The Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center in Conrad will host a Field Day for area producers this Friday, July 17, 2015.


8:00am - 8:30am Registration and Refreshment; Courtesy of Centrol LLC
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome and Announcements
Dr. Gadi V.P. Reddy Superintendent, WTARC, Conrad, MT
9:00am-9:15am Pulse Crop Variety Adaptation and Quality for End Users
Dr. Chengci Chen, Superintendent, Eastern Agricultural Research Center MSU, Sidney MT
9:15am-9:30am In-season Nitrogen Management in Wheat; Protect Your Investment
Dr. Kefyalew Desta, Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems, Northern Agricultural Research Center, MSU, Havre, MT
9:30am - 9:45am Winter Wheat Varieties for North Central Montana
Dr. Phil L. Bruckner, Wheat Breeder, Dept. of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, MSU, Bozeman, MT
9:45am-10:00am Updates on Durum Wheat
Mr. John H. Miller, Research Associate, Western Triangle Ag Research Center, MSU, Conrad, MT
10:00am-10:15am Spring Wheat Variety Evaluations and New Variety Development
Dr. Luther Talbert, Spring Wheat Breeder, Dept. of PSPP, MSU, Bozeman, MT
10:15am-10:30am Barley Improvement for Montana
Dr. Jamie Sherman, Barley Breeder, Dept. of PSPP, MSU, Bozeman, MT
10:30am-10:45am Update on the Management of Wheat Stem Sawfly
Dr. David K. Weaver, Professor of Entomology, LRES, MSU, Bozeman, MT
10:45am-11:00am Update on IPM of pea and canola insects
Dr. Héctor Cárcamo, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge.
11:00am-11:15am Orange Wheat Blossom Midge Monitoring and Biocontrol
Dr. Brian Thompson, Entomologist, Western Triangle Ag Research Center, MSU, Conrad, MT
11:15am-11:30am Insect Pathogens – Where Are We For Managing Wheat Pests?
Dr. Stefan Jaronski, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS-NPARL, Sidney, MT
11:30am-11:45am Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia in Golden Triangle Wheat-Fallow Cropping System
Dr. Prashant Jha, Weed Scientist, Southern Agricultural Research Center, MSU, Huntley, MT
11:45am-12:00pm Disease Management for Cereals and Pulse Crops
Dr. Mary Burrows, Extension Plant Pathologist, PSPP, MSU, Bozeman, MT          

12:00noon Lunch; Courtesy of Stockman Bank, Conrad, MT

Remarks from Head Department of Research Centers Dr. Barry Jacobsen Remarks from Ag Vice President and Dean/Director Dr. Charles Boyer

For more information, contact Shaelyn Meyer, Pondera County Ag Agent, at 271-4053.