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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. MSUExtensionPonderaCountyhas placed pheromone traps out in the county for the past several…
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...
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...
Rain dampening wildfire forecast in many areas
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock says wildfires still pose a risk later this summer despite the rainy weather that has hit much of the state.
Bullock kicked off wildfire awareness week with a Monday briefing from more than a dozen state and federal land managers and fire experts...
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...
Lead Paint Certification Training Offered
Montana has many homes built before 1978 which may contain lead-based paint.  Montana companies doing work on these
homes and some other buildings are required to be trained and EPA Certified.  Since this is a requirement of EPA in all States, before hiring a contractor,…
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...destroy the dam...
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 F…
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.…
Teton County 4-Hers Show How It’s Done
Eleven area 4-H members spent considerable time over the past month learning skills to share with others through the Teton County 4-H Demonstration contest held on Saturday, April 13. Thank you to Teton Co Agent Jane Wolery for sharing these photos:
MSU Extension – MontGuides for Better Gardening
On today's Extension Minute, Toole County Agent Joe Parks mentioned several MontGuide publications produced by the MSU Cooperative Extension Service to help you raise a more bountiful home garden this summer. MontGuides are free at your County Extension Service office, or as downloadable pdf&ap…
April 3rd is National Walking Day
On today's Extension Minute, Pondera County Agent Wendy Wedum talked about National Walking Day, which is sponsored by the American Heart Association. Click HERE for the article she mentioned on medicalnet.com.
The American Heart Association also offers a Smartphone app to help you locate walkin…

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