April – September 2014

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.


  • 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 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!

Sep 25 Thu
Turf Irrigation Management – Fall, 2014 @ Karsten Turfgrass Research Center
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Turf Irrigation Management

The Fall Class focuses on the basic biology of turfgrass, turfgrass I.D. tips, environmental and cultural factors that affect irrigation and problem solving skills.

Participation is FREE. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Questions? Please contact the Pima County SmartScape Program office at 520.626.5161, Ext. 120.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Pima County SmartScape Program at 520-626-5161, Ext. 120. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Location: Karsten Turfgrass Research Center

2101 E. Roger Road (Head east on Roger Rd. from Campbell Ave. Continue east past the yellow drop down gate on the left, past the fenced off field and take the dirt road to the white building on the left).  Park in front of or across the street from the building.  Enter through the east doors.


David Kopec, PhD
The University of Arizona, Department of Plant Sciences

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