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2024 Horticulture Class Series

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2024

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An introduction to the principles and practices involved in the identification, selection, development, production, and care of horticultural plant material.  Completing the full Horticulture Series earns a program certificate.   The cost for the series is $250 for an individual, $300 for two at same address, $125 Veteran/Active Military, $150 for Military plus one at same address. Single classes $35. Registration closes January 31st.


12-week Course: Thursdays 6 pm to 9 pm starting January 11, 2024


01/11/2024 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE: BOTANY – Classification, structure, growth and development, and environmental influences on horticulture plants.

01/18/2024 PLANT HEALTHCARE & INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT – Cultural techniques required for suitable pest management with an emphasis on host plant resistance, practical application, and managerial techniques.

01/25/2024 COMPOSTING EDUCATION – Strategies to increase composting of food and garden waste that will decrease the 33 percentage of organics that enter the waste stream.

02/01/2024 FIRE RESISTANT LANDSCAPES & URBAN FORESTRY – An introduction to the art, science, and practice of selecting, identifying, establishing, and maintaining landscape trees.

02/08/2024 PESTICIDE SAFETY – Pesticide labeling process information, and laws; proper application, methods, timing, rates, and handling of pesticides

02/15/2024 SOIL SCIENCE – NATURE & PROPERTIES OF SOIL – Understanding the physical and biological properties of soil, related to plant growth and development.

02/22/2024 DIAGNOSING PLANT PROBLEMS – Understanding what is normal; recognize typical plant problem symptoms; distinguish fungal, bacterial, viral, nematode, and abiotic diseases; develop a working plan for diagnosis of plant problems

02/29/2024 ENTOMOLOGY: INVERTEBRATE PESTS – Insect biology and physiology.  Cultural techniques required for suitable pest management with an emphasis on host plant resistance, practical application and managerial techniques.

03/07/2024 NOXIOUS WEED EDUCATION & VERTEBRATE MANAGEMENT – Attributes that result in a plant being considered a noxious weed; define Class A, B, and C weeds; the biology of weed growth, development, and spread; accepted methods of weed management for home yards and gardens

03/14/2024 DROUGHT TOLERANT LANDSCAPES/ NATIVE PLANTS A primary focus in sustainable landscaping is protection of water quality and water conservation, particularly in the drier areas of Washington State.

03/21/2024 PRUNING WOODY LANDSCAPE PLANTS – The reasons for pruning trees and shrubs; the processes that affect bud growth and development, and flowering and fruiting of trees and shrubs—and how those processes influence pruning decisions

03/28/2024 LAWNS & TURF MANAGEMENT – Turfgrass maintenance practices and how their interrelationships can be utilized to develop management systems.


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February 8
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tim Kohlhauff


WSU Spokane County Extension
222 N Havana St
Spokane, WA 99202 United States
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(509) 477-2160