are not about cannabis production, but they’re widely considered to be a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn about CEA theory, engineering and greenhouse production techniques.
Currently, there are three courses scheduled in 2017:
– Jan. 2-7: Hydroponic Greenhouse Tomato Intensive Course
– Jan. 6-9: Hydroponic Greenhouse Lettuce Intensive Course
– April 3-7: Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course
Each course is taught by an expert in CEA. For more information, go to: ceac.arizona.edu/public-courses or call 520-626-9566.
The classes are taught at the university’s Tucson campus, but there are webinar options available for those who cannot attend in person.