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Red Shale Fire continues to grow within old burn areas in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area

 THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LEWIS & CLARK NATIONAL FOREST:

(Choteau, Montana) The lightning-ignited Red Shale Fire was reported on July 18 by Beartop Lookout in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. The fire has continued

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Extension Minute: Crisp Pickled Veggies

 By Toole Co. Agent Alice Burchak -

The gardens are doing well this year and gardeners will soon turn their thoughts to preserving some of their great produce.  Pickling is option to consider for certain vegetables. Crispness is a

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Extension Minute: “Dressing Up” for National Salad Week

From Pondera County agent Wendy Wedum:

Any way you toss it, a main dish green salad is an easy, nutritious meal --especially on a hot summer's night. National Salad Week is this week, and summer is a great time to fill up on fruits and veggies in a lightly dressed salad!  Check out this link for more information on salads, sauces and dressings:  Association for Dressings and Sauces.  This website has many recipes

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Ag Research Center Hosts Field Day on Wednesday

FIELD DAY 2013

Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Conrad, Montana

 Wednesday July 10, 2013 

8:00 am REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS: Courtesy of Centrol LLC, Brady; Jeff & Joel Farkell 

 8:45 am WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Gadi V.P. Reddy, Superintendent, Western Triangle Ag. Research Center, Conrad

 9:00 am ON-STATION RESEARCH TOURS/DISCUSSIONS

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Ag Alert: Orange Wheat Blossom Midge Invades Pondera County

The following information is from Pondera County Agent Dan Picard:

 

History

The Orange Wheat Blossom Midge first surfaced inFlatheadCountyduring 2006 and has continued to be a significant pest problem. MSUExtensionPonde

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MontGuide: What You Need to Know About Hantavirus

On today's Extension Minute, Toole County Agent Alice Burchak talked about hantavirus. Click HERE to download a free MontGuide, prepared by the Montana State University Extension Service, with information you and your family need to know to protect yourselves from this danger.

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Whitetop in bloom (K. George Beck & James Sebastion, Colorado St. Univ.)
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MSU Extension Minute: Whitetop a Problem in Pondera County

 

Pondera County Weed Control District Coordinator Pam Converse joined Pondera Co. Agent Dan Picard on the Extension Minute today, to talk about an infestation of Whitetop, a noxious weed that is also known as Whiteweed and Peppergrass, among other names...in

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Crop and Weed Field Day to be Held on June 14

 

 

The Toole County Extension office will be hosting a field scouting exercise on Friday, June 14th on Holtz Rd, north of Sunburst beginning at 10am and ending around noon.  Participants will be scouting various wheat, barley and pulse crop fields to identify weeds and diseases.  P

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Public Hearings This Week on BLM Hi-Line Plan

The Bureau of Land Management has posted its Hi-Line Draft resource Management plan online, and will be taking comments in a series of public meetings around the area. Click HERE to read the draft plan.

Public hearings:

May 8, 6:00-8:00 pm

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Working With Nature: Beaver Dam Flow Devices

I think everyone would agree that beavers are an important part of our ecosystem....unless they'damming your creek or canal and/or flooding your property. Used to be you had one option to deal with nature's little engineer

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Family Business On the Road

On today's Extension Minute, Teton County Agent Jane Wolery talked about a series of seminars coming in May. Here are the details, from the MSU News Service.

 BOZEMAN - Jim Oakley, an associate professor of marketing at Montana State University’s College of Business, will present “Understanding the Future Customer” in 11 cities across the state this summer as part of the college’s State Farm Family Business Program On the Road

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It’s Bed Bug Awareness Week

 The critter to the left there doesn't look like something you'd want to snuggle up with, but millions of Americans sleep with bed bugs every night.

During this, Bed Bug Awareness Week, the MSU Extension service offers a free MontGuide explaining how to recognize bed bugs and deal with them

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