Last Chance Private Applicator Opportunities offered in South-Central Montana. (General)
Description: Montana private applicators in private applicator training (PAT) district 5 (south-central MT) should attain 6 private applicator credits prior to the January 1st, 2018 deadline to avoid losing their private applicator pesticide certification. The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program (PEP) would like to remind applicators of opportunities in Malta, Hardin, Joliet and Twin Bridges.
Alert Period: 11/08/2017 - 01/01/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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2018 Crop and Pest Management School, Registration Open (Agri-Business/Cropland)
Description: Register now for 2018 CPMS: Pulses and Forages. To register, visit http://plantsciences.montana.edu/ > Producers and Farmers > Crop Pest Management School 2018 and either register online or print a mail-in form. Pesticide applicator and crop consulting credits are still to be determined, but should be similar to previous years.
Alert Period: 10/31/2017 - 01/04/2018
Submitted By: Ruth O'Neill
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Pulse Education webinars offered by USDPLC (General)
Description: PulsED webinars start again soon, visit https://www.usapulses.org/pulsEd to register and get more information. --Mary Burrows Upcoming webinars include: Module 4: WEDN, NOVEMBER 15, 2017 Pest Management Module #1: Root and Viral Diseases Module 5: WEDN, NOVEMBER 29, 2017 Pest Management Module #2: Foliar Diseases, Insect Management, and Weed Control Module 6: DECEMBER 13, 2017 Planting Considerations
Alert Period: 10/30/2017 - 12/13/2017
Submitted By: mary burrows
New Requirements for Farmers using Dicamba Products on Dicamba Tolerant Soybeans. (General)
Description: EPA, working with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont, finalized measures to minimize drift from the use of dicamba formulations in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. Montana is not historically known to grow soybean, however planting has increased to approximately 10,000 acres in 2017. Either way, Montana was not listed as a state where “over the top” applications of dicamba are acceptable. Farmers wishing to use this technology in other states, or in Montana if current state restrictions were changed should understand the new rules.
Alert Period: 10/16/2017 - 03/14/2018
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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Schutter Diagnostic Lab samples (General)
Description: For those of you shipping samples to the Schutter Diagnostic Lab, we wanted to send out a few reminders for good sample submission. We are experiencing a lot of dried out samples that are in poor shape for diagnoses. Please see the attached pdf for some tips.
Alert Period: 07/11/2017 - 11/30/2017
Submitted By: Laurie Kerzicnik
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