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MSU Ag Alert: EPA Proposes Changes to Pesticide Certification Rules

This AgAlert is from Cecil Tharp, with the MSU Extension Service:

Pesticide applicators should be aware of an EPA issued comment period that began on August 24th, 2015 that revises the current Certification of Pesticide Application rule. The EPA is acce

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MSU Ag Alert: How’s That Workin’ For You?

MSU Extension's Cropland Weed Specialist Fabian Menalled reports that the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology has received several complaints about field peas that did not fill pods satisfactorily after a Clethodim application. He would like to hear from growe

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Ag Alert: MSU Extension Pest Management Tour Set for Fall

The Montana State University Pesticide Education and Integrated Pest Management Programs are offering the Pest Management Tour (PMT) for private and commercial applicators across north-central Montana from October 6th – 10th

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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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