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 By Beth Redlin    News    April 19, 2017

May 'E-rase your E-waste' Event Includes Changes

“E-rase your E-waste” organizers are pleased to announce that the group will hold its annual spring collection on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, but this year there will be some added restrictions on what items participants can bring. Also...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    April 19, 2017

Grassland "Bud Banks" Focus of ARS BrownBagger

We’ve all heard of seed banks, but bud banks? Bud banks and their pivotal role in biomass production for three key grassland forage species are the focus of the final BrownBagger presentation of 2017 at the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    April 5, 2017

Bees, Beekeeping Focus of ARS BrownBagger Friday

Bees in your backyard and bees as a business are the focus of the next BrownBagger presentation at the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney this coming Friday, April 7. Ring in spring with this timely talk by Beth...

 

Bale Grazing Talk at ARS BrownBagger Mar. 24

Grazing cattle in the winter months is not typically considered an option in the northern plains, nor as a means to build soil health, but that attitude is changing with new tools and techniques now available. One of those tools, bale grazing, has...

 

Detoxifying Fusarium Study Focus of ARS BrownBagger Mar. 10

Fusarium head blight (FHB) has proved a very costly disease since its emergence as a major threat in the 1990s. Altogether, U.S. wheat and barley farmers have lost over $3 billion due to FHB epidemics. To address the problem, a research program...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    February 15, 2017

ARS BrownBagger Features Antarctica Talk

Part travelogue and part research talk, the latest presentation in the 2017 BrownBagger Series at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Sidney lab will take participants to "the bottom of the...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    February 1, 2017

Importance of private lands to conservation focus of ARS BrownBagger talk

More than two-thirds of the land area in the United States is privately owned, with 914 million acres in farms or ranches. These working lands include much of the country’s remaining open space and habitat, making them vitally important to the...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    January 18, 2017

Forage Analysis Workshop Kicks Off ARS 2017 BrownBagger Series

The USDA-Agricultural Research Service facility in Sidney is pleased to partner with the Richland County Extension Office to host an interactive forage analysis workshop to open the lab’s 15th annual winter BrownBagger series on Friday, Jan. 20th....

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    May 11, 2016

Sidney, Fairview 'E-Rase Your E-Waste' Event Is May 13-14

E-rase your E-waste organizers invite you to bring your damaged and outdated electronic equipment to the group’s spring recycling event May 13-14 in Sidney and Fairview. Now in its 12th year, E-rase your E-waste has recycled more than 380,000...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    April 27, 2016

Spring E-Waste Collection Event Returns In May

Organizers for the annual “E-rase your E-waste” collections are happy to announce the return of their spring e-waste collection event this year. Jackie Couture, chair of the E-rase your E-waste Committee, reported this week that the group is...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    April 20, 2016

Spring E-Waste Collection Event Returns In May

Organizers for the annual “E-rase your E-waste” collections are happy to announce the return of their spring e-waste collection event this year. Jackie Couture, chair of the E-rase your E-waste Committee, reported this week that the group is...

 

Soil Health Discussion March 24

ARS talk moves to Thursday; features soil health discussion “We do not inherit the earth from our ancesters, we borrow it from our children.” ARS Soil Scientist Maysson Mikha takes this Native American Proverb to heart in her research focusing...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    March 9, 2016

Strategies for Slowing Weed Resistance Subject of BrownBagger

While use of “Roundup Ready” sugarbeets has provided producers with many benefits for weed management in that crop, the technology can also compound weed problems without proper management by building weed resistance to the popular herbicide....

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    February 24, 2016

Successfully Battling Annual Grass Invasions Focus Of ARS Talk

Annual grass invasions into productive perennial grasslands are creating headaches for livestock producers and land managers. As the annual grasses move in, their litter provides fuel for fires, which in turn aid germination of the annual invader,...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    February 10, 2016

3D Printing Talk, Demonstration At ARS Friday BrownBagger

Welders and other heavy duty tools have been the instruments of choice for farmers and ranchers needing to repair or adapt their equipment for specific jobs. But as GPS, drones and other new technologies continue to expand in agriculture, producers...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    January 27, 2016

BrownBagger Presentation on Friday, Jan. 29

Invasive weeds, droughts, fires, energy development and other disturbances are all impacting the quality of one our most important natural resources in the Northern Great Plains.... our grasslands. ARS scientists are looking at ways to address those...

 

Innovative Dryland Farmer Kicks Off ARS Brownbagger Series Friday

Building soil quality isn’t an easy task on the semi-arid prairies of Montana and North Dakota or neighboring Saskatchewan, Canada. But that hasn’t stopped Jered Axten, an enterprising dryland farmer at Minton, Saskatchewan, from working with...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    August 5, 2015

Sidney ARS Plans Plant, Insect ID Station At Fair

Wondering just what kind of bug that is? Or that funny looking plant? Concerned that you may have unwanted weeds or insect pests encroaching on your garden or field? Bring your samples to the Richland County Fair and get them identified. Insect and...

 

Sidney ARS Plans Plant, Insect ID Station At Fair

Wondering just what kind of bug that is? Or that funny looking plant? Concerned that you may have unwanted weeds or insect pests encroaching on your garden or field? Bring your samples to the Richland County Fair and get them identified. Insect and...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    July 29, 2015

Sidney ARS Plans Plant, Insect ID Station At Fair

Wondering just what kind of bug that is? Or that funny looking plant? Concerned that you may have unwanted weeds or insect pests encroaching on your garden or field? Bring your samples to the Richland County Fair and get them identified. Insect and...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    June 24, 2015

Oilfield Water Treatment Specialist To Speak At Froid Field Day Thursday

A new speaker has been added to the Froid Research Farm Field Day roster for Thursday, June 25th. Dr. Rex Crick, Chief Operating Officer with Sionix Corporation and President of Sionix Oilfield...

 

Pesticide Points Announced for Sidney ARS Dryland Field Day

The Sidney ARS Dryland Farm Field Day set for this coming Friday morning, June 19th, has been awarded 2 private and 2 commercial pesticide applicator points for those participating, organizers noted this week. The event is co-sponsored by the USDA...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    June 17, 2015

Annual Froid Field Day Set For Thursday, June 25th

A “drone 101 workshop” with flight demonstrations; discussion of a new on-farm energy audit program and a unique rainfall simulator demonstration are among the activities to be featured at this year’s annual Froid Research Farm Field Day set...

 

Pesticide Points Announced for Sidney ARS Dryland Field Day

The Sidney ARS Dryland Farm Field Day set for this coming Friday morning, June 19th, has been awarded 2 private and 2 commercial pesticide applicator points for those participating, organizers noted this week. The event is co-sponsored by the USDA...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    June 3, 2015

Sidney ARS Field Days To Feature 'Drones 101' Workshop

Both the dryland field days co-sponsored by the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT will include a special hour-long “Drones 101” workshop designed to acquaint tour goers at both s...

 

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