If you're planning trip to the Rutherford County Farmer's Market this week, you may also want to catch one of their free class offerings. They begin at 9 am in the Lane Agri-Park Community Center each Tuesday and Friday that the market is open. This week's Tuesday class is about applying the right amount of turf pesticides and fertilizers to a given area. On Friday, the topic will be about harvesting rain water. The classes are free and open to the public.
Here are the weekly classes at the Farmer's Market for the upcoming week:
"Spreader & Sprayer Calibration" is the topic on Tuesday, September 2. It will be presented by Mitchell Mote, RC Ext. Agent. A key to the successful use of turf pesticides and fertilizers is applying the right amount to a given area and that's not possible without some rudimentary calibration of the application equipment. Applying labeled amounts of pesticides and fertilizers is also essential for avoiding damage or injury to non-targeted plants and critters as well as avoiding water pollution. The class is held at The Lane Agri-Park Community Center is located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd.
On Friday, September 5, the topic is "Harvest the Rain." This class starts at 9 a.m. as well. Robert Haley, Murfreesboro Stormwater will present. Catching rain is a great way to cut down on watering costs. Learn to make your own rain barrels. A limited supply will be available for purchase in the range of $35-$40. The class is held at The Lane Agri-Park Community Center located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd.
If you need additional info on these or other classes, please reach Janie J. Becker, Extension Agent, 615-898-7710.