Free webinars on Fusarium head blight (scab) (Cropland Diseases)

A free 2-part webinar will be offered by colleagues via the Agronomy Society of America.

Please visit this link to register:

Part 1: Monday, February 11 • 11:00 AM CT

Understanding the Basics of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) of Small Grains and Management of FHB with Cultural Practices and Resistant Varieties

Part 2: Monday, February 18 • 11:00 AM CT Management of Fusarium Head Blight with Fungicides

--Mary Burrows

Alert Period: 01/31/2019 - 02/19/2019
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
Volunteers Needed to Monitor Alfalfa Weevil (Cropland Insects)

Pestweb ( is an online “real-time” monitoring system designed to help producers track the distribution of key crop pests, providing rapid response to developing and expanding pest problems. Pestweb is now offering population tracking for alfalfa weevil in Montana. To make this program work, we need dedicated volunteers from farming, ag extension, and other agronomic backgrounds to survey alfalfa weevil and report the numbers in the online data base. A descriptive add recruiting volunteers is attached to this alert. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact Ruth O’Neill,,                406-994-5176.

Alert Period: 01/31/2019 - 03/08/2019
Submitted By: Kevin Wanner
Alert Documents:
Regional Initial Private Applicator Trainings offered across Montana. (Pesticides)

The Montana State University (MSU) 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 in Flathead County (Kalispell) on April 9th, Sanders County (Plains) on April 10th, Missoula County (Missoula) on April 11th, Pondera County (Conrad) on April 17th, and Fort Belknap Reservation (Harlem) on April 18th.  

Alert Period: 01/15/2019 - 05/01/2019
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
Alert Documents:
EPA Mitigation Measures Approved by EPA (General)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its final decision regarding proposed mitigation measures for the herbicide active ingredient paraquat (i.e. dichloride salt of paraquat, ortho paraquat CL, paraquat dichloride) due to increased human health concerns.  Inidividuals applying paraquat products in 2019 should be aware of the new measures to protect applicators and the public.


See attached document for details.

Alert Period: 11/19/2018 - 07/10/2019
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
Alert Documents: