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Soil & Plant Relationships

Course Code: AL0410CA17

Soil & Plant Relationships

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Last Held: December 9 & 16, 2016
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check in time on Day 1: 8:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for December 2017. Registration will open when course dates are confirmed.


Better soil grows better plants! Bruce Neary takes the mystery out of soil science while energetically mixing in his love of horticulture. He'll show you how to identify and correct soil conditions that create plant problems, including the proper way to read, analyze, and correct PH levels. He'll explain the soil's physical and biological relationship to plant growth in easy-to-understand terms.

In addition, Rutgers Extension Specialist Daniel Kluchinski will teach an outdoor segment that will show students how to apply topics taught in the classroom to their work in the field. Bill Bamka, also of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, joins this exciting and highly qualified instructional team to share his expertise on the chemical nature of soils.

Take this class in conjunction with Water Management and Drainage for a more comprehensive understanding of successful ornamental plant growth.

Soil and Plant Relationships Course: Photo Slideshow

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This course is required for the following certificate programs:


The December 9 & 16, 2016 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
5 Technical, 5 Management

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist-10.0; BCMA Science-6.25; BCMA Practice-1.25; BCMA Management-2.5

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits
11.25 hours

Community Forestry Program Credits
9 CEUs

NJ Board of Architects Credits

Rutgers CEUs

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Early Registration Fee



Registration Fee



Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Preregistration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Soil & Plant Relationships" or Course Code AL0410) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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