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Apr 17 Thu
El Manejo Del Agua en Los Jardines @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Español

Esta clase se enfoca en reducir el uso del agua, reduciendo su desperdicio, creando un sistema de riego eficiente. Los estudiantes aprenderán acerca de los horarios de riego (programas), técnicas de irrigación y prácticas culturales y explica todos los factores que se aprenden durante toda la serie del programa  que influencian el buen manejo del agua en los jardines en general.

 

Esta clase se enfoca en: Aprender a integrar los conceptos básicos en la operación de los sistemas de riego de acuerdo con el tipo de planta, propiedades del suelo y la capacidad del  sistema de riego

Objetivos:

  • Entender la terminología básica usada en los sistemas de riego
  • Entender los métodos mas comunes de distribución del agua en la irrigación de los jardines
  • Describe y explica los principios básicos de suelos y las consideraciones con los suelos del desierto
  • Identifica las plantas usadas en los jardines  (xeriscape,  plantas que usan poca agua y plantas que usan mucha agua)
  • Entender la programación (horario) del riego basado en el método de la profundidad a  la cual se encuentra la humedad en el suelo
  • Entender la irrigación en base a el tipo y tamaño de las plantas
  • Entender la irrigación basada en la demanda por agua según la humedad ambiental

 Instructor: Jose Cano, Pima County Parks & Recreation

Apr 22 Tue
Mantenimiento de Plantas Adaptadas al Desierto (Poda y Fertilizantes) @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Español

Esta clase divide el mantenimiento de plantas del desierto en dos categorías – poda y fertilización. Todas las instrucciones acerca de la poda están basadas en las recomendaciones de La Asociación Internacional De Arboricultura y se usan transparencias   y ejemplos con cortes de madera del árbol para explicar mejor los puntos principales del instructor  acerca de la poda. La sección de fertilización  se enfoca en las necesidades de las plantas por micronutrientes y micronutrientes  para seleccionar el fertilizante correcto y como calcular la cantidad adecuada del fertilizante para la compra y aplicación.

Esta clase se enfoca en: Poda y nutrición de las plantas

Objetivos:

  • Identificar y demostrar el cuidado apropiado de las herramientas de poda
  • Demuestra  y explica las técnicas apropiadas de poda en base al porque? cuando? y como podar.
  • Demuestra cómo mantener los hábitos naturales de crecimiento y apariencia del árbol y arbustos al momento de podar
  • Identifica los nutrientes esenciales y describe cómo responden las plantas a estos nutrientes
  • Como seleccionar el fertilizante apropiado para cada situación y describe como aplicarlo en los jardines urbanos.

Instructor: José Cano – Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation

Apr 24 Thu
Desordenes en Las Plantas/Plagas y Enfermedades @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Español

Los estudiantes aprenderán acerca de algunos  de los organismos que afectan  a las plantas en los jardines.  Manejo Integral de pestes (IPM) y controles  culturales  serán  discutidos.

Esta clase se enfoca en: Reconocer los factores que causan que las plantas no se desarrollen sanas o mueran en los jardines. Y como evitar o corregir estos problemas.

Objetivos:

  • Comunicarse efectivamente con clientes para determinar si existe un problema en las plantas
  • Distinguir si las causas del problema es abiótico o biótico
  • Investigar las características del problema
  • Reconocerlas señales y los síntomas del problema
  • Hacer uso del triangulo de las enfermedades para reducir los problemas.
  • Ofrecer soluciones a los desordenes abióticos en las plantas tales como; quemaduras de sol, estrés causada por irrigación y quemaduras por sales.
  • Ofrecer  soluciones a los desordenes bióticos en las plantas, tales como scorch en los laureles, pudrición de la raíz en el algodón y nodos de la raíz causados por nematodos

Esta clase se enfoca en: Identificación de los insectos más comunes (pestes) y otras especies de animales que pueden representar un problema en los jardines; hábitat y condiciones climatológicas que atraen o repelen las plagas y enfermedades.

Objetivos: Explica porque el primer paso importante en el manejo de plagas y enfermedades es la identificación del problema

  • Familiarizarse con las plagas y enfermedades que causan mayor daño a las plantas.
  • Entender las herramientas de trabajo  más útiles y necesarias  en el área de trabajo.
  • Explicar cómo las tres  reglas de del IPM pueden ahorrarnos  tiempo y dinero
  • Saber dónde encontrar ayuda en la identificación y solución del  problema.

