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Learn about vegetable production—from anywhere.

Vegetable Production and Management

Learn about vegetable production—from anywhere.

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. Scholarships are available through a SARE Professional Development Grant to cover course fee. Contact Dr. Ajay Nair to sign-up for the scholarship.

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.

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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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Course Summary

Non-Credit Total Cost: $300
January 18, 2022 - May 6, 2022