Initial Private Applicator Trainings Offered Across Montana in 2020. (Pesticides)

The Montana State University (MSU) Extension Pesticide Education Program and MSU Hill, Chouteau, Liberty, Cascade, Daniels, Madison and Dear Lodge County Extension programs are coordinating Initial Private Pesticide Applicator 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. See attached news release for more information.

Alert Period: 01/17/2020 - 05/01/2020
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Great Plains Diagnostic Network Webinars (General)

Please join the Great Plains Diagnostic Network (GPDN) and the Schutter Diagnostic Laboratory for the 2020 GPDN Webinar Series. This Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 9:00am MT/10:00am CT/11:00am ET, we start with the first presentation of the series hosted from the Montana State University Adobe Connect site.

Dr. Todd Gaines of Colorado State University will be presenting: “Palmer amaranth: Biology, Range Expansion, and Identification using Genotyping”.

To join go to: Access to Adobe Connect

Please sign in as a guest with your name and affiliation. You may pass this along to anyone who might be interested in joining.

To ensure you will be able to join the webinar, in advance, please check your connection at Computer compatibility test for Adobe Connect.

The GPDN webinars are being conducted strictly through the computer system.

Please open the attached PDF document for a full list of webinars.

For questions, please contact Eva Grimme ( or call 406-994-5150).

Alert Period: 01/14/2020 - 03/06/2020
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
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Test your soil for Aphanomyces, free service for pulse growers (Cropland Diseases)

If you have grown pulses for many years and observed root rot, Montana State University Extension Plant Pathology lab can test your soil for one pathogen, Aphanomyces. This pathogen is a high risk to the pulse industry and knowing if it is present can assist you with planning your crop rotations. This is a free service and part of a MDA-Specialty Crop Block Grant. Details are attached. 

Alert Period: 11/25/2019 - 03/01/2020
Submitted By: Mary Burrows
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