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Skill Block 3-R-9 (REU 158)
This skill block (3-R-9) is designed to familiarize Roadside Environmental personnel with horticultural practices and considerations relevant to highway rights-of-way ornamental plantings. The trainee will learn basic facts about soil types encountered along our roadsides and how to determine and improve soil fertility at the planting sites. The trainee will be introduced to specific pesticide application information as it relates to ornamental plants. In addition, the trainee will be provided with detailed information on preparing and completing an ornamental planting project site.
The trainee must complete skill block 2-R-1 (Vegetation Management Module, Horticultural Applications: Level 2) before proceeding with the 3-R-9 skill block module.
The following phases must be satisfactorily completed within this course:
- Review of written material in this manual
- Participation in Classroom Instruction
- Pass Certification Examination