The Glacier County Conservation District Crop Tour is set for the evening of Tuesday, July 28, and will include field tours and two great speakers.

Attendees should meet at the Cut Bank Civic Center (800 Railroad Street) at 5:30 p.m. to convoy to Bradley Farms for a Variety Trials Update.  The Variety Trials Update will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Bradley Farms on Tipville Road.

John Miller, Research Associate for the MSU Western Triangle Research Center at Conrad

John Miller, Research Associate for the MSU Western Triangle Research Center at Conrad, will be on hand to discuss the current crop varieties being tested by MSU on-site at the Bradley farm.

Following the Variety Trials Update, participants will return to the Cut Bank City Park around 7 p.m. for Hors d'oeuvres and beverages, sponsored by CHS.  In the event of bad weather, the event will be moved to the Cut Bank Voting Center.

Dr. David Weaver, Montana State University Associate Professor of Entomology, will present, ‘Controlling Insect Infestations in Grain Bins,’ at 7:30 p.m.  Following Weaver’s presentation, Stephen Vantassel, Montana Department of Agriculture Vertebrate Pest Specialist, will present methods of Ground Squirrel Control and will discuss upcoming research projects for rodenticides.

Producers are asked to RSVP to Belinda Knapton at the Glacier County Conservation District at 406-845-2976 or glaciercountycd@gmail.com.  There is no charge for the event, and producers will be eligible for 1 commercial 3 private applicator credits.