Montana State University

Eva Grimme, Ph.D.

Plant Disease Diagnostician
Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
121 Plant BioScience Facility
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3150

Tel: (406) 994-5150
Fax: (406) 994-7600
eva.grimme@montana.edu

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EPA Proposes New Pesticide Certification and Training Requirements for Pesticide Applicators (Pesticides)
Description: Pesticide applicators should be aware of an EPA issued comment period that began on August 24th, 2015 that revises the current Certification of Pesticide Application rule. The EPA is accepting comments on this proposal during a 90 day comment period that ends November 23rd, 2015. This is expected to prevent up to 800 acute illnesses per year.
Alert Period: 08/26/2015 - 11/25/2015
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Wheat head armyworm (Cropland Insects)
Description: Wheat producers have reported finding wheat head armyworms after harvesting their crop. This pest rarely reaches economic levels, but was abundant in some Montana counties in 2014. Scouting and treatment thresholds have not been developed. Wheat head armyworm is not expected to become a common pest in Montana.
Alert Period: 08/25/2015 - 09/30/2015
Submitted By: Kevin Wanner
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Managing Grasshopper Damage to Winter Wheat (Cropland Insects)
Description: Across much of Montana grasshopper populations have remained low to moderate. However, some counties have seen increased numbers this season. This alert describes strategies for managing grasshopper damage to emerging winter wheat crops.
Alert Period: 08/25/2015 - 10/07/2015
Submitted By: Kevin Wanner
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Discarding Empty Pesticide Containers & The Montana Pesticide Disposal Program (General)
Description: Pesticide applicators should be aware of the resources available for discarding pesticide containers and pesticide waste. By following a few simple steps applicators can ensure that empty and partially filled pesticide containers are discarded and disposed of legally and safely.
Alert Period: 08/19/2015 - 11/11/2015
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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White and Yellow Butterflies Abundant this August (Cropland Insects)
Description: In northeastern Montana concerned people are seeing a lot of white or yellow butterflies flying around. The white butterflies are “cabbage whites”, Pieris rapae, and the yellow ones are “sulphurs”, Colias sp.
Alert Period: 08/13/2015 - 09/15/2015
Submitted By: Bobbie Roos, Ruth O'Neill
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It’s time to start submitting your pulse seeds for disease testing (Cropland Diseases)
Description: Send pulse crop seed in immediately after harvest for disease testing; large sample volumes in the spring cause delays. New services are available from the Regional Pulse Crop Diagnostic Laboratory --Bright Agindotan, 994-5162, pulsediagnostics@montana.edu
Alert Period: 08/03/2015 - 09/07/2015
Submitted By: bright agindotan
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Pest Management Tour offers Credit Opportunities for Pesticide Applicators across North-Central MT. (General)
Description: The Montana State University Pesticide Education and Integrated Pest Management Programs are offering the Pest Management Tour (PMT) for private and commercial applicators across north-central Montana from October 6th – 10th.
Alert Period: 07/14/2015 - 10/14/2015
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Milestone® Receives a Supplemental Label for Off-Farm Distribution of Hay in Montana (General)
Description: Milestone® (aminopyralid) is an effective chemistry that provides effective management of a wide array of broad-leaf weeds. A supplemental label is now available for use in Montana allowing off-farm distribution of grass harvested for hay.
Alert Period: 07/01/2015 - 10/08/2015
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Respiratory Protection of Increasing Concern for MT Applicators (General)
Description: The use of highly toxic pesticides that require respiratory protection were on the decline for over two decades. Recently, the use of one highly toxic active ingredient is on the rise due to glyphosate resistant kochia in Montana. This active ingredient is known as paraquat. Paraquat is in such formulations as Devour®, Firestorm®, Helmquat 3SL®, Gramoxone SL®, Cyclone SL 2.0®, Bonedry®, Willowood Paraquat 3SL®, Paraquat Concentrate® and Parazone 3SL Herbicide®. Paraquat is a photosynthesis inhibitor and acts as a non-selective contact herbicide.
Alert Period: 04/27/2015 - 09/23/2015
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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New Special Registration for Repelling Sand Hill Cranes Approved in Montana (Pesticides)
Description: A section 24(c)special use registration was granted for the use of Avipel liquid seed treatment and Avipel dry seed treatment. These seed treatments can be used for the protection of field and sweet corn against Sand Hill Cranes until July 1st, 2019 in Montana. See attached 24(c) labels.
Alert Period: 01/24/2014 - 09/16/2015
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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