Fort Morgan: The city is partnering with CSU Morgan County Extension to offer ‘Water Smart Turf Management’ classes

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From the CSU Extension office (Joanne Jones) via The Fort Morgan Times:

In an effort to help save water – and money, Colorado State University Extension in Morgan County is partnering with the City of Fort Morgan to offer a series of presentations titled “Water Smart Turf Management.”

Presentations begin on April 7, 2011 and will be held on Thursday`s at the Extension office, 914 E. Railroad Ave in Fort Morgan beginning at 6:30 p.m.

April 7 presentation title is Soils and Soil Amendments with Matt Givens, Parks Superintendent for the City of Fort Morgan, presenter; April 14 Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Turf Species with Joanne Jones, Horticulture Agent, CSU Extension; April 21 Fertilizing, Mowing and Aeration of Home Lawns with Steve Cramer, retired Horticulture Agent, CSU Extension; April 28 Turf Pests (insects, diseases and weeds) with Dr. Tony Koski, Professor and Turf Specialist, CSU; May 5 Irrigation Systems with Joel Schneekloth, Regional Water Resource Specialist, CSU Extension; and May 12 Sprinkler Audits of Home Systems with Jacque Weimer and Deb Schauermann, Colorado Master Gardener volunteers. Weimer and Schauermann will discuss the sprinkler audits that participants will schedule for later in the season.

Presentations and audits are available to the public at no charge; however, the City of Fort Morgan has offered an incentive to Fort Morgan utilities users. Participants who attend five of the six presentations and have an audit completed will be eligible for a chance at $25 off one month`s utility bill.

This is not a sprinkler maintenance class; sprinklers should be in good repair before the audit is scheduled. Sprinkler audits show residents how to irrigate more efficiently, in turn reducing the amount of water used and saving money.

To register for the series of presentations and the audits, or for more information, contact Jones at CSU Extension in Morgan County at 970-542-3540, joanne.jones@colostate.edu, or Doak Duke with the City of Fort Morgan at dduke@cityoffortmorgan.com.

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