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Landscape and Horticulture


Course Code: AL0264WA22

Landscape and Horticulture Training

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Date & Time

March 7 & 8, 2022
9:00am - 12:00pm (Log in time: 8:30am)


In this jam-packed online course (two half days), Bruce Neary discusses many essential skills needed to properly maintain a landscape.

Topics include:

  • Plant identification
  • Plant physiology
  • Plant pests and IPM
  • Soil management
  • Landscape design
  • Proper planting techniques

This class also serves as a review course for the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association's Certified Landscape Professional certification exam.

This class has two lectures – March 7 and March 8. Each lecture is from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The lectures will be recorded as they happen. Students will be able to access the lectures for two weeks after the class.

Meet Your Instructor

Bruce Neary, Rutgers OCPE Landscape course instructorBruce Neary

Bruce Neary is the owner of BCN Horticultural Services, where he has provided consulting services to landscape architects, contractors, developers, garden centers, nurseries, educators, and the public since 1994. Regarded as an industry expert, Bruce has written several articles for The Landscape Publication, Grounds Maintenance Magazine, and the American Nurseryman. Likewise, he has been a horticultural lecturer at Barlow Flower Farm and for other landscape organizations for over 30 years. Bruce is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Horticultural Societies, Metro Hort Group, and Perennial Plant Association. He received his bachelor's degree in Agronomy from Rutgers University and his Masters of Agriculture in Horticultural Sciences from Texas A&M.


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Early Registration Fee $195.00 Register on or before February 28, 2022 and save!
Registration Fee $210.00 After February 28, 2022
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.


This online course will be delivered via Zoom.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is necessary if you'd like to ask questions.
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to registration@njaes.rutgers.edu stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:

    • Your full name
    • The shared email address that needs to be changed
    • Your unique email address
    • A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions

Note: Pre-registration is required.


Registration will close on March 5, 2022.

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For Registration Assistance:

Please call 848-932-9271, option 2.

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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