Instructor: José Cano – Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation

Apr 29 Tue
Control de Malas Hierbas/Graduación @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Español

Esta clase se enfoca en:  Conceptos básicos de control de malas hiervas en jardines y campos deportivos (zacate)  (1) ciclo de vida de las hierbas y en que estación del ano aparecen  (2)  Entender el método más efectivo de cómo prevenir las hierbas  (pre-emergentes) y erradicación de hierbas  (post emergente)  (3)  Herbicidas selectivos  vs. Herbicidas no selectivos (4) formulaciones y recomendaciones especiales para su aplicación.

Objetivos:

  • Entender la terminología básica usada en el control de hierbas en los jardines
  • Entender los principios de los herbicidas
  • Describir y entender los principios básicos de herbicidas selectivos  vs. no selectivos
  • Identificar las hierbas más comunes en los jardines y campos deportivos (zacate)
  • Entender cuando un aditivo (adjuvant) es necesario para la aplicación.
  • Entender los requisitos en la aplicación de post-emergentes en relación con la irrigación.

Instructor: Jesús Javier

May 3 Sat
Creating and Maintaining Healthy Landscapes -For Professionals, Spring 2014 @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Advanced

Understanding environmental factors, soil conditions and local pests and diseases will help us become better stewards of the landscape.  The objective of this series is to provide participants an opportunity to learn what it takes to develop healthy landscapes and to develop a plan of action for the landscapes in their care.

Each class consists of both classroom and field activities. Come prepared to make practical applications of the ideas and information presented.

Class #1 Understanding Your Site and Your Soil

  • Understanding your site, identifying microclimates.
  • Soil – the backbone of the landscape and garden.  This is where it all begins and topics include:
    • The soil food web.
    • Types of soil – why does it matter?
    • How to determine what type of soil you have.
    • What is special about Tucson dirt?
    • What do plants need from the soil?
    • What can you expect to learn from testing your soil?
    • Mulch, compost and what the monsoon can do for you.

Class #2 Cultural Practices for a Healthy Landscape

We can save time, trouble, water and money by choosing appropriate plants for the soil and exposure we are working with.  This class will focus on how to identify the plants that suit your site and your interests, as well as planting and maintenance practices that keep plants and soil healthy:  This class focuses on:

  • Choosing plants for soil, exposure, and other factors of a microclimate.
  • Hydrozoning.
  • Planting basics that help you reduce diseases and pests. Concepts include:
    • Cover crops and rotation for homeowners.
    • What does a plant family have to do with it?
    • Fertilizing, pruning, and watering practices.

Class #3 What To Do When Pests and Diseases Happen

What are your safest options when pests and disease happen?  We are becoming more aware of the impact of insecticides, herbicides and other chemicals that have been commonly used to control diseases in our landscapes.  In this class we will focus on methods of intervention that help preserve our health, the health of the soil, and the beneficial insects that are so valuable in the landscape.  Topics covered include:

  • What are your weeds telling you about the soil?  How you can use the weeds to determine what your soil needs.
  • Beneficial insects and how we can attract and conserve them.
  • How to determine if interventions are necessary.
  • Organic methods of intervention – how to identify your best options, optimize applications and lessen adverse affects to beneficial insects and plants in the garden.

 

 

May 13 Tue
Hands-On Drip Irrigation Systems @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Whether you are a DIYer or are hiring a professional, this class will help you understand how to set up and maintain a drip irrigation system…in the comfort of an air conditioned classroom.  Instructor: Steve Mallgren

May 20 Tue
Irrigation Scheduling Made Simple @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Join Irrigation Specialist, Steve Mallgren, to learn how easy it is to program your irrigation controller and develop a watering schedule for your landscape!

May 21 Wed
Installing Your Own Polyethylene Cisterns @ University of Arizona/Pima County Cooperative Extension
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Guest Lectures

Rainwater Harvesting expert (and owner of Ethos Rainwater Harvesting), Lincoln Perino, will discuss a number of topics including:

• Basics of system design – sizing, siting, gutter/scupper connections

• Choosing the right materials for the job

• Tools

• Installation tips and techniques

• System maintenance

Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties.

