Farm, Garden & Outdoors calendar published Aug. 17, 2019


Empty pesticide container collection: Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Renville County Highway Shop, 1-half mile south of Bird Island on County Road five. Pesticide containers will have to be higher-density polyethylene plastic (imprint of HDPE &amp No. two on the bottom), have been triple- or stress-rinsed to be pesticide absolutely free, and have all caps, foil seals and labels removed. No mini-bulk containers or containers with dirt or other supplies stuck to the outdoors will be accepted. For extra information and facts, speak to the Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District at 320-523-1550, extension 101.

Master Gardeners Table Subjects: Every single Tuesday, 1 to three p.m., Willmar Public Library, a Master Gardener will be at the library to answer concerns. The library will also have a show with books to verify out and handouts that will adjust every single month.

Dykstras: Bill and Helene Dykstra will have their garden open each day from noon till dark till frost. Freewill donations for Guatemala will be accepted. Take Kandiyohi County Road five south of Roseland for 1 mile, go east on 210th Avenue and turn south on 37th Street.

Prime performing annuals for the dwelling garden: Aug. 21, five:15 to six:15 p.m., show garden, University of Minnesota’s West Central Analysis and Outreach Center, 46352 State Hwy. 329 in Morris. Take pleasure in a walking tour with Steve Poppe, horticulture scientist at the WCROC. This “Come Develop with Us” class is absolutely free, but donations are accepted. For extra information and facts, get in touch with 320-589-1711. If raining, class will be indoors.

Master Gardener coaching: Oct. 1, deadline for applications new Master Gardener volunteers. These chosen for the system will participate in an internship, which begins with the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener core course coaching on Jan. 11. The course is taught on line or in-individual at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum by University of Minnesota Extension educators and faculty. Interns will full 50 hours of volunteer service in the 1st year, functioning with regional Master Gardener volunteers on a wide variety of projects that educate the public about gardening and horticulture. Right after finishing the internship, volunteers develop into certified University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. To stay certified, Master Gardeners will have to contribute at least 25 hours of volunteer service annually. For an application packet and extra information and facts, get in touch with the University of Minnesota Extension Kandiyohi County workplace at 320-231-7890 or go on line at Charge is $290 for course and supplies and $30 for a background verify, total $320.

Deer conversation open homes: Location wildlife managers with the Minnesota Division of Organic Sources are once again inviting the public to open property meetings to ask their deer-associated concerns and provide thoughts on deer problems. The meetings are a way to encourage conversations about deer and deer management, improve regional relationships and foster two-way communication in between the DNR and the public. In addition to discussing common issues about deer, people can ask DNR employees about final year’s harvest information, supply subjects that the DNR’s deer advisory committee should really be conscious of, and go over upcoming hunting season modifications. There is no formal presentation people today can arrive any time throughout the scheduled meeting instances. The DNR encourages people today who cannot attend a scheduled meeting, but who have concerns about deer management, to speak to a regional wildlife manager. A list of region wildlife offices is offered on line at Possibilities to go to with region wildlife employees are scheduled:

  • Watson: Aug. 20, five:30 to 7:30 p.m., Lac qui Parle DNR headquarters, 14047 20th St. S.W.
  • Glenwood: Aug. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., DNR wildlife workplace, 23070 N. Lakeshore Dr.

Unique fishing regulations open homes: The DNR is hosting 17 public meetings for anglers and other individuals to give their opinions about proposed modifications to specific fishing regulations for 30 lakes. Quite a few of the modifications concern specific northern pike regulations on specific lakes. The two meetings run by the Spicer region fisheries are:

  • Spicer: Sept. 18, six p.m., Dethlefs Neighborhood Center, regarding walleye regulation adjust on Green Lake.
  • Roseville Township: Sept. 25, six p.m., Roseville Township Hall, regarding largemouth bass regulation adjust on Lengthy Lake


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