Montana Wheat and Barley host research review panels (General)
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Alert Period: 02/23/2021 - 03/04/2021
Submitted By: Mary Burrows

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2021 Great Plains Diagnostic Network Webinar (Cropland Weeds)
Description:

Please join the Great Plains Diagnostic Network (GPDN) and the Schutter Diagnostic Lab this Wednesday (February 24th) for our fifth presentation of the 2021 webinar series.

Dr. Tim Seipel, Montana State University, will present: "Biology and identification of pigweeds (Amaranthus) to root out Palmer amaranth and waterhemp in Montana."

This year, the series will be hosted via Zoom. The series will feature speakers from universities and government agencies across the country. Topics include invasive pests, modeling, and updates on some diseases. 

Schedule: Wednesdays, January 27 – March 17, 2021 | 8:00 AM WST, 9:00 AM GMT, 10:00 AM CST, 11:00 AM EST.

Registration: Register in advance for these webinars on the GPDN series webpage. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Webpage: https://www.npdn.org/gpdn/gpdn_webinars

Contact: Eva Grimme at 406-994-5150 or Eva.grimme@montana.edu for more information.

 


Alert Period: 02/22/2021 - 04/30/2021
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (General)
Description:

A new USDA and NIFA research/outreach project is aimed at creating mental health resources for farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers across the Western Region of the US.

By hearing directly from producers, the team aims to conscientiously design and improve access to mental health programs and resources to reduce the stress of working in the agriculture industry. Survey respondents will also qualify to register for a $50 online gift card raffle upon survey completion.

Please support the Montana State University team in their effort of collecting baseline data by filling out the following 13-minute survey:

Survey link: https://montana.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e9hnIV0z2UF6eea

More information on the regional project can be found by opening the following link: https://farmstress.us/

 

Please contact Dr. Michelle Grocke-Dewey (michelle.grocke@montana.edu) for questions regarding this project.


Alert Period: 02/22/2021 - 03/31/2021
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
Great Plains Diagnostic Network Webinars (General)
Description:

Please join the Great Plains Diagnostic Network (GPDN) and the Schutter Diagnostic Lab this Wednesday (January 27th) for the first presentation of the 2021 webinar series.

Ms. Ruchika Kashyap and Dr. Febina Mathew, South Dakota State University, will present: "Evaluating sensitivity of sunflower fungi, Diaporthe helianthi and D. gulyae, to pyraclostrobin (QoI) fungicide."

This year, the series will be hosted via Zoom. The series will feature speakers from universities and government agencies across the country. Topics include invasive pests, modeling, and updates on some diseases. 

Schedule: Wednesdays, January 27 – March 17, 2021 | 8:00 AM WST, 9:00 AM GMT, 10:00 AM CST, 11:00 AM EST.

Registration: Register in advance for these webinars on the GPDN series webpage. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Webpage: https://www.npdn.org/gpdn/gpdn_webinars

Contact: Eva Grimme at 406-994-5150 or Eva.grimme@montana.edu for more information.

  


Alert Period: 01/26/2021 - 04/30/2021
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
Waterhemp a problematic weed has been documented in Montana (Cropland Weeds)
Description:

Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) a highly problematic pigweed, common in the Midwest, has been documented in a cropfield in Montana for the first time. Populations of this species are resistant to many herbicide modes of action. This species has the potential to become very problematic. Now is the time scout, if you suspect you have waterhemp contact your local extension agent or ag professional for positive identification and help developing a management plan.


Alert Period: 08/04/2020 - 08/31/2021
Submitted By: Timothy Seipel

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Paraquat Training Mandatory for Pesticide Applicators Purchasing Products with New Label Language (Pesticides)
Description:

Measures announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are in place regarding the herbicide active ingredient paraquat (i.e. dichloride salt of paraquat, ortho paraquat CL, paraquat dichloride) due to increased human health concerns. See complete news release for details including mandatory EPA approved paraquat trainings.  


Alert Period: 07/17/2020 - 06/14/2021
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp

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