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Master Gardener Training Information

Program Contact: Janice Reed, Office Manager
(509) 243-2009 •

2020 Master Gardener and Horticulture Training

This page contains class materials from the 2020 Master Gardener Training Class
Materials are provided by class instructors.
Please check the site after each class to see if new materials are available.

Speaker Schedule for 2020 MG Classes-updated March 30 2020

Feb 4:  Basic Entomology – Dale Whaley

The Insects presentation

Feb 11:  Soils & Fertilizers – Doug Finkelnberg

Soils and Fertilizers presentation
Soils class recording

Feb 18:  Weed Management – Nelle Murray

Weed Mgmt presentation
Weed Management class recording

Feb 25:  Woody Landscape Plants, Pruning and Tree Selection – Phil Shinn

2020-Woody Plants      2020-Planting-Pruning     2020-Triage for Trees
Woody Plants & Trees class recording

March 3: Turf Care Management and Pests – Ken Hart

Turf 2020     Turf Weeds     Turf Diseases     2020 vertebrate pest control
PNW0627     ControllingDeerDamageInIdahoHorticulturalCropsAndGardens
Lawn Care and Pest Management class recording

March 10:  Home Orchards & Tree Fruit – Mike Busch

Backyard Fruit IPM Abstract
IPM in Backyard Fruit
Home Orchards & Tree Fruit class recording

March 17:  Landscape Plants – Kate Patterson

Rescheduled for April 7

March 24:  Growing Vegetables – Jennifer Jensen

Vegetable Gardening handout
Vegetable Gardening presentation

March 31:  Plant Diseases and Diagnostics – Rachel Bomberger

MG Diagnostic Checklist
Plant Disease and Diagnostics class recording

April 7:  April 7 class recording
Landscape Plants – Kate Patterson

Herbaceous Perennials presentation

Bees – John Freeman and Larry Carey

Honey Bees and Other Pollinators presentation
Backyard Conservation    Bee Identifier    Four Seasons of Bee Forage
Pollination and Protecting Bees    ID Fish and Game Native Plant List
Intro to Insect Pollinators      Plants that Attract Bees and Butterflies
Plants  for Pollinators In The PNW      Warre Hive article

April 14:  April 14 class recording
Pesticide Safety and Recommendations – Steve Van Vleet
Landscape Design – Ashkan Nochian

Home Landscape Design presentation

April 21:  Plant Diagnosis – Mark Heitstuman & Mary Bush

Plant Diagnostics Review- Mark Heitstuman
Plant Diagnostics –  Mary Bush
Plant Diagnostics class recording