The Ohio State University, in partnership with CropKing is, offering a virtual hydroponic GAP training on April 20, 2021, from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM EST. GAPS (good agricultural practices) are a series of voluntary management guidelines that can help to reduce the risks of microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables. GAPs can be incorporated into any production system and targets pre-harvest and post-harvest practices and address four major routes of foodborne pathogen contamination of fresh produce including water, waste, wildlife, and workers.
The training will be presented by Sanja Ilic, PhD and Melanie Lewis Ivey PhD of The Ohio State University, and participants will receive training materials and a certificate of completion.
With customers all over the world, CropKing puts special focus on grower education and training through in-person and virtual training opportunities. “CropKing is proud to partner with The Ohio State University, our core values align in regards to education and support for growers. GAP training, especially specific to hydroponics, is valuable to all operations, whether you’re out in the greenhouses or in the management office, to increase production and efficiency while also helping to minimize risk and human error,” says Paul Brentlinger, President & CEO of CropKing.
Registration is open until April 14, 2021, and costs $35. Interested parties can call CropKing at 330-302-4203 to register.
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