Greenhouses are the backbone of any hydroponic growing operation or nursery, and knowing how to construct and properly care for them is essential to the success of your business. Choosing the right greenhouse and accompanying equipment for your particular operation's needs requires a wide breadth of knowledge.
If you want to ensure the health of your crops, you will need to learn about the different types of greenhouses available and how to properly outfit them with irrigation, heating and pest control systems. As you begin your search for greenhouses education and training resources, keep the following in mind:
1. Greenhouse industry organizations are a great source for basic training and can help you find the right greenhouse manufacturer to meet your needs.
2. Horticulture schools can provide you with everything you need to know about the science of growing in greenhouses.
3. Green house manufacturers often provide workshops that are specific to their greenhouses and equipment.
Look to industry organizations for a fundamental education in greenhousesWhether you already run a growing operation, or are looking to start a nursery, learning the basics of greenhouse construction and operation is key to your success. From indoor greenhouses to mini greenhouses, green house builders and organizations provide resources that will arm you with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about which type of greenhouse is right for you.
Learn the ins and outs of growing crops in greenhouses from horticulture schoolsHorticulture schools are excellent places to learn about the biological aspects of growing in greenhouses. Most schools offer courses concerning breeding, nutrition and pest control issues that are specific to greenhouse ecosystems.
Texas A&M University. Register for classes at the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona to learn the science behind growing crops in greenhouses.
Attend workshops held by green house manufacturersWorkshops put on by greenhouse manufacturers are a great way to get hands-on training in greenhouse construction and operation.
- Check to see if the greenhouse manufacturer that you buy from offers workshops.