Reoccurrence of new pest - pea weevil in Montana (Cropland Insects)
Description:

The pea weevil Bruchus pisorum L. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), not to be confused with the more common pea leaf weevil, is one of the most problematic insect pests on field peas particularly in US Western States. Attached is more information. 

 

Gadi Reddy, Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Conrad, MT


Alert Period: 01/16/2018 - 02/16/2018
Submitted By: Mary Burrows
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Webinar: "Drones in Ag: The Wild West" (General)
Description: Please join the Schutter Diagnostic Lab and the Great Plains Diagnostic Network for a webinar on “Drones in Ag: The Wild West” tomorrow, January 17th, at 9:00 MT, by Dr. Jessica Rupp, Montana State University. Please open the attached PDF file for detailed information and a list of future webinars. Please contact Eva Grimme (406-994-5150 or eva.grimme@montana.edu) for any questions.
Alert Period: 01/16/2018 - 03/10/2018
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
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New RMA statement for chickpea: organic grower’s options (Cropland Diseases)
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Alert Period: 01/12/2018 - 03/31/2018
Submitted By: Mary Burrows
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Pesticide Applicators should be aware of new WPS Requirements as of January 1st, 2018. (Pesticides)
Description: The US EPA published a revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) in 2015 to better protect agricultural workers from pesticide exposure. Revisions went into effect January 2, 2017; however Montana pesticide applicators are reminded of a few revisions that recently went into effect January 1, 2018. See the attachment that defines the new 2018 requirements while providing additional WPS resources.
Alert Period: 01/02/2018 - 04/05/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Regional Pesticide Education Trainings offered across Montana in 2018. (General)
Description: The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program (PEP) is coordinating five regional private applicator initial certification trainings across Montana. These seven hour training opportunities are designed for individuals desiring to learn more about pesticides, while simultaneously qualifying for a Montana private applicator license. Training opportunities are available within Northern Cheyenne Reservation (Lame Deer) on January 17th, Blackfoot Reservation (Browning) on January 30th, Stillwater County (Columbus) on February 1st, Fort Belknap Reservation (Harlem) on March 6th and Broadwater County (Three Forks) on March 15th. See attachment for details.
Alert Period: 12/19/2017 - 03/01/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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New Requirements for Farmers using Dicamba Products on Dicamba Tolerant Soybeans. (General)
Description: EPA, working with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont, finalized measures to minimize drift from the use of dicamba formulations in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. Montana is not historically known to grow soybean, however planting has increased to approximately 10,000 acres in 2017. Either way, Montana was not listed as a state where “over the top” applications of dicamba are acceptable. Farmers wishing to use this technology in other states, or in Montana if current state restrictions were changed should understand the new rules.
Alert Period: 10/16/2017 - 03/14/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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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
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