The CTAERN Horticulture workshoCTAERN4230 is now live and open for registration.  The workshop will be a one day workshop on Tuesday, April 7th at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus in Griffin, GA.  Workshop will be conducted by horticulture specialist Bob Westerfield.  An agenda for the workshop is below so you may review the topics that we will cover that day.  We will have a working lunch, you may bring your lunch or purchase a box lunch for $8.00.  

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Thank you,

Melissa Riley 

Horticulture Trouble Shooting - Ornamental, Fruit and Vegetable 

8:00-8:30am: Registration

8:30-10:00am: Identification and Selection of Ornamental Landscape Plants

v  This session will cover how to successfully select and identify woody landscape ornamentals. It will include a hands-on exercise in how to methodically identify ornamental shrubs.

10:00-10:15am: Break

10:15-11:30am: Troubleshooting Problems in Ornamental Plants

v  This session will look at common diseases, insects and cultural problems that routinely affect ornamental plants. Participants will also do a hands-on exercise troubleshooting samples from either the classroom or outside in the garden.

11:30-12:15pm: Pruning Techniques for Ornaments Shrubs and Trees

v  This session will teach the different methods of pruning as well as introduce the different types of equipment available. There will also be a hands-on pruning exercise either inside or outside depending on the weather.

12:15-1:00pm: Working Lunch

v  Participants will eat lunch but also participate in a session on how to sharpen and maintain pruning equipment.

1:00-2:30pm: Vegetable Growing Tips and Troubleshooting Problems in the Garden

v  This session will cover proper variety selection, maintenance as well as how to detect and prevent common vegetable problems. This session may have some PowerPoint along with outdoor activity at the research vegetable garden.

2:30-4:00pm: Selection and Maintenance of Growing Fruit Plants

v  This session will look at the selection and cultural techniques to growing both small and large fruit. There will be some PowerPoint along with outdoor classroom instruction.

4:00pm: Questions and Adjourn 

Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
1005 State University Drive,  Box 4060
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
cell - 478-973-4071
fax - 478-825-6980