EarthKind Landscape Short Course

Professionals who manage residential landscapes, parks, commercial properties and golf courses are encouraged to attend the Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course Dec. 10-14 in College Station.
Experts including your own Laura Miller and lots of smarter speakers from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will address landscape issues at the five-day course at the G. Rollie White Visitor Center, 7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway.
Continuing education credits will be offered. Registration is $575 prior to Nov. 23 and $675 thereafter. Single-day registration is available for $135 before Nov. 23 or $150 thereafter.
Topics include the principles of Earth-Kind landscape, basics of botany, lawn care basics and diagnostics and control of lawn problems. Also on the agenda is the identification and use of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, and the control of problem insects and weeds.
Participants will also hear about pruning, planting, transplanting, fertilization, mulching, soil testing, drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting. Landscape diseases, phytosanitation, tools to stay competitive in a tough economy, laws and regulations, and pesticide safety also will be discussed.
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About Laura Miller

Laura M. Miller is the Texas AgriLife Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent for Tarrrant County. She provides informal educational programs and problem solving services to all aspects of the commercial horticulture industry, from green industry professionals to fruit, vegetable, and ornamental plant growers. Prior to taking on her present position in March 2008, she was a University of Florida/IFAS Extension Agent for seven years. A sixth generation Texan, she’s a graduate of Eagle Pass High School who earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and a Master of Education in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University in College Station.
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