Greenhouse Technical Management Course

GOTAFE, a large regional institute with its main campus in Shepparton, Victoria, will present a short course to assist greenhouse growers in getting the best production out of their system and planning for the future. The course will run from 28 November to 2 December 2011.

The course is specifically designed to develop high level technical and management skills of managers and supervisors of geenhouse and hydroponic growing environments and meet the challenges of climate change.

The course includes practical training, discussions, demonstrations and lectures supported by written notes, Simcomp 4 software (a climate computer simulation that allows growers to customise greenhouse size and inside climate), and other practical tools. The course will be conducted by two experienced industry presenters – Graeme Smith (Graeme Smith Consulting) and Rick Donnan (Growool Horticultural Systems and regular contributor to Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses).

The course is accredited under FarmReady. Eligible primary producers can claim up to 65% of their training course costs ($1267.50); as well as, up to $500 in expenses for people in remote areas.

Numbers for the course are strictly limited, so register your interest by contacting the course convenor as soon as possible.

For further information contact: Course convenor, Leigh Taig, Ph: (03) 5833-2851   MB: 0438 381 834

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