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 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    May 7, 2014

Pesticide Applicators Can Save Money By Following Three Spring Tips

Pesticide applicators can save money by inspecting their spray equipment, calibrating their sprayers and testing the quality of their water before spraying, said Montana State University Extension Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp....

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    April 2, 2014

Wheat Stem Sawfly Devastations Lead To Another International Conference at MSU

Wheat stem sawflies heavily damage more wheat than any other insect in Montana, and now Colorado and Nebraska are experiencing unprecedented outbreaks, says Montana State University entomologist...

 
 By MSU News Services    Ag Roundup    April 2, 2014

Federal Certificate Now Required to Apply Restricted Use Pesticides on Tribal Land

A federal certificate is now required for Montanans to spray restricted use pesticides on tribal land, says Montana State University Extension Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp. Restricted use pesticide dealers within tribal boundaries must...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    April 2, 2014

Montana Nutrition Conference, Livestock Forum set for April 22, 23 at Bozeman

The future of ranching will be the focus of this year’s Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum in Bozeman. The conference will begin the afternoon of Tuesday, April 22, and run through the morning of Wednesday, April 23, at the GranTree I...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    March 5, 2014

MSU Extension "Dying Without a Will" Materials Available

Given that seven out of 10 Montanans die without writing a will, Montana State University Extension has developed materials to educate people about what happens to their property if they die without a will. The information can be accessed at:...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    January 29, 2014

MSU Ag, Biotech Research Yields New Technologies

With results that run from rust-resistant wheat to glowing rodent cartilage to super fluorescent fruit flies, researchers at Montana State University have developed new technologies in the areas of biotechnology and agriculture that are...

 
 By MSU News Service    News    January 8, 2014

MSU Offers Free Calendar Featuring Wheat Pests of Montana

A free 2014 calendar featuring wheat pests of Montana is now available at Montana State University and MSU Extension offices around the state. Titled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” the calendar shows Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    December 4, 2013

Free Forum Set Dec. 5 to Discuss New Technologies in Integrated Pest Management

A free forum on new technologies in pesticide education, weeds and insect management will be offered Thursday, Dec. 5, in Bozeman. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Comfort Inn. Those who wish to attend should pre-register by...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    September 4, 2013

MSU Expert Says Early September Is Best Time To Plant Winter Canola In Montana

Montana farmers who want to experiment with growing winter canola should plant it in early September, says Perry Miller, professor of sustainable cropping systems at Montana State University. That way, the canola will emerge by Sept. 15 and the crop...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    September 4, 2013

Pesticide Training Set for Oct. 7-9 in Northwest Montana

Experts on pesticides, Montana plant diseases, insects and weeds will present half-day and all-day workshops on Oct. 7 through 9 to help residents of seven northwest Montana counties renew their private pesticide applicator licenses before the end...

 
 By MSU News Service    News    August 14, 2013

Montanans Can Now Enroll in New Veterinary Medicine Program

Montana students now have the opportunity to enroll in the first Montana-centered veterinary medicine program being offered in cooperation with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. Students can apply online through Oct....

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    August 7, 2013

MSU Beef Researcher Named ASAS Fellow

Don Kress, professor emeritus at Montana State University, has received the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award in honor of his research in the beef industry. Kress received the...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    August 7, 2013

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop to be Held August 24 in Billings

A beekeeping workshop for beginners will be offered Saturday, August 24 in Billings. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yellowstone County Courthouse. Participants will learn how to buy bees and equipment, establish a new beehive,...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    July 3, 2013

New Superintendent, Plant Pathologist Appointed for Eastern Ag Research Center

Hans Schneider, currently living in the Netherlands, will join the Montana State University faculty and be both superintendent and associate professor of plant pathology at the Eastern Agricultural Research Center in Sidney, pending approval of the...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    July 3, 2013

MSU College of Agriculture has New Wheat Variety Available for Licensing

Montana State University researchers have produced a new line of hard white winter wheat that shows potential to produce as well as one of the most popular red winter wheat varieties currently grown in Montana. The new hard white winter wheat...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    June 19, 2013

New Superintendent, Plant Pathologist Appointed for Eastern Ag Research Center

Hans Schneider, currently living in the Netherlands, will join the Montana State University faculty and be both superintendent and associate professor of plant pathology at the Eastern Agricultural Research Center in Sidney, pending approval of the...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    June 5, 2013

Crops and Weeds Field Day set June 27 at MSU's Post Research Farm

A free Crops and Weeds Field Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Montana State University’s Post Research Farm west of Bozeman. This is an opportunity for pest control advisors, farm managers, chemical company...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    June 5, 2013

Pesticide Expert Offers Tips To Reduce Nontarget Injury When Spraying Noxious Weeds

