2017 Delaware Cooperative Extension Horticulture Short Courses

Sustainable Landscaping in Community Open Spaces, $20   Saturday, February 25, 9 am- 1pm, Kent County Extension Office, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover.  Perfect for industry, homeowner associations, and community members learning how to best manage their community green space.  Instructors:  Dot Abbott, Susan Barton, Valann Budischak, Carrie Murphy, Tracy Wootten  1 pest., 2 nut. mgmt., 0.5 ISA, and 1 CNP credits

Pest and Beneficial Insect Walks, $15  Wednesday, June 14, 4-6 pm, Sussex County Extension Office, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown OR Wednesday, June 21, 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 2 pest., 2 ISA, and 1 CNP credits

Disease and Insect Identification Workshop, $15  Wednesday, July 19, 4-6 pm, Townsend Hall, 531 South College Avenue, Newark, Room 012 Townsend Hall.  Learn what signs and symptoms the Extension Specialists use to identify pests and diseases! Tips and techniques will be shared. Fresh and preserved specimens will be available to look at using hand lenses and microscopes.  Instructors:  Nancy Gregory and Brian Kunkel 2 pest., 2 ISA, and 1 CNP credits


New Castle County Short Courses

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

Pest and Beneficial Insect Walk-June 21-$15

Disease and Insect ID-July 19-$15


Kent County Short Course

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

Sustainable Landscaping in Community Open Spaces- February 25-$20


Sussex County Short Course

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

Pest and Beneficial Insect Walk- June 14-$15


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 for 2016:

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 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.