Winter-Killed Crested Wheatgrass and Yellow Alyssum (Rangeland)
Description:

Reports are coming in about winter-killed crested wheatgrass stands in Montana, as well as an increase in annual weedy alyssum species. In this Ag Alert, Dr. Jeff Mosley explains the "unfortunate co-occurance of events" that led to the loss of some stands over the winter, as well as the observed proliferation of annual weeds. Management recommendations for alyssum are also discussed. 


Alert Period: 05/18/2018 - 08/18/2018
Submitted By: Lesley Orloff
Alert Documents:
Lentil Roll Timing (General)
Description:

Dr. Perry Miller has put together an AgAlert addressing the effects of roll timing on lentil yield. Please contact Dr. Miller with any questions (pmiller@montana.edu).

Thank you,

Eva Grimme


Alert Period: 05/15/2018 - 06/29/2018
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
Alert Documents:
Chickpea seeding date (General)
Description:

Perry Miller and Clain Jones have put together an AgAlert addressing concerns about seeding date in chickpea. Contact Perry Miller with any questions, pmiller@montana.edu

 

Thank you,

--Mary Burrows


Alert Period: 05/14/2018 - 06/15/2018
Submitted By: Mary Burrows
Alert Documents:
Decreasing Pesticide Impacts to Pollinators: Best Management Practices and FieldWatch (General)
Description:

In the spirit of National Pollinator Week, June 18 - 24, producers, bee keepers and pesticide applicators are reminded of best management practices to minimize negative impacts to pollinators when using pesticides. The value of insect pollinated crops in the US ranges from $18 to $27 billion annually, however insect pollinator numbers have been decreasing worldwide. One of the components of pollinator decline is pesticide use, not only on agricultural land, but also in urban areas.  This alert discusses best management practices and a new tool applicators, beekeepers and producers can use to decrease pollinator impacts, specifically to bees. 


Alert Period: 05/08/2018 - 07/25/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
Alert Documents:
Wheat fungicide table for 2018 (Cropland Diseases)
Description:

The NCERA-184 Fungicide table is attached to this agalert and is available on the extension field crops plant path website at http://www.msuextension.org/plantpath/ 

 

Happy planting,

--Mary Burrows


Alert Period: 04/20/2018 - 08/30/2018
Submitted By: Mary Burrows
Alert Documents:
Online tools for cropping decisions. (General)
Description:

Dr. Kent McVay lists a number of tools for use in decision making on the farm this spring.


Alert Period: 04/13/2018 - 05/25/2018
Submitted By: Mary Burrows
Alert Documents:
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
Alert Documents: