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2019 Green Industry Training (TBD)

Cost- and Time-Efficient Education

Green Industry Training is a series of entry-level classes in topics important to the green industry. Participants can enroll in individual classes at a cost of $15 per class, or they can enroll in the entire course for a discounted cost of $80.

Companies enrolling 2-5 employees for the full course receive $10 off per student. The discount increases to $15 off per student when 6+ employees from the company are registered.

Fees include course materials, certificates of attendance, refreshments and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Pesticide Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Course fees also support Green Industry Continuing Education Series classes, which are held year-round as needed.

Classes are taught by Cooperative Extension, Nevada Department of Agriculture staff and local industry professionals, and are held at the Cooperative Extension office in Reno, 4955 Energy Way, just off Rock Boulevard.

To see who certified in previous years, visit the archives.

2019 Class Schedule (Dates TBD)

  • Plant Disease Basics*^ Shouhua Wang, Nevada Department of Agriculture
  • Pruning Landscape Plants* with Leslie Lyles, Stewardship Horticultural
  • IPM Basics & Pesticide Safety*^ with Melody Hefner, Cooperative Extension
  • Applying IPM Principles*^ with Melody Hefner, Cooperative Extension
  • Soils, Potting Mixes & Fertilizers* with Heidi Kratsch, Cooperative Extension
  • Sustainable Turfgrass Management*^ with Wendy Hanson Mazet, Cooperative Extension
  • Insect Identification*^ Jeff Knight, Nevada Department of Agriculture
  • Noxious Weeds & Weed Law^ with Andrea Moe, NDA
  • Green Industry Training Exam (optional)


* ISA CEUs have been requested for this class.
^ Pesticide Applicator CEUs have been requested for this class.

 Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call or notify Jenn Fisher at 775-336-0249 or at least three days prior to the scheduled class.