Become an ARS consulting rosarian…
The main qualifications are as follows:
- 2 Years membership in the American Rose Society
- Active membership in a local Rose Society
- At least 5 years experience growing roses
- Have successfully completed a CR school
All the qualifications are listed in the CR Manual (page 1-1)
- Fill out Application. Download here.
- Three letters of recommendation from current Consulting Rosarians located on bottom of application.
The test is open book. You may use your CR Manual. Download manual here.
- Consulting Rosarian Program (including ethics)
- Consulting Rosarian Mission (including responsibilities)
- Soil and Water, Fertilizers
- Pesticides and Garden Safety (pre-tutored)
- Insects and Diseases
- Review Questions
UPCOMING CR SCHOOL:
Greg Stack is a retired horticulture educator, at the University of Illinois Extension in Cook County, where he worked for 43 years. He provided leadership in horticulture programs in northern Illinois for both the home gardener and commercial horticulturist with an emphasis in the area of herbaceous ornamentals. He retired from the University of Illinois, and now works for Ted’s Greenhouse of Tinley Park, IL. Greg’s program will focus on the best soil, water, and fertilizer practices concerning roses. For more information on Greg Stack’s bio click HERE
Dr. Andy Plasz
Dr. Andy Plasz, a well-known rose educator and chemist, will provide a program focused on chemicals in the rose garden, ways to reduce disease resistance and chemical safety. Andy is the retired Director and Global Head of Analytical Chemistry Research for Abbott Laboratories. Few people in the rose world are as decorated as Andy Plasz. He is an informative and inspiring teacher and has much to share with us.
Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Professor of KSU
Author of the Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pest
Dr. Raymond Cloyd has an appointment at Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS). He is the co-author of the Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pest, 2nd edition, a must-have for any rose grower, from casual gardener to serious rosarian! Dr. Cloyd is well recognized for research and extension publications on insects or ornamental plants since the mid-1990s. His research focus includes integrated pest management, plant protection, horticul- ture and ornamental cropping systems, biologic control, insect-plant interactions, and pesticides. For more in- formation on Dr. Cloyd”s bio click HERE.