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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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MSU AgAlert: Pea Leaf Weevils Found in Hill County

The MSU Cooperative Extension Service has issued a new AgAlert bulletin, after Hill County Extension Agent  Nicole Gray reported pea leaf weevil (PLW) activity at the Northern Ag Research Center.

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MSU AgAlert- Army Cutworms On the March

The MSU Cooperative Extension Service reports in infestation of Army Cutworms in Teton County, near Collins.

Click HERE for the latest MSU AgAlert.

Click HERE for a MontGuide on Army Cutworms and Pale Western Cutworms.

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Ag Alert: Wheat Streak Mosaic in Chouteau County

Wheat streak mosaic virus and active wheat curl mites have been detected in Chouteau County. Click HERE for the latest Montana AgAlert from the MSU Extension Service, including photos and management recommendations.

UPDATE: Dr. Mary Burrows issued a second AgAlert Monday afternoon, saying t

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MSU Ag Alert: Cutworms Found in Teton County

Jeff Farkell has reported an infestation of army cutworms in a field near Collins, Teton County. Click HERE for the latest MSU Ag Alert with full details.

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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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