Montanans who plan to spray noxious weeds this spring should take preliminary steps when spraying to reduce nontarget injury toward nearby sensitive crops, aquatic areas, trees and/or ornamentals, says Montana State University Pesticide Education...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    May 1, 2013

4-H Seeks Families To Host Japanese Youth This Summer

The Montana 4-H Center for Youth Development is recruiting families to host Japanese youth for one month this summer. Program dates are from July 22-August 18. Host families should have children ages 10-14, and the desire for an in-depth cultural...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    May 1, 2013

MSU Extension: Mid- To Late-Season Nitrogen Fertilizer Can Increase Yield, Protein In Wheat Crop

Experts in soil chemistry at Montana State University caution that applying all the nitrogen fertilizer required for wheat at one time can be risky. According to MSU Extension, in irrigated systems, too much nitrogen early in the growing season can p...

 
 By MSU News Service    Special Editions    April 24, 2013

MSU Ext. Offers Online Courses In Weed Identification & Pesticide Application

Montana State University Extension and the Schutter Diagnostic Lab are offering new online courses covering plant anatomy and the diagnostic features of 32 state-listed noxious weeds. The free courses are offered to assist early detection of noxious...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    March 6, 2013

MSU Ext. Offers Online Courses In Weed Identification & Pesticide

Montana State University Extension and the Schutter Diagnostic Lab are offering new online courses covering plant anatomy and the diagnostic features of 32 state-listed noxious weeds. The free courses are offered to assist early detection of noxious...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    February 20, 2013

MSU Ext. Offers Online Courses In Weed Identification & Pesticide Application

Montana State University Extension and the Schutter Diagnostic Lab are offering new online courses covering plant anatomy and the diagnostic features of 32 state-listed noxious weeds. The free courses are offered to assist early detection of noxious...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    January 2, 2013

Symposium for Montana/Wyoming Barley and Sugarbeet Growers Set for Jan. 9 & 10

The 2013 Montana/Wyoming Sugar Beet Symposium will be held in Billings at the Big Horn Resort on Wednesday and Thursday, January 9-10, 2013. The symposium will feature top experts from Montana State University, University of Wyoming, North Dakota...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    December 26, 2012

Symposium for Montana/Wyoming Barley and Sugarbeet Growers Set for Jan. 9 & 10

The 2013 Montana/Wyoming Sugar Beet Symposium will be held in Billings at the Big Horn Resort on Wednesday and Thursday, January 9-10, 2013. The symposium will feature top experts from Montana State University, University of Wyoming, North Dakota...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    December 26, 2012

Crop and Pest Management School set for Jan. 2-4 at MSU

A Crop and Pest Management School on small grain crops will be held from Jan. 2 to 4 at the Burns Technology Center at Montana State University. Enrollment is limited so those who wish to attend are asked to register now. Guest speaker for the 2...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    December 19, 2012

Symposium for Montana/Wyoming Barley and Sugarbeet Growers Set for Jan. 9 & 10

The 2013 Montana/Wyoming Sugar Beet Symposium will be held in Billings at the Big Horn Resort on Wednesday and Thursday, January 9-10, 2013. The symposium will feature top experts from Montana State University, University of Wyoming, North Dakota...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    December 5, 2012

Symposium for Montana/Wyoming Barley and Sugarbeet Growers Set for Jan. 9 & 10

The 2013 Montana/Wyoming Sugar Beet Symposium will be held in Billings at the Big Horn Resort on Wednesday and Thursday, January 9-10, 2013. The symposium will feature top experts from Montana State University, University of Wyoming, North Dakota...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    December 5, 2012

Crop and Pest Management School set for Jan. 2-4 at MSU

A Crop and Pest Management School on small grain crops will be held from Jan. 2 to 4 at the Burns Technology Center at Montana State University. Enrollment is limited so those who wish to attend are asked to register now. Guest speaker for the 2...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    November 14, 2012

MSU Soil Expert Offers Fertilizing Advice For Drought-Affected Farms

The extremely dry conditions in much of Montana may affect how producers manage nutrients for crop production next year, according to a Montana State University Extension soil expert. There are a few recommended differences between nutrient managemen...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    November 7, 2012

Crop and Pest Management School set for Jan. 2-4 at MSU

A Crop and Pest Management School on small grain crops will be held from Jan. 2 to 4 at the Burns Technology Center at Montana State University. Enrollment is limited so those who wish to attend are asked to register now. Guest speaker for the 2...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    November 7, 2012

MSU Soil Expert Offers Fertilizing Advice For Drought-Affected Farms

The extremely dry conditions in much of Montana may affect how producers manage nutrients for crop production next year, according to a Montana State University Extension soil expert. There are a few recommended differences between nutrient managemen...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    October 3, 2012

