Diversifying your Greenhouse Crops with Hothouse Strawberries

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-04 Fri 13:54
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Fresh, delicious, hothouse strawberries in the dead of winter…can’t you just taste them?  We would ALL love to see more local strawberries in our grocery stores, wouldn’t we?

Perhaps you’ve thought about growing strawberries in your greenhouse.  Or you’ve dabbled in production already.  Maybe you are a well-seasoned strawberry grower but eager to stay connected and continue learning.

If any of these sounds like you, you’ll want to check out an upcoming course on hydroponic strawberry production by Hort Americas.

Hot to Trot: Hothouse Strawberry Production Course

This Short Course on Hydroponic Strawberry Production is hosted by Hort Americas.  You’ll want to register soon, because this live, online class takes place on Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  The cost is $50 USD.

The instructor, Karla Garcia, works for Hort Americas in Technical Service, has a Master’s in Plant Science from the University of Arizona, has been recognized by the International Society for Horticultural Science for hydroponic strawberry research contributions and is an editor of the book “Roadmap to Growing Leafy Greens and Herbs”.  In this class, she will cover many aspects of growing hydroponic strawberries, including:

  • Strawberry hydroponics growing systems
    • Nutrient requirements
    • Irrigation
    • Planting material
  • Environmental requirements for strawberry
    • Light
    • Temperature
    • Humidity
    • Airflow
    • Rootzone environmental conditions (substrate options)
  • Cultivar selection
    • June-bearing
    • Ever-bearing
  • Crop management

Let’s get more of those local strawberries in our grocery stores!

 

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