This workshop is mandatory for those who want to qualify for the rebate.

This class is full, but you may be interested in registering for the Guest Lecture – Installing Your Own Polyethylene Cisterns that morning at 10:30 a.m.  Please check our other Rainwater Harvesting dates as they are all still open.  If you would like to be on a waiting list for this class, please email khanshaw@cals.arizona.

Jun 7 Sat
Creating and Maintaining Healthy Landscapes -For Professionals, Spring 2014 @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Advanced

Understanding environmental factors, soil conditions and local pests and diseases will help us become better stewards of the landscape.  The objective of this series is to provide participants an opportunity to learn what it takes to develop healthy landscapes and to develop a plan of action for the landscapes in their care.

Each class consists of both classroom and field activities. Come prepared to make practical applications of the ideas and information presented.

Class #1 Understanding Your Site and Your Soil

  • Understanding your site, identifying microclimates.
  • Soil – the backbone of the landscape and garden.  This is where it all begins and topics include:
    • The soil food web.
    • Types of soil – why does it matter?
    • How to determine what type of soil you have.
    • What is special about Tucson dirt?
    • What do plants need from the soil?
    • What can you expect to learn from testing your soil?
    • Mulch, compost and what the monsoon can do for you.

Class #2 Cultural Practices for a Healthy Landscape

We can save time, trouble, water and money by choosing appropriate plants for the soil and exposure we are working with.  This class will focus on how to identify the plants that suit your site and your interests, as well as planting and maintenance practices that keep plants and soil healthy:  This class focuses on:

  • Choosing plants for soil, exposure, and other factors of a microclimate.
  • Hydrozoning.
  • Planting basics that help you reduce diseases and pests. Concepts include:
    • Cover crops and rotation for homeowners.
    • What does a plant family have to do with it?
    • Fertilizing, pruning, and watering practices.

Class #3 What To Do When Pests and Diseases Happen

What are your safest options when pests and disease happen?  We are becoming more aware of the impact of insecticides, herbicides and other chemicals that have been commonly used to control diseases in our landscapes.  In this class we will focus on methods of intervention that help preserve our health, the health of the soil, and the beneficial insects that are so valuable in the landscape.  Topics covered include:

  • What are your weeds telling you about the soil?  How you can use the weeds to determine what your soil needs.
  • Beneficial insects and how we can attract and conserve them.
  • How to determine if interventions are necessary.
  • Organic methods of intervention – how to identify your best options, optimize applications and lessen adverse affects to beneficial insects and plants in the garden.

 

 

Gray Water Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Categories: Rebate Classes

Did you know that 1/3 of typical household waste water can be re-used as gray water for landscape plants? If you’d like to participate in Tucson Water’s Single Family Residential Gray Water Rebate Program and receive reimbursement (up to $1,000) when a permanent gray water irrigation system is installed in your home, then you must attend this 2-hour workshop. It focuses on design, operation and maintenance of a gray water system.  Instructor: Lincoln Perino

Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties.

This workshop is mandatory for those who want to qualify for the rebate.

Jul 19 Sat
Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties.

This workshop is mandatory for those who want to qualify for the rebate.

Jul 31 Thu
Soils, Plants & Water/Smartscape Series Orientation @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

This class is basic to understanding the dynamic relationships of soils, plants, and water and is the foundation course of the Smartscape Series. Instruction focuses on soil texture and structure and how it affects water movement, infiltration rates and water holding capacity. Mechanisms that plants use to regulate water use are also discussed.
Instructor: Dr. Ursula Schuch – University of Arizona Extension Specialist, Arid Ornamentals

Aug 5 Tue
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 7 Thu
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 12 Tue
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 14 Thu
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 16 Sat
Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties.

This workshop is mandatory for those who want to qualify for the rebate.

Gray Water Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Did you know that 1/3 of typical household waste water can be re-used as gray water for landscape plants? If you’d like to participate in Tucson Water’s Single Family Residential Gray Water Rebate Program and receive reimbursement (up to $1,000) when a permanent gray water irrigation system is installed in your home, then you must attend this 2-hour workshop. It focuses on design, operation and maintenance of a gray water system.  Instructor: Lincoln Perino