The Montana State University College of Agriculture and MSU Extension will partner to host three horticulture-related workshops in September on the MSU campus, at the Bozeman Horticulture Farm and at the Gallatin County Extension Office.
The first event will be a day and a half “Turf to Trees” workshop focused on applied urban integrated pest management, which will feature Raymond Cloyd, a professor and horticultural entomology specialist at Kansas State University. MSU Extension hosted a similar event in 2017 that was well received.
Topics for the workshop will include pest management for greenhouses, bio control options, tree-related pest management, insect diagnosis, weed identification and more. Tim Seipel, an MSU assistant research professor and plant ecologist in the land resources and environmental science department, and Eva Grimme, a plant disease diagnostician in the Schutter Diagnostic Laboratory in plant sciences and plant pathology, will also present during the workshop. Seipel and Grimme are also MSU Extension specialists. The sessions will run from noon to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 10 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 11. Both will be held on the MSU campus in the Plant BioScience Building, Room 108.
Attendees of the Turf to Trees workshops will earn credit toward an Urban IPM Certification and can earn continuing education credits. Attendance is limited to 35 people, and the cost to attend is $30 for the Sept. 10 session, $100 for the Sept. 11 session or $130 for both days.
On Sept. 14, MSU Extension will host a home apple orchard workshop and cider tour from 1-5 p.m. at the MSU Horticulture Farm, 2730 W. Garfield St. Katrina Mendrey of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station’s Western Agricultural Research Center will share information for people interested in growing their own apple trees, along with MSU Plant Growth Center manager David Baumbauer and assistant professor and small farms specialist Mac Burgess. The workshop will end with a tour and cider tasting of Lockhorn Cider in downtown Bozeman. This event has a limit of 35 attendees.
The third event will be an apple preservation class hosted by MSU Extension nutrition specialist Brianna Routh at the Gallatin County Extension Office, 903 N. Black Ave. The class will focus on safely preparing apples for canning and preservation, and attendees will gain hands-on practice by making their own apple butter. The class is limited to 25 participants and attendance cost is $5.
For more information or to RSVP to the Turf to Trees 2019 integrated pest management workshop, call Grimme at 406-994-5150. To RSVP to the home apple orchard or apple preservation classes, call MSU Extension at 582-3280.