Nursery, Landscape Review, Exam Planned

The Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association, in cooperation with the LSU AgCenter, has scheduled a certified nursery and landscape professional manual review and exam for Tuesday and Wednesday at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.

Manual reviews will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The exam will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with three hours allowed for completion.

Information will be provided on plant classification, growth and development; pest management; culture of nursery stock; landscape contracting, including tree and turfgrass management; and plant identification, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.

People working in retail garden centers and landscape contracting and maintenance are encouraged to participate. The course also is recommended for wholesale growers, irrigation contractors and Master Gardeners, Owings said.

Preregistration is encouraged.

The fee is $100 for the review and exam and $50 for the review session without the exam. The manual costs $60 plus $7 postage and is available from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

For information or to register, contact Owings at (985) 543-4125 or aowings@agcenter.lsu.edu or LNLA Executive Secretary Annie Coco at (985) 789-4301 or anniecoco400@gmail.com.