MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR DISEASE ISSUES IN THE LANDSCAPE

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Landscape maintenance is a cut-throat business. The keys to success lie in minimizing costs, and creating successful plantings through careful planning, disease prevention and maintenance of a healthy environment. This course teaches the basics of disease management of landscape plantings, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the diverse world of landscaping.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

•  Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in landscape plantings.

•  Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of landscape plantings all within a
    reasonable budget.

 

Lesson 1

Mapping
Key Pests
Annual Plantings
Long Term Plantings

Lesson 2

Disease/Pest Prevention
Transplanting

Lesson 3

Pre and Post Treatments
Biological Fungicides

Lesson 4

Symptoms
Fertilizers
Nutrients
Water

Lesson 5

Cold
Root Symptoms
Mulch

Lesson 6

Water Molds
Downy Mildew

Lesson 7

Soil Borne Pathogens
Southern Blight
Interrupted Water Flow
Leaf Spot

Lesson 8

Bacterial Diseases
Viral Diseases

Final Assessment

 

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