Professional Classes

University of Arizona faculty and local business professionals provide informative, research-based instruction designed to promote best landscape management practices for the urban Sonoran Desert. Workshops are for landscape professionals or representatives in areas such as:
  • Landscape Installation & Maintenance
  • Irrigation
  • Pest & Weed Control
  • Design/Architecture
  • Property Management
  • HOA/Neighborhood Associations
  • Nurseries
  • Groundskeeping for Schools/Parks, Multi-family, Commercial, Municipal
  • Students also welcome!
Program goals are to:
  • Provide sound understanding of the art and science underlying conventional landscaping
  • Foster best management practices for creating and maintaining healthy urban landscapes
  • Educate participants regarding the need for water-conservation
  • Encourage the use of water-efficient practices and technologies
Participation is FREE. Seating is limited. Registration is required. For more information, please visit the individual class pages. You may also contact the Pima County SmartScape Program office at 520.626.5161, or email khanshaw@cals.arizona.edu.

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. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Smartscape: A Training Program for Landscape Professionals™

SmartScape Espanol

Additional Professional Classes
 
Mar 24 Thu

The Spring Class specifically covers the hands-on catch can placement in the field, and the simple calculation of the actual in field precipitation rate. From there the students will learn how long to schedule run times on stand-alone field satellite stations for year round turf (Bermuda and Bermuda over-seeded with rye).

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

Please contact the Pima County SmartScape Program office at 520.626.5161

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. 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

Apr 5 Tue

Esta clase es la base para entender  la relación entre plantas, suelos y agua y es el cimiento para el curso de Smartscape Professional Series (Serie de Smartscape en Español) Esta instrucción se enfoca en la textura  y estructura del suelo y como afecta el movimiento del agua, velocidad de infiltración y capacidad de absorción y retención del agua (CC). Se discute también una serie de mecanismos que la planta utiliza para regular el uso del agua

Esta clase se enfoca en: Elementos básicos de los suelos, crecimiento de las plantas y la función del agua

Instructor: José Cano