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  • Drainage Monitoring Field Day (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 19, 2018.  10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    Location:

    MSU Extension Office, River Raisin Room, 1040 S. Winter Street, Adrian, MI

    Description:

    In this workshop, participants will learn about edge-of-field monitoring of a drainage system and the research being conducted. In the morning, an informational presentation will include simple low-cost monitoring with a V-notch weir and water grab sampling as well as high-tech monitoring with an area-velocity sensor and automated water sampling. In the afternoon, we will visit an on-farm experiment to see the equipment. Some of the equipment will include the ATMOS-41 Weather Station, HYDROS-21 Water-Level Sensor, and TEROS-12 Soil Moisture Sensor (METER GROUP, Pullman, WA). Other equipment will include TIENet-350 Area-Velocity Sensor, Signature Data Logger, and 6712 Automated Sampler (Teledyne ISCO, Lincoln, NE).

  • Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program

    Location:

    Applicants attend classes in their county.

    Description:

    The Michigan Master Gardener Program is a horticulture education and volunteer leader training program offered by MSU Extension. It provides home gardening information to Michigan citizens through a network of trained volunteers. An interest in plants, a personal commitment to volunteerism, and an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others are the only prerequisites. Applicants attend classes in their county, learning basic horticultural principles and environmentally sound gardening practices. They then provide volunteer leadership and service to their community through a variety of gardening-related activities. The program objectives are to provide instruction in basic horticultural science to motivated active gardeners and to provide MSU Extension with trained volunteers who will provide timely, accurate information to the public in the rapidly expanding area of home horticulture.

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