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Greenhouse Crop Production

Course Code: AC0501CA19

Greenhouse Crop Production Course for Farmers

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Date & Time

Last Held: March 21-22, 2019
Day 1: 8:45am - 6:30pm (Check-in time: 8:15am; includes an optional tour of the Rutgers EcoComplex and Business Incubator Facility from 5:30-6:30pm)
Day 2: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Next offering TBD.


Start your own greenhouse! People consider starting a greenhouse for a variety of reasons, and greenhouse farming provides a way to grow year-round. However, managing the production system and its environment requires extended knowledge and constant attention to detail.

This two-day short course is designed to introduce beginners to greenhouse crop production and will cover topics including:

  • Production systems;
  • Pests and diseases;
  • Irrigation;
  • Crop fertility;
  • Economics; and
  • Marketing

NOTE: This is a two-day course. The second day will take place at different local greenhouses, giving students the opportunity to view and compare different greenhouse operations. Students will need to drive themselves to the greenhouse locations.

Download course agenda (including locations for greenhouse tours).


NOTE: Individuals who wish to receive pesticide recertification credits at any of our courses will need to know their applicator license number and arrive at class on time. Please bring your pesticide license with you to class. If you are late to class, you will not receive credits.

Pesticide Credits



Rutgers CEUs

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee



Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you on Day 1 only. No meals are provided on Day 2.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Directions and Map

Students will visit several local greenhouses. Students will drive themselves to these locations.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Greenhouse Crop Production" or Course Code AC0501)
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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.