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Learn the Basic Principles of Landscape Management- Classes begin March 8

Posted 2/10/2011

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Environmental Horticulturist, M.L. Robinson, is offering the Basic Principles of Landscape Management classes designed with the professional landscape worker in mind beginning March 8 for 12 weeks. The classes, offered each Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. through May 17, are targeted at landscape maintenance professionals who work at hotels, resorts, golf courses, parks and those maintaining private residences. Individuals who serve on HOA boards may also be interested in these classes to improve communication with landscape contractors.

Professor Robinson will teach several classes focusing on how to keep plants healthy through proper pruning techniques and irrigation. Other topics include management of desert trees and shrubs, cactus, and pest detection. He will also teach his ever-popular class on palm trees.

Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulturist for Cooperative Extension, will teach classes on how plants work, how to maintain healthy soils which are critical to healthy plants and how to keep plants growing vigorously through proper fertilization and weed control. She will also be teaching using Personal Protection Equipment for pesticide safety.

The fee for the 12-week session, held at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, LV 89123, I-215 and Windmill Lane), is $75.00 and includes two, take-home textbooks. For more information and to register, please contact ’Chelle Reed at 702-257-5536 or by email reedc@unce.unr.edu .

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University-and other land-grant universities-to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, sometimes in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at www.unce.unr.edu .

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