Horticulture Class Entire Series

  • January 11 - March 28, 2024
  • WSU Spokane County Extension

    222 North Havana Street
    Spokane, Washington 99202
Ticket Price $125.00-$300.00 Register Now
Description

An introduction to the principles and practices involved in the identification, selection, development, production, and care of horticultural plant material.  Completing the full Horticulture Series earns a program certificate.   The cost for the series is $250 for an individual, $300 for two at same address, $125 Veteran/Active Military, add $25 for a plus one at same address. Single classes are $35 each. Registration closes January 31st.

 

12-week Course: Thursdays 6 pm to 9 pm starting January 11, 2024

 

01/11/2024 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE: BOTANY - Classification, structure, growth and development, and environmental influences on horticulture plants.  

01/18/2024 PLANT HEALTHCARE & INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT - Cultural techniques required for suitable pest management with an emphasis on host plant resistance, practical application, and managerial techniques.

01/25/2024 COMPOSTING EDUCATION - Strategies to increase composting of food and garden waste that will decrease the 33 percentage of organics that enter the waste stream.

02/01/2024 FIRE RESISTANT LANDSCAPES & URBAN FORESTRY - An introduction to the art, science, and practice of selecting, identifying, establishing, and maintaining landscape trees.

02/08/2024 PESTICIDE SAFETY - Pesticide labeling process information, and laws; proper application, methods, timing, rates, and handling of pesticides

02/15/2024 SOIL SCIENCE – NATURE & PROPERTIES OF SOIL - Understanding the physical and biological properties of soil, related to plant growth and development.

02/22/2024 DIAGNOSING PLANT PROBLEMS - Understanding what is normal; recognize typical plant problem symptoms; distinguish fungal, bacterial, viral, nematode, and abiotic diseases; develop a working plan for diagnosis of plant problems

02/29/2024 ENTOMOLOGY: INVERTEBRATE PESTS - Insect biology and physiology.  Cultural techniques required for suitable pest management with an emphasis on host plant resistance, practical application and managerial techniques. 

03/07/2024 NOXIOUS WEED EDUCATION & VERTEBRATE MANAGEMENT - Attributes that result in a plant being considered a noxious weed; define Class A, B, and C weeds; the biology of weed growth, development, and spread; accepted methods of weed management for home yards and gardens

03/14/2024 DROUGHT TOLERANT LANDSCAPES/ NATIVE PLANTS - A primary focus in sustainable landscaping is protection of water quality and water conservation, particularly in the drier areas of Washington State.

03/21/2024 PRUNING WOODY LANDSCAPE PLANTS - The reasons for pruning trees and shrubs; the processes that affect bud growth and development, and flowering and fruiting of trees and shrubs—and how those processes influence pruning decisions

03/28/2024 LAWNS & TURF MANAGEMENT - Turfgrass maintenance practices and how their interrelationships can be utilized to develop management systems.  

Date & Time

Jan 11, 2024 6:00 PM - Mar 28, 2024 9:00 PM

Venue Details

WSU Spokane County Extension

222 North Havana Street
Spokane, Washington 99202 WSU Spokane County Extension
WSU Spokane County Extension

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