This course provides 30 hours of comprehensive windbreak training in the classroom and field. State-of-the-art aspects of determining windbreak feasibility, planning, installation, and maintenance will be covered.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
Identify and detect wind-related problems at farmstead and field sites to determine the need for windbreaks.
Describe windbreak functions benefits, and design.
Determine area to be protected and inventory its present condition.
Recognize acceptable planting stock and handling and storage procedures; describe site preparation alternatives; and perform alternative planting techniques.
Prepare windbreak alternatives that meet cooperator objectives, solve wind related resource problems, and are cost effective.
Assemble and present a site-specific windbreak planting plan including design, site preparation, planning, and maintenance.
Recognize the need for windbreak renovation.
Design a windbreak marketing plan for back home.
Field office staff members who are primarily in resource and agricultural specialties that need to increase their expertise in windbreak technology. Course is open to district and state employees.