UNCE offers head start for gardeners, horticulturists


Continuing education credits available for pesticide applicators and certified arborists

Although gardening plans may be in hibernation until spring, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) is hosting a “Green Industry Training” series for people working for nurseries, landscaping companies or in business for themselves.

The series, which runs from Jan. 17 until Feb. 9, features a broad range of topics including weed law and identification, basic irrigation and creating water-efficient landscapes. UNCE horticulture faculty, staff and local industry professionals teach classes. Select courses can also be taken to earn continuing education units (CEUs) for pesticide applicators and certified arborists.

“UNCE’s Green Industry Training provides new and experienced workers with valuable information that can help them be successful in their job,” said Western Area Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch. “We also provide continuing education (CEUs) for a number of professional organizations at a very reasonable price. It’s an easy way to polish your skills and keep up in your field.”

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