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Training for Maine’s horticulture industry
April 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm$25
Training for Maine’s horticulture industry available
Falmouth, Maine — Training and education designed for Maine’s horticulture industry professionals will be held April 10, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth.
The Garden Pro program is suitable for, but not limited to, both new and current staff in garden centers, landscape businesses, garden education and municipal public works. Training topics include integrated pest management and nonchemical strategies, soil testing and fertilizer selection, native plants for Maine and Introduction to insect Identification.
UMaine Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are conducting the training.
The $25 fee includes handouts, coffee, tea and an afternoon snack. An optional training manual will be available for $30. Space is limited; registration is required by April 5. Register online. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Kate Garland, 207.942.7396,firstname.lastname@example.org. The program is approved for four pesticide applicator credits.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.