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MSU Ag Alert: Respiratory Protection of Increasing Concern for MT Applicators

The use of highly toxic pesticides that require respiratory protection were on the decline for over two decades. Recently, the use of one highly toxic active ingredient is on the rise due to glyphosate resistant kochia in Montana

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MSU Ag Alert: Yellow Winter wheat?

Mary Burrows, MSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, has issued several AgAlerts recently, dealing with diseases that are causing wheat crops to turn yellow.

Click HERE for the alert regarding spring freeze-related crop diseases.

Click HERE for information about  fungicide efficacy for control of wheat diseases.

Click HERE for det

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MSU Extension Ag Alert: Scout for Cutworms after Planting Spring Grain Crops

After a few quiet years cutworms are again becoming more prevalent in Montana’s cropland. This alert describes how to scout for and recognize damage, and thresholds for treatment.

Click HERE to read the al

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Woolly Bear Caterpillars Spotted in Chouteau County

MSU EXTENSION AgALERT:

High numbers of woolly bear caterpillars have been reported in a Chouteau County wheat field. Woollybear larvae are members of the moth family Arctiidae, also referred to as Tiger moths

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Mt Dept of Ag Proposes Apiary Fee Increases

COMMENTS SOUGHT,
HEARING SCHEDULED

The Department of Agriculture is proposing to amend Administrative Rule 4.12.113 pertaining to Apiary registration fees.  The amendments increase the new beekeeper registration fee from $10 to $20 and increase the site registration fee from $15 to $19/site

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Forage Workshop on Dec. 15, 2014 in Shelby

MSU Extension will be hosting a Forage Workshop on Monday, December 15 at Marias River Electric in Shelby.  This free workshop will be begin at 3 p.m. and should last 90 minutes.

Emily Glunk, Ph

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MSU Extension to Host 2015 Crop and Pest Management School

Register now for the Crop and Pest Management School held at Montana State University January 5-7, 2015. The 2½-day workshop will focus on small grain production in Montana. Ruth Dill-Macky, Professor of Small Grains Pathology at the University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology and Scott Meers with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development will provide guest lectures

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Extension, FSA to Host Farm Bill Meetings this Month

 

BOZEMAN – Montana State University (MSU) Extension in partnership with USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced the schedule of 28 informational agricultural producer meetings in communities across Montana.

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MSU Extension Minute: Name That Weed

On her Extension Minute today, Glacier Co. Agent Kari Lewis offered some tips for identifying and dealing with Canada Thistle. Here are the links she offered:

Montana Weed Control Association

Colorado State University Extension

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Orange Wheat Midge Invades the Golden Triangle

On her latest MSU Extension Minute, Glacier County Agent Kari Lewis talked about the worsening problem of the Orange Wheat Midge in Golden Triangle wheat fields. Here are the links to more information about detecting and dealing with them: MSU Extension Service MontGuide (downloadable pdf file)MSU Exten

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MSU Extension Minute: Varmint Control Links

Here are the links to the publications offered by Glacier Co. Agent Kari Lewis on today's Extension Minute:

The Columbian Ground Squirrel: It's Biology and Control 

MT Dept. of Agriculture List of Registered Rodenticides for Ground Squirre

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Ag Alert: Head Blight Found in Fairfield Area

The MSU Extension Service  has issued a new Ag Alert bulletin, with information on head blight management with fungicide to follow up on the 28 May agalert. Click HERE for the bulletin in pdf form. High risk areas incl

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