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MSU Extension experts will answer questions at farmers' market in Bozeman

August 20, 2013 -- 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 on Saturday to answer questions about pesticide issues.

Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension pesticide specialist, will host the booth and will be focusing on the impacts of water quality on pesticide performance. High pH or hard water can reduce pesticide performance leading to ineffective pesticide applications. Producers and growers questioning their water quality are urged to bring in water samples for testing. He will also provide free MSU Extension factsheets and MontGuides on various issues.

“People are encouraged to bring water samples and pesticide questions,” said Toby Day, Extension horticulturist and Master Gardener coordinator. “The specialist in the booth this week offers a depth of knowledge for both gardeners and producers.”

The Gallatin County Farmers’ Market runs from 9 a.m. through noon on Saturdays through Sept. 7.


For more information about the MSU Extension specialists’ booth at the farmers market, contact Day at (406) 994-6523 or