Applying the New ANSI/ASABE S623 Standard for Estimating Landscape Plant Water Demands

By: Dennis Pittenger, University Of California Cooperative Extension

Thursday, September 29th ~ 8:30 - 10:00 AM
CEUs: 1.5 PGMS, APLD, NALP



Dennis Pittenger, University Of California Cooperative Extension


Course Description:

In 2015, a new standard method for estimating landscape water requirements was formally released for adoption by landscape architects, landscape water managers, water conservation code developers, and others needing an easy yet scientifically defensible procedure. A technical committee composed of landscape water management experts from industry as well as academia across the US developed it. This new standard provides a simpler and more accurate means for estimating landscape water requirements than using WUCOLS or calculating a Landscape Coefficient. Participants will learn:
• Principle components of the new standard.
• Comparative advantages of the new standard over other methods.
• How to use the new standard to estimate landscape water requirements.


Biography:

Dennis is a sought-after speaker and a nationally recognized expert in landscape water management, palm management, and care of woody landscape plants. He has conducted noted field research studies on landscape plant water needs, transplanting specimen palms, tree root management, and groundcover management. In both 2010 and 2011, he received the Arboriculture Research Award from the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. Dennis holds a M.S. degree in Horticulture from Ohio State University and is a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science, International Society of Arboriculture, Metropolitan Tree Alliance, and California Landscape Contractors Association. He joined the University of California Cooperative Extension and the Botany and Plant Sciences Department at U.C. Riverside in 1981.

Dennis works closely with industry groups and University colleagues to carry out field research studies and deliver educational programs for landscape-related professionals. He has authored or co-authored over 225 research articles and educational publications reporting and applying research findings to educate the landscape industry on many subjects. Dennis is the technical editor and co-author of the award-winning California Master Gardener Handbook, the University of California’s comprehensive basic horticulture reference. He also leads U.C. Cooperative Extension’s Web-based Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture.


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