New Online Vegetable Production and Management Course

December 11, 2019

Department of Horticulture will be offering a new online Vegetable Production and Management Course in Spring 2020.  This course is being offered both for college credits and for non-credits (for professionals and individuals interested in vegetable production) and starts 13 January, 2020.

three small tomatoes on a vine with a leaf of lettuce on a white backgroundThis online course provides introduction to principles and practices of vegetable crop production and also provides knowledge and expertise needed to grow and manage a vegetable production enterprise. That enterprise could be a backyard garden, community or school garden, small acreage or even a large commercial enterprise. Topics will include crop classification; emphasis on specific vegetable crops; soil, water, and pest management; cover cropping; crop rotation; weed management, season extension strategies, etc. The course is available for both credits (ISU fees) and non-credits ($300). The class is web based so you can participate from anywhere with an internet connection at your own convenient time.

I have a grant from Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education that will provide a total of ten $300 scholarships for community or school garden coordinators, FFA instructors, county horticulturists, ISU extension staff, local food coordinators, industry leaders, master gardeners, agricultural entrepreneurs, and/or commercial vegetable growers. Please contact Dr. Ajay Nair directly for scholarship opportunity. Scholarships are on a first come basis.



Many Thanks,

Ajay Nair, PhD
Associate Professor and Vegetable Extension Specialist
Department of Horticulture
Iowa State University, Ames IA 50011