This training proposal is an educational path through which SITIF (Iinternational School for Growers) aims to train professional figures specialized in this sector, precisely Managers of Hydroponic and Soilless Greenhouses by providing all the information necessary to make the decision a successful one. The course consists of 7 explanatory SITIF modules in defining the bases and principles that regulate these cultivation techniques. The proposal is addressed to all operators in the sector (company owners, technicians, growers, consultants, farm managers) interested in optimizing production parameters with specific reference to greenhouses and soilless systems typical of the context of the Mediterranean basin. The intent is to transfer knowledge not only of a theoretical nature, but above all practical thanks to Ageon’s more than twenty years of experience in this sector.

SITIF - Greenhouse Manager Online Course

Topics covered in the modules:

  • What is meant by Soilless
  • Technical details on the types of most common substrates (coconut fiber, rockwool, perlite, peat)
  • Water behavior in the substrate
  • How it works: Dry Hydroponics system
  • How it works: Radix – vertical farming system
  • Water behavior in the substrate
  • Water-root interaction
  • Irrigation strategy
  • Study cases
  • Importance of climate management
  • Climate parameters
  • Soilless Models
  • Low tech greenhouse
  • High-tech greenhouse
  • Comparison LT vs HT
  • Semi-closed greenhouse
  • Greenhouse climate strategy
  • Why/what/when to measure
  • Crop llant measurements registration
  • CR photo set
  • Strength and balance parameters
  • Actions vigor and balance
  • Study cases
  • Nutritional elements
  • Deficiencies
  • Excesses
  • pH importance
  • Study cases