HORT 471: Vegetable Production and Management (Online Course)

 Man harvesting vegetables in garden.

Learn about vegetable production—from anywhere.
Course Summary
Non-Credit Total Cost: $200
January 8, 2018 - May 4, 2018

The Vegetable Production and Management course offered by the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University provides a learning opportunity for those seeking continuing education at any level, novice or professional. As a non-credit offering, this course does not require enrollment at Iowa State University.

You will learn about the principles of vegetable production with an emphasis on sustainable production practices, market outlets, business aspects, and risk management. Topics will include crop classification and rotation; planting methods; crop climatic conditions; physiological growth & development; soil, water, and pest management; cover cropping; season extension strategies; harvest and postharvest management and marketing. For online and non-credit students, key highlights and summary of the field activities will be provided by the instructor.

This course also meets Farm Service Agency guidelines for production management training for loan eligibility.

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About the Instructor

Ajay NairAjay Nair
Associate Professor
Department of Horticulture

Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 2011
Master of Science, University of Maine, 2006
Bachelor of Science, Kerala Agricultural University,  India, 2002

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