Agriculture & Natural Resources

2018 UD Short Courses

Below are the 2018 Short Course offerings for spring and summer 2018

Proper Planting Technique $15, 1 CNP, 2 ISA credits
Wednesday, April 11, 4-6 pm, University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, 531 S College Avenue, Newark, meet at the entrance to Fischer Greenhouse

OR

Thursday, April 26, 4-6 pm, Sussex County Extension Office, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown

Learn how to properly plant both container and balled and burlapped trees. This course will focus on site preparation and planting technique to increase tree planting survival. There will be a hands-on component to the workshop.  Instructors:  Susan Barton and Brian Kunkel

Turf Short Course $15, 1 Pest., 1.5 Nut. Mgmt., 1 CNP credits
Friday, April 20, 10 am to noon

Register for either New Castle (461 Wyoming Road, Newark) or Sussex County (16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown) Extension office location. Instructors will be presenting from each location.

This program will provide an overview for lawn care operators on turf grass selection, weed control programs, and soil testing and spring and summer fertility. Instructors:  Erik Ervin, Jarrod Miller and Amy Shober

Christmas Tree Production and Pests $10, 2 Pest., 1 CNP, 2 ISA credits                                            Wednesday, April 25, 4-6 pm

Delaware Department of Agriculture, 2320 S DuPont Highway, Dover

Learn to identify and control important insect pests and plant diseases that affect Christmas Tree Production. Instructors: Brian Kunkel, Nancy Gregory, Jeff Brothers

Pest and Beneficial Insect Walk $15, 2 Pest., 1 CNP, 2 ISA credits
Wednesday, June 6, 4-6 pm, Sussex County Extension Office, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown

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Wednesday, June 20, 4-6 pm, University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, 531 S College Avenue, Newark, meet at the entrance to Fischer Greenhouse

Learn to identify insect and disease pests, as well as beneficial insects in the landscape at either the Sussex County Extension Office or the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens. Instructors: Nancy Gregory, Brian Kunkel, Carrie Murphy, and Tracy Wootten


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE:

Payment: Please make check payable to “University of Delaware” and mail to:
UD Short Courses
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947

(Note: One payment can be made for all selections, regardless of locations).

Turf Short Course

Please check workshop description and choose meeting location. Register with Terra Eby (302) 730-4000.

ALL OTHER

New Castle County Short Courses

Please check workshop description for meeting location. Register with Carrie Murphy (302) 831-2506 for the following short courses.

 


Kent County Short Courses

Please check workshop description for meeting location. Register with Jan Unflat (302) 730-4000 or jmunflat@udel.edu for the following short course.

 


Sussex County Short Courses 

Please check workshop description for meeting location. Register with Tracy Wootten (302) 856-7303 or wootten@udel.edu for the following short courses.

 


Delaware Cooperative Extension is willing to come to you!

We’d like to make continuing education training as easy as possible for you and your staff. If you have 10 or more people, we will conduct a workshop at your site. Here are the topics we are suggesting:

Soil Health: Soil improvement is an ongoing process – discover options available to you. This session will cover soil amendments with the emphasis on compost! Instructors: Carrie Murphy, Tracy Wootten

HORT 101: Learn the basics of landscape management. This course is a good starting point in studying for the Certified Nursery Professional exam or a good way to expose new employees to the foundations of landscaping. Instructor: Susan Barton

Sustainable Landscaping: Shift your focus from traditional high-maintenance landscapes to natural, low-maintenance and environmentally sensitive landscapes. Instructor: Susan Barton

Arthropod Abundance: Learn about some management options of the most common arthropods encountered in the landscape, nursery, or greenhouses. Take the time to learn how to I.D. beneficial arthropods from damaging pests and those nuisance or incidental pests. Instructor: Brian Kunkel

Make Your Own Workshop: If there is a topic you want to offer to your staff, contact us and we will try to work with you on developing a workshop that meets your needs.

Cost is $50, plus $10/person. Scheduling is based on the availability of the instructor with expertise in the topic you choose. Pesticide and/or nutrient management credits may be available, depending on the course(s) selected. Contact your local County Extension Agent: Carrie Murphy, (302-831-2506), New Castle County and Tracy Wootten, (302-856-7303), Sussex County.