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Herbicide Contamination in Dairy Organic Matter

Event Details

Herbicide Contamination in Dairy Organic Matter

Time: March 2, 2011 from 2pm to 8pm
Location: Downtown Community Food Coop Ed building
Website or Map: http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/ami…
Phone: (360) 676-6736
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: WA Ag Extension
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2011

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Event Description

Herbicide Contamination in Dairy Organic Matter

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - Free

Three  sesssions - am for farmers & pm for home gardeners

Be sure to read their info page at- http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/aminopyralid/

Location - Downtown Bellingham Food Coop

 

(2-3:30pm) - Workshop and Discussion for Farmers

(Only for commercial farmers - Must pre-register)

RSVP link- http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/aminopyralid/forms/hc.html

 

(4-5:30pm) or (6:30-8pm) -Evening times for home gardeners- Must pre-register.  Register for these classes by either calling the Bellingham Co-op at 734-8158, walking into either store and signing up at the service desk, or email: servicedesk@communityfood.coop

Info on event link-

http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/aminopyralid/

 

quote-"In the 2009 and 2010 growing seasons, vegetable farmers and home gardeners were affected by herbicide contamination in dairy derived amendments such as manure and compost.

During this session Colleen Burrows, IPM Coordinator for WSU Whatcom County, and Dr. Tim Miller, Weed Scientist at WSU Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center, will discuss:

What happened in 2009 and 2010

What the current situation is with this issue

Plant symptoms to look for

How to perform bioassays to test growing medium for contamination

Register for the Home Gardener classes by either calling the Bellingham Co-op at 734-8158, walking into either store and signing up at the service desk, or email: servicedesk@communityfood.coop

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Community online discussion at- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/herbicidal-contamination-of

Comment Wall

Comment by Heather K on March 2, 2011 at 1:57pm
Tonight (Wednesday) 4pm -or- 6:30pm- 'Home Gardeners Workshop & Discussion on Herbicide Contamination in Dairy Organic Matter:” presented by Ag Extionsion scientists. RSVP at 734-8158 Bellingham Co-op.
Comment by Heather K on February 28, 2011 at 2:50pm
RSVP requested!  Event this WEDNESDAY afternoon or evening!

Farmer & Growers RSVP at-http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/aminopyralid/forms/hc.htm

Ag Extention Event info at- http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/aminopyralid/
( RSVP for general community at Food Coop email or phone 734-8158 )

Solution discussion at-
http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic/forum/topics/healing-toxic-soils-waters

Community discussion at-
http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic/forum/topics/healing-toxic-soils-waters

Comment by Heather K on February 15, 2011 at 12:35am
New Discussion page to prepare us for speaking out with your views & questions now at-http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/herbicidal-contami...

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