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Orange Wheat Blossom Midges (NDSU Extension)
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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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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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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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Stripe Rust Spotted in Chouteau Co. Wheat Fields

The MSU Extension Service's Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology has issued an Ag Alert concerning Stripe Rust, which has been confirmed in fields in Chouteau County. So far, it's at relatively low levels, and only in susceptible wheat varieties, but producers are advised to watch your fields closely. Click HERE to read the complete Ag Alert.

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Pondera Co. Offers Opencut Permit Workshop

Area residents that are interested in developing a gravel pit on their property are invited to attend a workshop related to the Opencut permitting process on Tuesday, June 19th in Conrad.  This 5 hour hands on workshop will start with registration at 9:30 am at Joe’s Steakhouse located at 402 S Main.  The wor

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Wheat Streak Mosaic (NDSU Extension)
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Ag Alert: Wheat Streak Mosaic

Dr Mary Burrows of the MSU Extension Service has issued an Ag Alert after receiving several samples exhibiting wheat streak mosaic from the Golden Triangle.  Read her full report HERE.

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MSU Ag Alert: Beware the Bare Patch

 It is estimated by one of the chemical companies that approximately 1 million acres in Montana didn’t get sprayed for cheatgrass last fall due to the dry conditions. This poses a significant challenge this spring, disease-wise. Here is some info on Rhizoctonia root rot (bare patch) -

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