- Designed For
- A course for professional and hobbyist gardeners, professional landscapers and retail nursery owners.
- Online, self-paced
Cover common culture threats to plants in this online course focusing on planting practices, the risks of root bound plants, misusing mulch, root damage, pruning and injuring plants with the improper application of herbicides.
What You'll Learn
- A systematic approach to correctly diagnosing plant problems based on available symptoms and signs.
- Differentiation of environmental and cultural problems from those caused by biotic organisms.
- Soil compaction, planting practices, pesticide use and other cultural practices, correct problem identification and solution recommendation.
Neil Bell is a community horticulturist for Oregon State University Extension Service. Since 2000 he has overseen the OSU Master Gardener™ program in Marion and Polk counties and has assisted homeowners, Master Gardeners, landscapers and retail nursery owners with thousands of different plant problems.