Short Course

2017 Eleventh Biennial Short Course

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Event Overview

Presented by

Colorado State University Extension
and the
Green Industries of Colorado

Colorado State University
Annual Trial Garden

1401 Remington Street
Fort Collins, Colorado

Classes are available on a first come first serve basis

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Activity Day

  • Plan to check-in prior to 8:45 a.m.
  • Classes will be begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
  • See listing of classes in the expandable section below or download the —> Brochure

Enrollment

  • Limited to 120 people
  • $65 Early Bird Registration due June 16, 2017
  • $75 Regular Registration June 17-July 5, 2017
  • $85 Walk-Ins (only if space is available)
  • No discount for half day
  • Event will be held rain or shine
  • Confirmations will only be sent via email
  • No refunds will be issued after June 15, 2017

Lunch

  • Registration includes lunch.
  • Vegetarian options will be available.
  • Special dietary request cannot be accommodated.

Parking

Available Classes (select categories to expand)

9:00 AM

Shrub Pruning Done Properly

Presented by Eric Hammond, CSU Adams County Horticulture/Agriculture Extension Agent

Location: University Center for the Arts Grounds

**ISA credit

How a shrub is pruned often determines whether it contributes to a landscape or is just a maintenance headache. This talk will cover the best management practices for pruning different types of shrubs.  Topics will include: the differences between renewal pruning, rejuvenation pruning, shaping and shearing, hedge and screen planting maintenance, how to determine the correct pruning method for a given shrub, spring vs. summer flowering shrubs and correct timing for pruning different shrubs.

(Presented at 9:00a.m, and 11:20 a.m.)

 Pruning Fruit Trees

Presented by Amy Lentz, CSU Weld County Horticulture/Agriculture Extension Agent

Location: University Center for the Arts Room 158

**ISA credit

The approach to pruning fruit trees is different than those techniques used in pruning ornamentals. Amy will take you through the different methods, cuts, and other cultural tips to help improve the health of fruit trees and maximize fruit quality.

Structural Pruning

Presented by Dave Sexton, City of Fort Collins Forestry

Location:  University Center for the Arts Grounds

** ISA credit

This session will help attendees understand how structural pruning can decrease storm damage, extend the life of trees, and decrease pruning visits. The class will be focused on small trees and cover reduction cuts, aesthetics of structural pruning, and pruning dose. The instructor will demonstrate techniques used in structural pruning. Other topics include effects of pruning and how structural pruning differs from cleaning and thinning.

(Presented at 9:00 a.m. and 10:10 a.m.)

 

Using Rain Barrels in Colorado Gardens

Presented by Dr. Alison O’ Connor , CSU Larimer County

Horticulture Extension Agent and Deryn Davidson, CSU Boulder

County Horticulture Extension Agent

Location:  Trial Gardens

The new Colorado Water Plan and the adoption of allowing the use of rain barrels for home landscapes is exciting. It also means understanding the use and limitations of rain barrels. This hands-on class will cover the history, use and implementation of using rain barrels in the landscape.

  • Shrub Pruning Done Properly
  • Pruning Fruit Trees
  • Structural Pruning
  • Rain Barrels

10:10 AM

Turf and Weed Identification

Presented by Dr. Tony Koski, CSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Location:  Trial Gardens

*Dept. of Ag. credit

Accurate identification of both weeds and turf species in which they are growing is essential for developing an effective integrated weed management program for any turf area. Herbicide labels will indicate for which turf species the herbicide can be safely used, and which weed species are controlled. Turf species and weeds growing in lawns will be identified. Identification resources will be presented including effectiveness, ease of use, and limitations.

Perennial Garden Tour

Presented by Dr. Jim Klett and David Staats CSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Location:  Perennial Trial Demonstration Garden

Learn about the move of over 1000 different taxa of herbaceous perennials and hear about the success rate and most adaptable for Colorado conditions. Also, learn about several outstanding and new perennials that you should try in your own garden.

