January 5, 2014 to January 12, 2014:

US (AZ): Intensive Greenhouse Crop Production Courses at CEAC

The University of Arizona’s Controlled EnvironmentAgriculture Center (CEAC) will be hosting their annual Intensive Greenhouse Crop Production Courses from January 5, 2014 to January 12, 2014.The course will have an emphasis on growing tomatoes and lettuce.The course will be taught by hydroponic specialist Dr. Pat Rorabaugh (seen in picture bottom left) and business expertMyles Lewis (picture bottom right),with a special lecture from a legend in the world on Controlled EnvironmentAgriculture, Dr. Merle Jensen.Students will receive a blend of classroom time and hands-on time in ahydroponic greenhouse in order to successfully grow crops on their own.

The Tomato Intensive will begin on Sunday, January 5 and willend on Friday, January 10, while the Lettuce Intensive will start on January 10and conclude on Sunday, January 12. On Friday, January 10, students from bothintensives will participate in a roundtable discussion with greenhouse engineers, where students can ask theseexperts questions regarding their greenhouse design and operations. Anotheruseful event is a marketing lessonfrom Myles Lewis at one of Tucson’s best farmers market.

As a student from last year said, “I have not yet looked intoother university or private educational classes but some of the participants atthe January Intensive course mentioned that it was more reputable and a bettervalue than many training courses offered by private companies.”

The course program and registration information can be foundat the CEAC’s website at under public short courses. If you have questions pleasecontact us by phone at 520-626-9566 and by email at CEAC’s Mission is to: Expand the science, technology, engineering and practical application of CEAwhile optimizing the use of water, energy, labor, land and other resources; Extendthe knowledge of CEA to students, growers, faculty, governments, internationalnon-governmental organizations, financiers and CEA’s constituent industries andDemonstrate that our research can resolve CEA plant productionchallenges such as harsh conditions, scarce resources, and societal concernswith educational applications of CEA technology.

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