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MSU Extension plant and weed expert to answer questions at Gallatin Valley Farmers' Market

July 3, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - Montana State University Extension specialists will have a booth at the Gallatin Valley Farmers' Market at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds Saturday, July 7. The booth will feature various Extension specialists to help answer questions about weeds, insects, diseases and other general yard and garden issues throughout the summer market.

Toby Day, Extension horticulturist and Montana Master Gardener Coordinator, will be the guest specialist at the booth on July 7. He will highlight best trees and shrubs for the home landscape. Day can assist with tree and shrub identification and answer questions about cultivars pertinent to our planting area. Each week, the featured specialist will also provide free MSU Extension factsheets and MontGuides.

"People are encouraged to bring plant or insect samples to the booth for diagnosis or identification," said Day. "If you want to know what will grow in your area, or what plant is invading your garden, pasture or cropland, bring a sample of it to the Gallatin Valley Farmers Market this Saturday," Day said.

The Gallatin County Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. through noon on Saturdays through Sept. 8. There will be no market on July 21.

For more information about the MSU Extension Farmers' Market booth, contact Day at (406) 994-6523 or toby.day@montana.edu.