Think about long term disease control when planning rotations with pulse crops (General)
Description: Here, we discuss the proposed RMA new Risk Management Agency (RMA) dry pea type and lentil rotation statement for 2019, the reasons behind the change, and give you contact details for feedback on the proposed rotation statement. --Mary Burrows
Alert Period: 10/17/2017 - 11/07/2017
Submitted By: mary burrows
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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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Personal Protection Equipment and Paraquat (General)
Description: The use of highly toxic pesticides that require respiratory protection were on the decline for over two decades; however one highly toxic active ingredient has been on the rise due to glyphosate resistant kochia in Montana. This active ingredient known as paraquat is in such formulations as Blanco®, Drexel Quik-Quat®, Devour®, Firestorm®, Helmquat 3SL®, Gramaxone Inteon®, Gramoxone SL®, Cyclone SL 2.0®, Bonedry®, Willowood Paraquat 3SL®, Paraquat Concentrate® and Para-Shot 3.0®. Paraquat is a photosynthesis inhibitor and acts as a non-selective contact herbicide.
Alert Period: 08/22/2017 - 11/01/2017
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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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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EPA Finalizes Pesticide Certification & Training Requirements for RUP Applicators (Pesticides)
Description: People should be aware of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pesticide certification and training rule finalized on December 12th, 2016 and published in the Federal Register on January 4. 2017. This applies to those that apply restricted use pesticides (RUP) across the nation
Alert Period: 01/24/2017 - 11/17/2017
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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