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MSU Extension Master Gardeners explain how to submit samples for analysis at the Aug. 20 Gallatin Valley Farmers Market

August 17, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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The MSU Extension/Gallatin County Master Gardener booth at the fairgrounds will host a tutorial on how to properly submit samples for analysis to the Montana State University Schutter Diagnostic Lab on Aug. 20.

Types of samples discussed will be plant, weed, mushroom and insect identification entries as well as disease diagnosis samples. Bring your questions and learn how to correctly package material for submission to the lab in order to obtain an accurate result. Area Master Gardeners will be available to answer horticulture questions as well. There will be hands-on activities for adults and kids along with take home information and useful tips. A schedule for the season is available at the booth every Saturday.

If you would like to learn more about the Montana Master Gardener Program please visit: and follow the Yard & Garden link on the left menu to Master Gardener Program. If you have any questions about the Master Gardener program, contact the Master Gardener Coordinator, Toby Day, MSU Extension Horticulture Specialist at or call 994-6523.

Toby Day (406) 994-6523 or