Structural Pruning(2)

Presented by Dave Sexton, City of Fort Collins Forestry

Location:  University Center for the Arts Grounds

** ISA credit

This session will help attendees understand how structural pruning can decrease storm damage, extend the life of trees, and decrease pruning visits. The class will be focused on small trees and cover reduction cuts, aesthetics of structural pruning, and pruning dose. The instructor will demonstrate techniques used in structural pruning. Other topics include effects of pruning and how structural pruning differs from cleaning and thinning.

Vegetable Growing in Raised Beds

Presented by Tyler Mason, CSU Horticulture Ph.D. Candidate

Location:  University Center for the Arts Room 158

Raised bed vegetable gardening is growing in popularity for its ease of use and space saving abilities. Join CSU graduate student and former Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Horticulturist Tyler Mason as he outlines how to select suitable building materials, choose appropriate vegetable varieties, and incorporate the ornamental features of vegetables in the design. The finer points of intercropping, garden layout, nutrition, and moisture management will also be addressed.

  • Turf and Weed ID
  • Perennial Garden Tour
  • Structural Pruning
  • Vegetable Growing in Raised Beds

11:20 AM

Shrub Pruning Done Properly (2)

Presented by Eric Hammond, CSU Adams County Horticulture/Agriculture Extension Agent

Location: University Center for the Arts Grounds

**ISA credit

How a shrub is pruned often determines whether it contributes to a landscape or is just a maintenance headache. This talk will cover the best management practices for pruning different types of shrubs.  Topics will include: the differences between renewal pruning, rejuvenation pruning, shaping and shearing, hedge and screen planting maintenance, how to determine the correct pruning method for a given shrub, spring vs. summer flowering shrubs and correct timing for pruning different shrubs.

Plant Healthcare Landscape Problems

Presented by Mary Small, Colorado Master Gardener

Coordinator, CSU Extension

Location:  Trial Gardens and CSU Campus—be sure to wear comfortable shoes for this walking session

*Dept. of Ag. credit

Join Mary Small on a walk through the CSU Campus to discuss the latest abiotic stresses, insects and diseases affecting Colorado Landscapes. Mary will provide diagnostic tricks and management options for each infection you will encounter.

 Drip Irrigation Techniques

Presented by Eric Olson, Water Conservation Coordinator, Fort Collins Utilities

Location:  Trial Gardens

There have been many advances in irrigation systems for

landscapes. Using new technology can help you save water while using water more efficiently. Eric Olson will show you examples of how to incorporate new technology into existing landscapes, ultimately conserving water and reducing water bills.

Vegetable Growing in Raised Beds (2)

Presented by Tyler Mason, CSU Horticulture Ph.D. Candidate

Location:  University Center for the Arts Room 158

Raised bed vegetable gardening is growing in popularity for its ease of use and space saving abilities. Join CSU graduate student and former Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Horticulturist Tyler Mason as he outlines how to select suitable building materials, choose appropriate vegetable varieties, and incorporate the ornamental features of vegetables in the design. The finer points of intercropping, garden layout, nutrition, and moisture management will also be addressed.

  • Shrub Pruning Done Properly
  • Plant Healthcare LandscapeProblems
  • Drip Irrigation Techniques
  • Vegetable Growing in Raised Beds

1:30 PM

Japanese Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer

Presented by Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, CSU Department of

Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management

Location: University Center for the Arts Organ Recital Hall

* Dept. of Ag. credit and ** ISA credit

Japanese Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer are important emerging insect problems for Colorado’s urban landscapes. Management of both of these insects requires that the pest be properly identified, followed by the use of effective and practical preventative or rescue treatments. The latest information on spread, detection, and management of these important insect pests will be presented.

  • Japanese Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer

2:40 PM

Plant Select® Celebrating 20 Years

Presented by Mike Bone, Denver Botanic Gardens; Harriet McMillan, Echter’s Greenhouse and Garden Center; Gene Pielin, Gulley Greenhouse and Jim Klett, CSU Department of

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Location:  University Center for the Arts Organ Recital Hall

Find out about the Plant Select® 20 year anniversary celebration, including some history, research information, the regional and national impact, the 2017 winners, upcoming 2018 plants and promotions and outreach in 2017.

  • Plant Select® Celebrating 20 Years

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