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Growing Media: Selection, Management and Assessment

growing media selections

Students will be able to describe the constituents of different growing media and explain how the growing medium is manipulated to deliver a finished crop.  Students will also describe the testing options for determining the performance and suitability of a growing medium for crop culture.

This badge includes the following microcredentials:

Growing Media and Media Selection

This microcredential explores growing media and media selection. Students will examine the constituents used in commercial growing media and make recommendations based on individual crop requirements.

Growing Media Management

In this microcredential, students will assess the state and condition of a growing media and make recommendations for adjustment to optimize crop performance.

Growing Media Testing & Evaluation

In this microcredential, students will differentiate between different technologies and apply testing methodologies as tools for making informed decisions around crop performance and how to increase productivity.

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A microcredential is a certification of assessed competencies that is additional, alternate, complementary to, or a component of a formal qualification.