2018 Master Gardener Training Class-Information

Become a Texas Master Gardener

2018 Training Class for Adults Now forming

  • 50 hours of instruction; handbook provided
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan 2-Feb 27, 2018
  • 6:00-9:00PM; light meal provided at 5:30PM
  • Cost – $175, $145 for second person in same family; $25/person discount early registration by Nov 15,2017
  • Location – Titus County AgriLife Building, 1708 Industrial Road, Mount Pleasant, TX

Contact AgriLife Extension staff at 903-572-5201 to register

or

Download a 2018 Master Gardener Training Class application here.

MG Handbook Topic Chapter Subchapter/Section Date Day Class
Landscaping Horticulture 7 Landscape design 9-Jan Tue 3
Landscaping Horticulture 7 Plant selection 9-Jan Tue 3
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Water conservation 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Planning and design 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Practical turf areas 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Landscaping for energy conservation 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Appropriate plant selection 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Soil improvement 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Information sources for plant
selection
11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Efficicent irrigation and rainwater
catchment
11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Effective use of mulches 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Appropriate maintenance 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Reduction of fertilizer use 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Reduction of pesticide use 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Earth-Kind® landscaping commitment 11-Jan Thur 4a
Earth-Kind® Landscaping 3 Online resources 11-Jan Thur 4a
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Integrated Pest Management –
Introduction
11-Jan Thur 4b
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 IPM components – Introduction 11-Jan Thur 4b
Lawn Care 8 Types of lawn grass 16-Jan Tue 5a
Lawn Care 8 Texas warm-season turfgrasses 16-Jan Tue 5a
Lawn Care 8 Lawn establishment 16-Jan Tue 5a
Lawn Care 8 Mowing 16-Jan Tue 5a
Lawn Care 8 Irrigation 16-Jan Tue 5a
Lawn Care 8 Fertility program 16-Jan Tue 5a
Lawn Care 8 Cultivation 16-Jan Tue 5a
Lawn Care 8 Turfgrass pest management 16-Jan Tue 5a
Landscaping Horticulture 7 Outstanding landscape plants (Texas
SuperStars)
16-Jan Tue 5b
Landscaping Horticulture 7 Partial list of annuals for Texas
landscapes
16-Jan Tue 5b
Landscaping Horticulture 7 Partial list of perennials for Texas
landscapes
16-Jan Tue 5b
Landscaping Horticulture 7 Woody landscape plants 18-Jan Thur 6a
Landscaping Horticulture 7 herbaceous landscape plants 18-Jan Thur 6a
Landscaping Horticulture 7 Planting trees and shrubs 18-Jan Thur 6b
Landscaping Horticulture 7 Landscape maintenance 18-Jan Thur 6b
Landscaping Horticulture 7 Pruning landscape plants 18-Jan Thur 6b
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Integrated Pest Management (Review) 23-Jan Tue 7
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 IPM components (Review) 23-Jan Tue 7
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Prevention of plant health problems 23-Jan Tue 7
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Monitoring the health status of plants 23-Jan Tue 7
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Accurate diagnosis of plant health
problems
23-Jan Tue 7
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Insects and mites 23-Jan Tue 7
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Common landscape arthropods 23-Jan Tue 7
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Common insect orders 23-Jan Tue 7
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Planning the home fruit planting 25-Jan Thur 8a
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Apples 25-Jan Thur 8a
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Berries 25-Jan Thur 8a
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Figs 25-Jan Thur 8a
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Pears 25-Jan Thur 8a
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Grapes 25-Jan Thur 8b
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Muscadine grapes 25-Jan Thur 8b
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Pecans 30-Jan Tue 9
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Walnuts 30-Jan Tue 9
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Stone fruit 30-Jan Tue 9
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Other crops -flowering plants ( bulbs,
corms, rizomes, and tubers)
1-Feb Thur 10a
Home Fruit and Nut Production 5 Other crops -unusual fruits, nuts, and
berries
1-Feb Thur 10b
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Planning guidelines 6-Feb Tue 11
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Soil preparation 6-Feb Tue 11
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Selecting gardening equipment 6-Feb Tue 11
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Seed 6-Feb Tue 11
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Transplants 6-Feb Tue 11
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Irrigating the home garden 6-Feb Tue 11
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Fertilizing the garden 6-Feb Tue 11
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Weed control 6-Feb Tue 11
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Vegetable planting guide and
recommended varieties for Texas
8-Feb Thur 12
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Intensive gardening methods 13-Feb Tue 13
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Container gardening 13-Feb Tue 13
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Indoor container gardening with
vegetables
13-Feb Tue 13
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Vegetable gardening in the fall 13-Feb Tue 13
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Season extenders 13-Feb Tue 13
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Herbs 13-Feb Tue 13
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Vegetable culture guide 13-Feb Tue 13
Vegetable and Herb Gardening 6 Specialty vegetables and herbs in
Texas
13-Feb Tue 13
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Key: Diagnosing common insect problems 15-Feb Thur 14
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Infectious plant diseases 15-Feb Thur 14
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Key: Diagnosing infectious plant
diseases
15-Feb Thur 14
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Cultural and environmental probems 15-Feb Thur 14
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Key: Diagnosing cultural and
environmental problems
15-Feb Thur 14
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Weeds and weed management 15-Feb Thur 14
Plant Health Problems: Diagnosis and
Management
4 Pesticides and safety 15-Feb Thur 14
Plant Growth and Development 1 Sexual plant parts and functions –
seed collection/saving
20-Feb Tue 15a
Plant Growth and Development 1 Sexual plant propagation – seed
starting – overcoming dormancy
20-Feb Tue 15b
Plant Growth and Development 1 Asexual plant parts and functions 22-Feb Thur 16
Plant Growth and Development 1 Asexual plant propagation (Part 1) –
methods
22-Feb Thur 16
Plant Growth and Development 1 Asexual plant parts and functions –
continued
27-Feb Tue 17
Plant Growth and Development 1 Asexual plant propagation (Part 2) –
additional methods
27-Feb Tue 17

Download a copy of the class schedule here

 

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