When:
October 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:
Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Cost:
$165.00 - To register, call Berkshire Community College: 413-236-2127 or Berkshire Botanical Garden: 413-298-3926
Contact:
Elisabeth Cary413.298.3926, x15E-mail

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Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2014.

Look at factors that affect plant health care including insects, diseases, pathogens and abiotic influences.  Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught.  Learn to minimize potential problems through proper site preparation, plant selection and placement.  Managing problems using biological, chemical, and cultural techniques will be discussed with a focus on IPM (integrated pest management). This class can be taken as a core requirement for the Horticulture Certificate Level I program, or as an individual class.

Instructor – David Chinery, M.S. is an extension educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselar County, Troy, N.Y.  He is currently researching alternatives to pesticides for turf grass insect and disease problems, as well as improving and expanding the county’s Master Gardener Program.

Discounted price for 4 Fall Level I courses: $590

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