COLLEGE STATION — Professionals who manage residential landscapes, parks, commercial properties and golf courses are encouraged to attend the Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course Dec. 10-14 in College Station.
Experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will address landscape issues at the five-day course at the G. Rollie White Visitor Center, 7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway.
Continuing education credits will be offered. Registration is $575 prior to Nov. 23 and $675 thereafter. Single-day registration is available for $135 before Nov. 23 or $150 thereafter.
Topics include the principles of Earth-Kind landscape, basics of botany, lawn care basics and diagnostics and control of lawn problems. Also on the agenda is the identification and use of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, and the control of problem insects and weeds.
Participants will also hear about pruning, planting, transplanting, fertilization, mulching, soil testing, drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting. Landscape diseases, phytosanitation, tools to stay competitive in a tough economy, laws and regulations, and pesticide safety also will be discussed.
More information is available at http://greenviion.wordpress.com/earth-kind-education-events/.