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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What should I be concerned about with these late-season rains in grain crops? (Cropland Diseases)
Description: Low falling numbers, black point, and green bridge diseases are briefly discussed in this agalert. Call if you have any questions, --Mary Burrows 994-7766; mburrows@montana.edu
Alert Period: 08/29/2014 - 09/12/2014
Submitted By: mary burrows
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Rain causing issues in Montana hay (General)
Description: This article addresses the issues arising from the large amounts of rain received throughout Montana recently. --Emily Glunk
Alert Period: 08/29/2014 - 09/12/2014
Submitted By: emily glunk
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Pesticide Program Focuses on Certifying Tribal Applicators (General)
Description: Montana pesticide applicators wanting to apply restricted use pesticides within the exterior boundaries of any Montana Indian reservation need to obtain a state pesticide license and an EPA Federal Certification. The MSU Pesticide Education Program is delivering one initial private applicator pesticide training targeting tribal applicators on November 12th in Lame Deer. This program will certify non-tribal pesticide applicators to apply restricted use pesticides on land that they own, rent or lease while qualifying tribal attendees for the federal pesticide certificate.
Alert Period: 08/28/2014 - 11/17/2014
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Applicators and dealers need to be aware of personal protective equipment requirements. (General)
Description: Most herbicide products used in Montana require only minimal personal protective equipment (PPE) and have the corresponding signal word ‘CAUTION’. However, the use of a highly-toxic herbicide active ingredient, ‘paraquat’, has been on the rise in Montana.
Alert Period: 08/20/2014 - 11/21/2014
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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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.
Alert Period: 08/20/2014 - 09/27/2014
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Pest Management Tour offers pesticide training opportunities across SW Montana. (General)
Description: The Montana State University Pesticide Education and Integrated Pest Management Programs are offering multiple 6 credit program opportunities for private applicators across south-western Montana (Private Applicator Region 2) from October 6th – 10th.
Alert Period: 08/08/2014 - 10/10/2014
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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