Calendar

April – December 2014

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 21 Wed
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
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.

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

Sep 6 Sat
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.

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.

Instructor:

David Kopec, PhD
The University of Arizona, Department of Plant Sciences
http://cals.arizona.edu/turf/

NEWS: UA Science Keeps Fairways Green With Less Water

Nov 1 Sat
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.

Dec 6 Sat
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.