Want To Understand Hydroponic Growing Trend? U of I Hosts 2-Day Seminar in Kane County

Want To Understand Hydroponic Growing Trend? U of I Hosts 2-Day Seminar in Kane County

The University of Illinois will host a two-day Hydroponic Production Seminar on Feb. 25 and 26 in St. Charles. This program will cover basic hydroponic principles and practices, and sessions will include both classroom and hands-on activities.

“The number of producers using hydroponic production systems in Illinois is on the rise, and there are many people who have indicated a desire to learn more about hydroponic growing practices for both home and commercial production,” said Shelby Henning, manager of the University of Illinois Horticulture Research Center in St. Charles.

“This valuable two-day workshop is open to anyone interested in hydroponic small fruit or vegetable production.”

Experts in the field and educators from the University of Illinois will discuss a variety of topics, including how hydroponic production systems work, crop choices, growing techniques, water quality, pest and disease management, marketing and more. The seminar will include a daily greenhouse tour for hands-on demonstrations of the tools and techniques of hydroponic culture.

The University of Illinois Horticulture Research Center and University of Illinois Extension of Kane County will conduct the two-day class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26.

The cost is $100 per person, with the option of adding a guest registrant for an additional $50. An educational discount is available to actively enrolled students.

Space is limited to 35 seats.

To register for or ask questions about the program, contact Henning at shenning@illinois.edu or at 630-584-7254. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to attend this program, please notify at least two weeks prior to the event.

Class will meet at the University of Illinois Extension office at 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.

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SOURCE: University of Illinois Cooperative Extension