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Purdue Extension: Expert Resources for COVID-19

Statewide Virtual - Master Gardener (EMG) Basic Training

January 11, 2021

Statewide Virtual

Purdue Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Basic Training


Live Webinars

Wednesdays, March 3 – June 2, 2021, from 1:30 – 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 – 2:30 PM CT via WebEx Events


Tentative Schedule

February 24        Test Connect Session (optional) – test your connection and become familiar with WebEx

March 3                Purdue EMG Orientation

March 10             Plant Science

March 17             Soils and Plant Nutrition

March 24             Animal Pests

March 31             Plant Disease Diagnosis

April 7                   Weed ID and Control

April 14                Insect ID and Control

April 21                Invasive Species

April 28                Pesticide Safety and Alternatives

May 5                    Herbaceous Ornamentals

May 12                Woody Ornamentals

May 19                Fruit Gardening

May 26                Lawn Care

June 2                   Vegetable Gardening

After June 2 – Final Exam, post-test, and post-program survey


County Connections

Weekly local connection hour with your county’s Extension Master Gardener Coordinator. The day, time, and place for the local connection hour will be determined by your EMG County Coordinator and could be in person, a virtual web meeting, or a combination of both.


Step 1: Application (Application deadline is February 12, 2021.)

Apply for the training through a Purdue Extension host county. Visit to connect with a host county near you.


Step 2: Registration and Fees (Once your application is approved, you will register and pay for the program. Online registration will open in early January, 2021.)



To learn more about the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program, visit:

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