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UNIT 3 Protecting Water Quality through Better Irrigation Practices and Program Organization

This unit continues to cover water quality, with special consideration given to irrigation practices. Methods of identifying community needs for educational programming are introduced. Internal organization of your water stewardship program is discussed through leadership development, committees, and advisory boards.

OBJECTIVES:

1. Understand the effects of irrigation on water quality

2. Learn best irrigation practices for decreasing negative impacts on water quality

3. Understand how to identify community needs for educational programming

4. Understand and develop an internal organization for your program

Understanding Water

Importance of Irrigation Practices to Water Quality

Becoming a Steward

  • Situation Analysis

  • VCE MGWS Program Committees

  • Selecting Advisory Boards

  • Additional Partners

Unit Review

VCE Master Gardener Handbook

1. Chapter 16 Water Quality and Conservation

Suggested Readings

Understanding Water

Relf, D. 1994. Irrigating the Home Garden. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication 426-322, pp. 1-2.

Bilderback, T. E. and M.A. Powell. 1995. Efficient Irrigation. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Landscaping to Protect Water Quality Publication WQWM-138, pp. 1-6.

Mugaas, B. 1995. Summer Lawn Watering. Minnesota Extension Service INFO-U Script 530.

Becoming a Steward

The Five Levels of Programming Staff. The five levels of programming. Advanced VCE Master Gardener.Water Steward Handbook. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Lambur, M. 1986. Extension delivery methods. Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Toward the Year 2000: Programming Handbook, p.77. VCE Publication 490-800.

Level 1 Programming Resource List Staff. Level 1 programming resource list: Numbered extension publications. Advanced VCE Master Gardener.Water Steward Handbook. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Lambur, M. 1986. Level 1 programming examples. Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Toward the Year 2000: Programming Handbook, pp. 84-85; 88-89. VCE Publication 490-800.

Level 2 Programming Resource List Staff. Level 2 programming resource list: Presentation materials. Advanced VCE Master Gardener. Water Steward Handbook. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Lambur, M. 1986. Level 2 programming examples. Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Toward the Year 2000: Programming Handbook, pp. 78-83; 85-86. VCE Publication 490-800.

Level 3 Programming Resource List

Staff. Level 3 programming resource list: Project suggestions and examples. Advanced VCE Master Gardener.Water Steward Handbook. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Lambur, M. 1986. Level 3 programming examples. Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Toward the

Year 2000: Programming Handbook, pp. 83-84; 86-88. VCE Publication 490-800.

Waghray, R.N., C.J. Regelbrugge, R.F. Polomski, and A.P. Ruden. 1990. Improving Water Quality: An Educational Program for an Urban Area. U.S. Dept. of Agric., Extension Services.

Level 4 Programming Resource List Staff. Level 4 programming resource list: Program examples. Advanced VCE Master Gardener. Water Steward Handbook. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Level 5 Programming Resource List Staff. Level 5 programming resource list: Sustainable program examples. Advanced VCE Master Gardener. Water Steward Handbook. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

 Resources

Turf for Virginia Master Gardeners

Turf for Virginia Gardeners

Turf Care for Virginia Gardeners 2011-12.

Turf Grass Variety Recommendations for 2011-2012. This is an Adobe Acrobat File.

How can I plant a lawn. This is an Adobe Acrobat File

Outline for Turf Talk. This is an Adobe Acrobat File

How can I plant a lawn. This is an Adobe Acrobat File

Warm Season Grasses Disease Calendar

Cool Season Grasses Disease Calendar

 

 

 

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