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

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Fungicide seed treatment table for pulse crops (Cropland Diseases)
Description: See attached for the pulse crop seed treatment fungicide table and some comments. Please note strobilurin-resistant strains of Ascochyta blight on chickpea have been identified on two additional seed lots submitted for seed testing this spring. Growers will be notified and asked not to plant or sell as seed. The pathogen is at high risk of resistance development and careful MOA rotations, use of blends, and all cultural management options including crop rotation, use of resistant varieties, and best management practices to produce a healthy crop must be followed for disease management. --Mary Burrows and Jessica Rupp 406-994-7766; 406-994-5572;
Alert Period: 02/23/2017 - 03/16/2017
Submitted By: mary burrows
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Bounding Addresses for AgAlerts (General)
Description: I have been contacted frequently in recent days about bouncing email addresses and folks who want to stay on the agalert listserve. This is from our IT department: "The way your e-mail provider’s spam filter is configured is causing the issue. It’s sending an error to our system telling us that the mail can’t be delivered. The exact error for our address is listed below but there are a large number of these bounces for anyone receiving mail through the ['internet provider insert name here'] mail system. If you forward this along to the administrator of the mail system for your organization and ask that mail from be allowed through, this will resolve the issue." Thank you all for your continued interest in receiveing AgAlerts, --Mary Burrows
Alert Period: 02/23/2017 - 03/09/2017
Submitted By: mary burrows
Regional Pesticide Education Trainings offered across Montana in 2017. (Pesticides)
Description: The Montana State University Extension Pesticide Education Program is coordinating regional initial pesticide training programs across Montana. These six hour training opportunities are designed for individuals desiring to learn more about pesticides as well as individuals desiring a private pesticide applicator license.
Alert Period: 02/08/2017 - 04/19/2017
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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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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Pesticide Poisonings and Future Pesticide Education Events (Pesticides)
Description: Pesticides were the ninth leading cause of poisoning in the US in 2015 according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). Many pesticide poisonings were from herbicides containing paraquat and aluminum phosphide fumigants, both used across Montana for managing pests. This ag alert discusses pesticide poisonings, new EPA regulations regarding paraquat and fumigants, and future fumigant and initial pesticide education training's.
Alert Period: 01/24/2017 - 04/21/2017
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Updated fungicide tables for pulse crops (Cropland Diseases)
Description: I've updated the seed treatment and foliar fungicide tables for pulse crops. They are attached to this alert. Please note these tables are for registered products, there is no efficacy ranking due to lack of data. Please let me know if there are errors or omissions and I will correct ASAP. --Mary Burrows; 406-994-7766
Alert Period: 01/17/2017 - 03/31/2017
Submitted By: mary burrows
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Revised WPS Protections and Resources for Compliance (Pesticides)
Description: The US EPA published a revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) in 2015 to better protect agricultural workers from pesticide exposure. Montana owners of agricultural establishments and pesticide applicators should pay special attention to these requirements as they go into effect January 2, 2017 unless otherwise noted. Applicators and owners of agriculture establishments should view the attached document to view WPS requirements and tools available to assist trainers, workers and pesticide handlers.
Alert Period: 12/13/2016 - 03/24/2017
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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