New RMA statement for chickpea: organic grower’s options (Cropland Diseases)
Alert Period: 01/12/2018 - 03/31/2018
Submitted By: Mary Burrows
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Pesticide Applicators should be aware of new WPS Requirements as of January 1st, 2018. (Pesticides)
Description: The US EPA published a revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) in 2015 to better protect agricultural workers from pesticide exposure. Revisions went into effect January 2, 2017; however Montana pesticide applicators are reminded of a few revisions that recently went into effect January 1, 2018. See the attachment that defines the new 2018 requirements while providing additional WPS resources.
Alert Period: 01/02/2018 - 04/05/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Alfalfa blotch leafminer found in MT – a pest to watch for in 2018. (Cropland Insects)
Description: Damage from alfalfa blotch leafminers, a type of fly, has been identified from an alfalfa forage field in Lewis and Clark County. This appears to be the first report of this species in Montana.
Alert Period: 10/06/2017 - 07/31/2018
Submitted By: Ruth O'Neill
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