2019 Crop and Pest Management School, Mon - Wed, Jan 14-16 (General)
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Save the Date!  2019 Crop and Pest Management School, “Small Grains”, Monday January 14th – Wednesday January 16th, 2019 at Montana State University, Ballroom D - Student Union.  See attached file.


Alert Period: 08/29/2018 - 01/16/2019
Submitted By: Ruth O'Neill
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Fumigant Trainings offered Across Montana. (Pesticides)
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Fatalities spurred EPA and product registrants to implement new phosphine fumigant restrictions since 2010. Though reduced, ongoing fatalities have occurred, including one Utah adult in 2018, and four children in Texas, 2017. The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program is offering multiple trainings in Montana to assist applicators in effectively managing pests with phosphine fumigants, while using them in a safe manner.


Alert Period: 08/17/2018 - 12/24/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Section 18 label for using Esplanade 200 SC (indaziflam) to control ventenata and medusahead (Rangeland)
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A Section 18 emergency label approves EsplAnade® 200 SC for controlling ventenata and medusahead on rangeland, pasture, and CRP in Montana. Ventenata and medusahead an invasive winter annual grasses that have been increasing in Montana.

 


Alert Period: 08/02/2018 - 11/01/2018
Submitted By: Jane Mangold
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Pest Management Tour Offers Credit Opportunities for Private Applicators across Northwestern MT. (Pesticides)
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The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program is offering the 2018 Pest Management Tour for pesticide applicators across northwestern Montana (PAT District 1), from October 2nd – 4th.  Private applicators within PAT district 1 should ensure they have attained 6 private applicator credits prior to the January 1st, 2019 deadline to avoid losing their private applicator certification. Private applicators may opt to attend only a morning or afternoon session for 3 private applicator credits; or both for 6 credits. Commercial applicator credits are also available and can be viewed on the last page of the 2018 Pest Management Tour agenda.      


Alert Period: 08/01/2018 - 10/05/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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2018 Pesticide Education Program Train-the-Trainer Update (Pesticides)
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The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program is offering a pesticide education train-the-trainer opportunity November 14th and 15th at the Holiday Inn Express (2305 Catron Street), Bozeman, MT. Attendees of this program can attain 4 commercial/government recertification credits in the categories of dealer, ag plant pest, right-of-way, demonstration and research, and regulatory weed pest.  This is a unique opportunity targeting Montana's pesticide trainers.


Alert Period: 07/16/2018 - 11/29/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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The Montana Pesticide Waste Disposal Program and 2018 Disposal Sites (Pesticides)
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Pesticide applicators should be aware of the Montana Pesticide Waste Disposal Program and 2018 sites. Delaying removal of unused pesticide products often leads to corroded containers that pose unnecessary risks towards the environmental and human health.  By following a few simple steps applicators can ensure that unused pesticides are discarded and disposed of legally and safely.


Alert Period: 07/10/2018 - 10/01/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Agricultural Establishments should only use Expanded WPS Materials when Training Workers/Handlers. (Pesticides)
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EPA is announcing the availability of new training materials covering the expanded pesticide safety training content required by the 2015 Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for training both agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. You may be affected by the 2015 Worker Protection Standard (WPS) if you work or employ individuals working in crop production agriculture where pesticides are applied including: agricultural establishments (i.e. farms, orchards, groves, greenhouses, and nurseries), tree production, timber tract operations and forest nurseries. WPS pesticide safety training of handlers and workers must be conducted using the new EPA-approved materials that have the expanded WPS content by December 19th, 2018.


Alert Period: 07/03/2018 - 10/11/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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