MSU to Hold Agriculture Conference Oct. 26

MSU Extension and the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics will offer a conference entitled "Agriculture 2012: A Changing Landscape" from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Bozeman. The conference will provide agricultural business le...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    September 5, 2012

Two Donated Collections Bring Wild Silks, Rare Entomology Books to MSU

Two entomologists who live out of state but want others to benefit from their careers have donated collections to Montana State University. One collection is the professional library of a world expert...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    July 18, 2012

Study Shows Additional Methionine Improves Efficiency In Heifers

An extra dose of certain amino acids can help cows better use dietary protein or the nutrients they consume, according to a new study published by Agricultural Research Service scientists at the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    May 2, 2012

Spring Nitrogen Fertilizing For Optimal Wheat Production

With longer and warmer days, wheat seeding and fertilizing has begun across the state. Using the right fertilizer source, rate, timing and placement is important for optimal production. Montana State University Extension offers suggestions to help gu...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    April 4, 2012

MSU Researchers Find Protein To Up Yield From Oilseed Crops

Researchers at Montana State University have developed a protein that can be expressed in oilseed crops to increase the oil yield by as much as 40%, a development that could have an impact on the biodiesel industry. Patents on this technology have...

 
 By MSU News Service    Special Editions    March 7, 2012

Montana Nutrition Conference, Livestock Forum Set April 17-18 At Bozeman

Climate change through 2013 and its effect on agriculture will be the focus of this year’s keynote address at the Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum in Bozeman. The annual conference will begin the afternoon of April 17 and run...

 
 By MSU News Service    News    February 15, 2012

Small Business Financing Webinar On Feb. 22

Montana State University Extension and Montana Small Business Administration (SBA) will sponsor the webinar “Small Business Financing: Financing Your Business in a Booming Economy” on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from noon-1 p.m. Information on financing...

 
 By MSU News Service    Golden Roundup    February 15, 2012

Seniors Should Apply For MT Homeowner/Renter Tax Credit

Are you a Montanan who is 62 or older as of Dec. 31? If so, then check to see whether you qualify for Montana’s elderly homeowner/renter tax credit for 2011. If you can answer “yes” to all of the following questions, then you may be eligible...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    February 1, 2012

Barley Updates On Feb. 14 In Conrad, Feb. 23 In Sidney

Montana State University Extension is sponsoring two regional barley update meetings. They will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Pondera Shooting Sports Club in Conrad and on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Northern Plains Ag Research Conference Center...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    February 1, 2012

Test Pulse Seeds For Ascochyta

Researchers at Montana State University are seeing an increase in the number of samples of pulse crops containing significant amounts of the fungus blight Ascochyta over the past year. The findings represent an increase compared to blight researchers...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    February 1, 2012

Pesticide Website Offers New Tools For Gardeners, Homeowners, Applicators

The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program has created a new website for homeowners and applicators across the state. The “Pesticide Contamination Around the Home and Garden” website was built in response to the MSU Schutter...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    February 1, 2012

Nitrogen Guidelines For Cereal Forages

Cereal grains such as wheat and barley are viable alternative hay crops and can provide valuable grazing opportunities. Due to drought resistance, good yields and ability to break pest cycles of perennial crops, annual forages can be a good fit in no...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    January 25, 2012

Pesticide Website Offers New Tools For Gardeners, Homeowners, Applicators

The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program has created a new website for homeowners and applicators across the state. The “Pesticide Contamination Around the Home and Garden” website was built in response to the MSU Schutter...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    January 25, 2012

Ag Researchers Test Pulse Seeds For Ascochyta

Researchers at Montana State University are seeing an increase in the number of samples of pulse crops containing significant amounts of the fungus blight Ascochyta over the past year. The findings represent an increase compared to blight researchers...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    January 25, 2012

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop Offered At MSU

Montana State University will present a beginning beekeeping workshop on Saturday, Feb. 25. New beekeepers, including youth, can learn how to get started, first year management strategies and integrated pest management of honeybee pests and...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    December 14, 2011

Sulfur For Montana Forage Crops

Until recently, sulfur did not often limit crop growth in most Montana soils. However, modern NPK fertilizers contain less sulfur as a manufacturing by-product. Also, higher yielding varieties and more intense cropping are leading to the removal of...

 
 By MSU News Service    Agriculture    October 26, 2011

Training For Foot & Mouth Disease Response Set For Nov. 9

The Montana Agro-Emergency Preparedness Committee will present the tabletop scenario and exercise “Locally Responding to Foot and Mouth Disease” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Montana State University, Bozeman. The event will take...

 
 By MSU News Service    Ag Roundup    October 5, 2011

Vehicles Aid In Weed Seed Dispersal

Noxious weeds are often found growing along roads and trails and vehicles have long been suspected of picking up weed seeds and dispersing them to new locations. A new Montana State University Extension publication describes field studies conducted...

 

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