Landscape management short course set for June 16-17

Richard Bogren, Kuehny, Jeff S., Owings, Allen D.

News Release Distributed /5/11/09

BATON ROUGE – The LSU AgCenter will conduct a short course for landscape management professionals June 16-17 in Baton Rouge.

Held in cooperation with the Baton Rouge Landscape Association, the event will focus on sustainability in the landscape, organizers said.

The first day will be held at the Horticulture Hill Farm teaching facility on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. The second day will be held at the LSU AgCenter’s Burden Center in Baton Rouge.

The program also will include tours to the LSU AgCenter’s LaHouse demonstration home and LSU’s new Alex Box Stadium.

The short course will include presentations on soils for stormwater management, plant material selection for sustainable landscape design, recycling in the landscape, native-plant landscaping, pruning young live oaks, pruning shrubs roses and much more.

LSU AgCenter horticulturists also will conduct a walk-through of AgCenter ornamental and turfgrass research.

The registration fee for the program is $200 and should be made payable to the Baton Rouge Landscape Association. A one-day registration option for $100 also is available.

Registration is requested by June 1, but late registrations will be accepted.

A complete short course program, additional information and registration are available by calling the horticulture office at the LSU AgCenter's School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences at 225-578-2222.

Information also is available from LSU AgCenter horticulturists Dr. Allen Owings at or 985-543-4125 or Dr. Jeff Kuehny at or 225-578-1043.

Rick Bogren

5/12/2009 12:39:15 AM
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