Water and Nutrient Management for the Nursery and Greenhouse Industries

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Welcome to the Knowledge Center Learning Modules!

This is the Knowledge Center Homepage for the Nursery and Greenhouse Industry. From here, you can access individual learning modules that cover a broad range of substrate, irrigation, surface water, nutrient and plant health management issues, with a focus on developing and implementing best management practices for nursery and greenhouse operations.

The objective of each module is to give participants an in-depth knowledge of that specific topic, to improve resource efficiency, productivity and the profitability in the most sustainable way.

To access individual modules, you can:

  1. Click on the links in graphic chart below;
  2. Read the outlines and access individual modules, by using the course categories menu on the left.

Substrate Management

Irrigation Management

Management Tools

Surface Water Management

Nutrient Management

Crop Health Management

Basic Overview of Substrates - 'Ideal Substrates'

Selection of Water Source: Understanding Water Quality

Irrigation System Audits

Basics of Surface Water Management

Basics of Fertilization

Fundamentals of plant Disease and Diagnosis

Substrate Materials & Ecology

Basic Hydraulics: Irrigation Management

Plant Water Use and Modeling

Capture and Recycling of Irrigation Water

Fertilization Strategies

Disease Prevention and Control

Physical Properties of Substrates

Irrigation System Design and Components

Irrigation Scheduling

Nutrient Use and Efficiency

Management of Pathogens in Irrigation Water

Chemical Properties of Substrates

Best Management Practices: Overhead Irrigation

Irrigation Tools and Technology


Water & Nutrient Management Planning


Biological Properties of Substrates

Best Management Practices: Micro Irrigation

Containment Basin Design









We gratefully acknowledge funding for this project through a Section 406 Competitive Grant from the USDA-CSREES National Water Quality Program


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