The Texas A&M University department of horticulture will be hosting an Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course Dec. 17-19 at the Texas A&M Horticulture Forestry Science Building, Room 224, College Station
The course will be offered as a continuing education program designed for professionals responsible for managing and maintaining urban green space such as residential landscapes, parks, commercial properties and golf courses, according to organizers.
Continuing education units will be available for Texas Nursery and Landscape Association certified professionals and Texas Department of Agriculture licensed pesticide applicator recertification. Eighteen Texas Department of Agriculture, 6.5 International Society of Arboriculture and 16 Texas Nursery and Landscape Association CEUs have been approved.
Seats are also limited for the course. The first 35 registrants will have a seat reserved, and all others will be waitlisted.
The course will include the following topics:
- Plant physiology
- Landscape plant diseases ID and IPM
- Rose rosette and emerald ash borer
- Drought and salinity issues
- Crapemyrtle bark scale
- Diversify your plant palette
- Weeds as indicator of lawn problems
- Warm season turfgrass disease management
- Laws and regulations updates
- Pests, predators, parasitoids and pollinators
Participants are responsible for their own parking permit.
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