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CSU Short Course

CSU Master Gardeners in Jefferson County

Friday, July 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CSU Short Course Early Bird (May 27-June 20) Ended $59.00 $0.00
CSU Short Course - Regular Registration (June 21-July 10) Ended $69.00 $0.00

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Event Details

No refunds after July 5. 

Registration includes lunch.  Vegetarian options will be available.  Special dietary  restriction requests cannot be accommodated.

Enrollment is limited to 120 people.

No discounts for half day.  Event will be held rain or shine. 

Transportation to class locations will be provided once on campus.

Parking available East and North of PERC in Lots 515, 505 an 240.

Please plan to be checked in before 9:00 a.m.  Classes will begin promptly at 9:15.


Class Descriptions: Morning Sessions

Insect & Disease Issues of Horticultural Plants

Dr. Whitney Cranshaw and Dr. Ned Tisserat

Dept. Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management

Location: Plant Environmental Research Center

*Credit for CDA CEU's

*ISA Credits

Spend the morning walking  PERC with the experts, Drs. Cranshaw and Tisserat, learning about diagnosing insect, disease and abiotic problems of woody plants.

 Turf & Weed Identification

Dr. Tony Koski, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Location:  Plant Environmental Research Center Turf Plots

*Credit for CDA CEU's

If you struggle with identifying common turfgrass, grassy and broadleaf weeds in your landscape, then join Dr. Koski as he showcases many examples.  A hands on turf and weed identification session is included.

 Woody Shrub Identification

Dr. Jim Klett, Dept. Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Eric Hammond, Adams County Extension

Location:Plant Environmental Research Center Arboretum

*ISA credit

Learn the skills you need to better identify and use shrubs along Colorado's Front Range.  Smaller groups will be taken on walks around the Colorado State University Arboretum to observe different shrubs and discuss their identification and use including flower and fruit color, timing, potential fall color, winter interest and water use.

 Management of Fire Blight and Codling Moth for Apple Trees

Joel A. Reich, CSU Horticulture Extension Agent, Boulder County

Location:  Plant Environmental Research Center

*Credit for CDA CEUs

This session will give participants the ability to identify the major disease (fire blight) and pest (codling moth) that impact apple trees along the Front Range.  In addition, information will be shared about appropriate and effective methods for managing these two common problems.  Organic and conventional methods will be described for both.  It will also provide information regarding appropriate cultural methods to reduce the pressure from these two organisms.


Afternoon Sessions:

Edible Landscaping that is nutritious, delicious and dazzling

Maria Bumgarner, Senior Horticulturist, Denver Botanic Gardens

Location:  108 Natural Resources

Explore creative ideas for landscaping with edibles including design, creative structures, garden styles, companion planting, new varieties, vegetable trials and extending the season.  Learn how the All-American Selection program develops vegetable variety winners and how to identify the nutritional impact edible landscaping brings to a household.

Plant Forensics

Dr. Tamla Blunt, Extension Plant Pathologist, Plant Clinic CSU

Mary Small and Curtis Utley, Jefferson County, Carol O'Meara, Boulder County

Location:  Plant Science E009

*Credit for CDA CEUs

Class session will provide participants with tools for identifying and solving landscape plant problems.  Your instructors will lead you through a hands on session to practice or brush up on your diagnostic skills. 

Irrigation Audit

Robert Diaz, Ewing Irrigation

Location:  C144 Clark

Learn how to perform an  audit on your irrigation system and identify how to troubleshoot the most common irrigation issues.  

Native and Dryland Perennials:  The New Normal

Catherine Moravec, Colorado Springs Utilities-Water Conservation Unit

Location:  C142 Clark

Instuctor will discuss 20 of her favorite xeric plants both regionally adapted and native.  Emphasis will be on native plants.  These are the perfect plants to include in your landscape if you are looking to create long term sustainable beauty, tailored to withstand periodic drought.


Care of Woody Plants in a Dry Climate

Tim Buchanan, Fort Collins City Forester

Alison O'Connor, CSU Horticulture Extension Agent, Larimer County

Location:  C142 Clark

*ISA Credits

In Colorado's semi-arid climate, growing healthy trees and shrubs in the landscape can be difficult.  This class will focus on woody plant management in our dry climate including use of mulch, how and when to irrigate, tips on pruning, and tree care "gimmicks" and myths that may or may not work.


Lighting in the Landscape

Duane Richards, Ewing Irrigation

Location:  C144 Clark

Landscape lighting technologies and their uses in the landscape today will be discussed.  This will include LED lighting and other new technologies.

Have questions about CSU Short Course? Contact CSU Master Gardeners in Jefferson County

When & Where

Colorado State University - PERC
630 W. Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Friday, July 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)

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CSU Master Gardeners in Jefferson County

CSU Master Gardeners are volunteer educators trained by CSU to present the latest in research based gardening information.

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