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Old 08-14-2010, 09:22 PM
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Louisiana Horticulture Exam

Just wanted to see if anyone on this site has taken the Horticulture exam thru the Department of Ag and Forestry?
I am having a bit of trouble with it. Failed it twice, some of the questions seem way to detailed for a book so large. Just wondering if any LA guys here have passed it and could tell me some good study references or any particular method you used when studying the book.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:22 AM
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I passed it a while back, but not the first time around. I've herd that people with formal education and experience in the field have problems passing it.

I took it twice, you should know the fertilizing formula, mulching formula, nutrient deficiencies, identifying perennials and annuals by common name, identifying native and introduced plants by common name, knowing differences in warn season turf grass, how to stake a tree, cut a tree...that's all i can remember.

Most of everything on the exam is in that 300 page study guide, and from what I hear they ALWAYS change the test!

Good luck and don't give up, you will get it!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:00 AM
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I am taking the Landscape Horticulturalist exam tomorrow. Just finished the certification class I took to prepare me. Make you a set of flash cards for the deficiencies. That helped me learn them a lot. I don't know where y'all are getting this "big book" your talking about. The Louisiana Manual For the Environmental Horticulture Industry isn't very big at all. Well, good luck to all you guys. And stay tuned for Artistic Land Crafters, LLC
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:33 AM
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Has anyone taken the exam lately that can offer any insight or is it pretty much the same? I plan on taking the exam in the next couple of weeks and would like to know what to concentrate on.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:27 PM
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Concentrate on the calculations for mulch and soil layout and well as the calculations for fertilizer and know the trees that are native to La. I took it a year ago....but these are the things that I .
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:37 PM
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thanks for the info. I'm going to try and consolidate all the info once I take the exam and post it here for everyone else. Just doesn't seem to be much info out there on what is actually on the exam. Hopefully, I'll remember to post the day I take the exam so it will be all fresh in my noggin.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:21 PM
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steven i agree i failed it the first time... its hard with a book so big to know whuts going to be on there... you should check into the classes... i know in lafayette once r twice a year they have a prep class for the license it last till noon then you pay and take the test at the end
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:36 PM
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steven im with you! i failed it twice. taking it again in december.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:41 PM
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Any more info about what is on the test??? There is a lot of information in that book to study. Any specific areas I should concentrate on?
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:11 PM
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Can you guys inbox me the info to get the test books. I am in the process of taking my applicators test and would like to do the Hort cert next.
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