Green Industry Training

Cost- and Time-Efficient Education

A workforce development program, Green Industry Training is a series of entry-level classes in topics important to the Green Industry followed by an exam to become Nursery Worker Certified. Many local garden centers and landscape companies value this certification for their entry-level employees because the classes give participants a solid, science-based foundation to enter the Green Industry with knowledge to build upon. Green Industry Continuing Education Series classes are offered throughout the year as well.

Classes are taught by Extension, Nevada Department of Agriculture staff, and local industry professionals.  They are held at the Extension office in Reno, 4955 Energy Way, broadcast remotely via Zoom, and video-conferenced to participating sites across the state of Nevada.

Green Industry Continuing Education Series (GICES)

The more you know, the more you grow!

Green Industry Continuing Education Series, or GICES provides current, accurate and useful information to Nevada’s Green Industry in a way that respects Green Industry members’ fast-paced schedules. Short informational sessions offer Continuing Education Units only on topics relevant to YOU.

Classes are taught by Extension, Nevada Department of Agriculture staff, and local industry professionals. They are held at the Extension office in Reno, 4955 Energy Way, broadcast remotely via Zoom, and video-conferenced to participating sites across the state of Nevada.

To suggest a topic please email Chad Morris, Commercial Horticulture Program Coordinator, at chadmorris@unr.edu.


Green Industry Classes & Events

Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance at the Reno site must call or notify Chad Morris at (775) 336-0249 or chadmorris@unr.edu at least three days prior to the scheduled class.

 

Learn more about the program contributor(s)

Wendy Hanson Mazet
Program Leader & Contact
Chad Morris
Program Leader & Contact
Heidi Kratsch
Program Leader
 

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Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-03
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Assessing Soil Quality
The quality of your soil affects every facet of your landscape, from the plants that will grow to the features that can be constructed. A visual assessment of your soil quality is a good first step in designing or remodeling your landscape. Learn more about assessing soil quality in this factsheet.
Hefner, M., Donaldson, S., and Skelly, J. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-17
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Certified Nursery Workers (2019)
A list of certified Nursery Workers from the 2019 Green Industry Training program.
Fisher, J. 2019, Extension website
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Certified Nursery Workers, Spring 2020
Certified Nursery Worker Professional List, Spring 2020 Class
Morris, C. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Bulletin
Cómo los Pesticidas entran en tu Cuerpo / How Pesticides Enter Your Body
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Hefner, M., Fisher, J., Kratsch, H., and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-05
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Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife
This fact sheet discusses ways to reduce conflicts between humans and wildlife, and focuses on vertebrate animals, or animals that have a backbone.
Carpenter, J., Donaldson, S., and Hefner, M. 2011, University of Nevada Extension, FS-2011-40
Desecho de Manera segura del los Pesticidas y contendores de Pesticidas / Disposing of Pesticides and Pesticide Containers Safely
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How to prune different varieties of roses.
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Disposing of Pesticides and Pesticide Containers Safely/ Desecho de Manera segura del los Pesticidas y contendores de Pesticidas
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes the proper way to dispose of pesticides and pesticide containers in Nevada. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-09
Emergency First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning / Primeros Auxilios en caso de una Emergencia de Intoxicación de Pesticidas
This bilingual (Spanish and English) publication describes emergency first aid for pesticide poisonings, emergency eye flush procedures and the worker protection standard requirements for decontamination supplies. This is one of a series of 10 Pesticide Use and Safety/ Uso y Seguridad de Pesticidas fact sheets.
Hefner, M., Fisher, J., Kratsch, H., and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-07
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Enfermedades relacionadas con Calor: Síntomas, Primeros Auxilios y Prevención / Heat-Related Illnesses: Symptoms, First Aid and Prevention
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Equipo de Protección Personal / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
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Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Fact Sheet FS-20-01
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Nevada Nuisance Weeds Field Guide
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Hefner, M., Fisher, J., Kratsch, H., and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-02-07
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Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-10
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Storing Pesticides Safely/ Almacenamiento Seguro de Pesticidas
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Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-03
Transporte de Pesticidas de forma Segura / Transporting Pesticides Safely
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Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., Fisher, J. and Schaerer, M.F. 2020, University of Nevada, Reno Extension Fact Sheet FS-20-02
Transporting Pesticides Safely / Transporte de Pesticidas de forma Segura
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