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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Cropland Disease. Fusarium head blight (scab) information posted online. (Cropland Diseases)
Description: See the attachment for the website and a list of resources. --Mary Burrows
Alert Period: 12/16/2014 - 01/06/2015
Submitted By: mary burrows
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Update: 2015 CPMS, 2 weeks left to register! (General)
Description: This AgAlert provides an updated and final schedule for the upcoming Crop and Pest Management School held at Montana State University January 5-7, 2015. The 2½-day workshop will focus on small grain production in Montana and will offer 17.5 crop consulting credits (CCA CEUs) in the categories of IPM (10.5 credits), CM (5 credits), NM (1 credit) and SWM (1 credit). Private pesticide applicator credits (8) and commercial/government pesticide applicator credits (TBD) will also be available. Guest lectures from Minnesota and Alberta will join the school. Topics in plant breeding and weed, disease, insect and nutrient management will be covered by 17 MSU staff from the Bozeman campus, as well as scientists from the Central and Eastern MSU Agricultural Research Centers. The schedule that includes instructions for registration is attached to this alert. For more information contact Kevin Wanner, kwanner@montana.edu.
Alert Period: 12/13/2014 - 01/02/2015
Submitted By: Kevin Wanner
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Pesticides and Early Onset Parkinson’s – New Montana Study. (General)
Description: According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, occupational uses of rotenone and paraquat over a lifetime are associated with an increase in Parkinson’s disease compared to non-users. The MSU Dept. of Health and Human Development is conducting a study evaluating high risk pesticide applicators for early loss of motor function from the application of these pesticides.
Alert Period: 12/05/2014 - 03/04/2015
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
Pesticides and Early Onset Parkinson’s. (General)
Description: According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, occupational uses of rotenone and paraquat over a lifetime are associated with an increase in Parkinson’s disease. The MSU Dept. of Health and Human Development is conducting a study evaluating high risk pesticide applicators for early loss of motor function.
Alert Period: 12/05/2014 - 03/05/2015
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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2015 Crop and Pest Management School (General)
Description: Register now for the Crop and Pest Management School held at Montana State University January 5-7, 2015. The 2½-day workshop will focus on small grain production in Montana. Ruth Dill-Macky, Professor of Small Grains Pathology at the University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology and Scott Meers with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development will provide guest lectures. Topics in plant breeding and weed, disease, insect and nutrient management will be covered by nine MSU staff from the Bozeman campus, as well as scientists from the Central and Eastern MSU Agricultural Research Centers. Crop consulting, private pesticide applicator and commercial/government pesticide applicator credits will be available. The schedule that includes instructions for registration is attached to this alert. For more information contact Kevin Wanner, kwanner@montana.edu
Alert Period: 11/26/2014 - 01/02/2015
Submitted By: Kevin Wanner
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Last Chance Private Applicator Credit Opportunities offered in SW MT (General)
Description: Private applicators in Granite, Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Madison, Jefferson, Silver Bow, Powell, Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, Gallatin, Park and Meagher counties should be sure they have attained 6 private applicator credits prior to the January 1st, 2015 deadline to avoid losing their private applicator pesticide certification.
Alert Period: 11/17/2014 - 12/31/2014
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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