Friday, February 10, 2017

MASTER GARDNER CLASS OFFERED BY EDDY COUNTY EXTENSION AND NMSU-C

MASTER GARDNER CLASS OFFERED BY EDDY COUNTY EXTENSION AND NMSU-C Eddy County Extension Service will be offering “Master Gardening” class, February 16 to April 28 2017. Call NMSU-C at (575)234-9268 a fee of $125. Classes will be from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm every Thursday night. It is also a chance to meet other people who are interested in gardening and landscaping. Many professional landscape care givers attend these class as well as home owners. This is a beginner’s series and will cover topics such as basic plant science, how a plant grows and works, weather and how it determines what you can grow, basic insect science, vegetable and small fruit production, plant diseases, flower gardening, weed identification and control, pesticide safety and mode of action. The facility for this series includes, Dr. Jane Pierce, Extension Entomologist, Dr. Natalie Goldberg, Extension Pathologist, Dr, Bob Flynn, Extension Agronomist, Dr. Stephanie Walker Vegetable Specialists, Dr. Richard Heerema tree nut specialist, and local county agent Woods Houghton. The fee for this class, which includes an extensive handbook. Many groups chose to form master gardener clubs, which continue to meet after the classes. Pre-registration starts now at the NMSU- Carlsbad continuing education. If you are in need of special assistance due to a disability in order to participate please contact the Eddy County Extension Office 887-6595 before February 8th. For more information contact the Eddy County Extension office or NMSU-C. This and all programs are available to everyone regardless of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status. New Mexico State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Eddy County Government Cooperating “to put knowledge to work”. There will be two more on Entomology and tree pruning February 16 Plant basics Woods Houghton February 23 Xeriscape Carlos Valdez*. March 2 Tree Nuts Richard Herma* March 10 Vegetables Dr. Stephanie Walker* March 16 Plant Pathology Dr, Goldberg* March 23 Weed Control Dr. Leslie Beck* March 30 Pesticide Woods Houghton April 6 Soils and irrigation Dr. Flynn* April 13 Soils and fertility Dr. Flynn* April 21 Turf Grass / Fruit Trees Sandra Barraza

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