Montana State University

Linnea G. Skoglund, 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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Managing Pea Leaf Weevils (Cropland Insects)
Description: As the spring weather warms up adult pea leaf weevils will move into establishing pea fields. This AgAlert summarizes management recommendations for this insect pest.
Alert Period: 04/13/2014 - 05/31/2014
Submitted By: Wanner and O'Neill
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Snow mold in winter wheat and other diseases you may encounter this spring in wheat (Cropland Diseases)
Description: Snow mold severe in places in Gallatin valley, a bit on Rhizoctonia root rot, root and crown rots, and a hit list of things to look for in wheat as we're greening up. --Mary Burrows P.S. Call/text/email me if you find any diseases of concern! And submit samples to your county agent or directly to the lab.
Alert Period: 04/10/2014 - 04/24/2014
Submitted By: mary burrows
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Three Tips for Preparing Pesticide Equipment (Pesticides)
Description: Many applicators focus on purchasing pesticide products while neglecting to calibrate the output of their spray equipment or test the quality of their water being used for spray applications. A finely tuned ground sprayer in the fall may deliver a vastly different spray output in the spring. Rusted nozzles, ruptured seals, or rust in the lines may eventually lead to uneven spray patterns or a significant departure from desired target rates. High pH may lead to a 50% loss of efficacy with many glyphosate or 2,4-D amine solutions. This often leads to loss of revenue, and/or limited efficacy towards targeted pests. Applicators can avoid costly application errors by following a few simple steps in the spring.
Alert Period: 04/09/2014 - 07/09/2014
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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EPA Announces Final Plan for Certification of Pesticide Applicators within Indian Country (Pesticides)
Description: EPA now has a legal mechanism for applicators to apply restricted use pesticides within the exterior boundaries of Indian reservations. Montana pesticide applicators wanting to apply restricted use pesticides within the exterior boundaries of any Montana Indian reservation need to obtain an EPA Federal Certification. The EPA plan applies to private and commercial applicators who intend to apply RUPs in Indian country. RUP dealers located in Indian country will also need to meet certain requirements.
Alert Period: 03/09/2014 - 09/03/2014
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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EPA terminates uses of products containing aldicarb. (Pesticides)
Description: EPA announces the termination of uses of products containing aldicarb. This announcement follows an October 7th, 2010 notice from the registrant, Bayer Crop Science, to voluntarily amend to terminate uses of the product, TEMIK 15G on citrus and potatoes.
Alert Period: 05/25/2012 - 06/20/2014
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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