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Pesticide Points Announced For Weed Webinars

In a new arrangement with the Montana Department of Agriculture developed in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, individuals will be able to qualify for MT pesticide applicator points from the comfort of their couch or their pickup. The Montana...

 

Changes to Froid Research Farm Webinar Schedule

While COVID-19 has prompted the cancellation of the annual onsite Froid Research Farm Field Day typically held in late June, two live webinars are planned to provide interested participants with important information on range and cropland weeds in...

 

2020 Froid Farm Tour To Be Moved Online, Sidney Tour Cancelled

As is true for so many similar events, the annual Froid Research Farm Field Day typically scheduled for late June has been converted from an on-the-ground event to a new virtual tour due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists and staff with...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    April 15, 2020

Spring "E-Rase Your E-Waste" Cancelled; Fall Event Still A Go

In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have cancelled this year's 2020 Spring "E-rase your E-waste" e-cycling event, originally scheduled for May 1-2 in Sidney and Fairview. "We just...

 

Intercropping And Cover Cropping Strategies Focus Of ARS BrownBagger

As weeds, disease and pest insects take a bigger bite out of farmer profits, many are looking for new ways to maintain or increase crop production, while reducing input costs for managing those pests. Among the more novel approaches to address pest...

 

Intercropping And Cover Cropping Strategies Focus Of ARS BrownBagger

As weeds, disease and pest insects take a bigger bite out of farmer profits, many are looking for new ways to maintain or increase crop production, while reducing input costs for managing those pests. Among the more novel approaches to address pest...

 

Rangeland Seeding To Manage Invasive Weeds Focus Of ARS Brownbagger

Ranchers and rangeland managers fight continual battles with invasive weeds and are always looking for new ways to keep them at bay. USDA Weed Ecologist Matt Rinella has been studying the use of seeding rangeland as a means for managing weeds over...

 

Guest Speakers At Ag Summit Will Address Weather, Livestock And Irrigation Topics, Dec. 12, Sidney

Local research results ready to roll out in your fields will be featured at the upcoming third annual MonDak Ag Research Summit in Sidney, Thursday December 12. But that’s not all. Several outside speakers are also planned to address timely...

 

Free Workshop "Palmer Amaranth: It's Coming! What You Need to Know", November 5, Sidney

SIDNEY, MT - What’s scarier than all the ghosts and goblins roaming the countryside on Halloween? Palmer Amaranth lurking in your fields! Palmer Amaranth, a pigweed relative, is one of the most serious weeds facing American agriculture today and...

 

Free Workshop "Palmer Amaranth: It's Coming! What You Need to Know", November 5, Sidney

SIDNEY, MT - What’s scarier than all the ghosts and goblins roaming the countryside on Halloween? Palmer Amaranth lurking in your fields! Palmer Amaranth, a pigweed relative, is one of the most serious weeds facing American agriculture today and...

 

Letter To The Editor

The E-rase your E-waste Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2019 Spring E-rase your E-waste events in Sidney and Fairview. The official tallies are now in and, altogether,...

 

ARS Brownbagger Looks At Agricultural Adaptation To Climate Change In Montana

As climate change continues to influence Montana rangelands, crops and livestock, as well as pollinators, diseases, pests and weeds, scientists continue to look for ways farmers, ranchers and land managers can adapt to those changes. Dr. Bruce...

 

ARS Brownbagger Looks At On-Farm Research Tool For Your Cellphone

Citizen science projects, involving ordinary people in scientific data collection efforts, are increasingly common; but now scientists, such as USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Soil Scientist Jeff Herrick, are introducing ways for...

 

Microbial Control of Insect Pests Focus of ARS Brownbagger

After two nearly two decades at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) laboratory in Sidney, MT, Insect Pathologist Stefan Jaronski is retiring, but before he goes he’s sharing his extensive knowledge of this innovative field. As a...

 

MonDak Ag Research Summit Includes Q&A Sessions with Scientists

Want to know more about ag research in this area? And the results? Have questions you'd like answered on crops and cropping systems, weeds, and diseases, or other issues impacting your farm or ranch?...

 

MonDak Agriculture Research Summit Includes Q&A Sessions With Scientists

Want to know more about ag research in this area? And the results? Have questions you’d like answered on crops and cropping systems, weeds, and diseases, or other issues impacting your farm or ranch? Here’s your opportunity! Scientists from the M...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    September 5, 2018

E-rase Your E-waste Set For September 7-8 In Sidney

It's that time of year again! Let us help you clean out your closets for fall! The annual E-rase your E-waste collection event is coming up on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8 in Sidney and MonDak area...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    August 29, 2018

E-rase Your E-waste Set For Sept 7-8 In Sidney

It’s that time of year again! Let us help you clean out your closets for fall! The annual E-rase your E-waste collection event is coming up on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8 in Sidney and MonDak area residents are invited to bring their damaged and...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    August 22, 2018

E-rase your E-waste set for Sept 7-8 in Sidney

Save the date! E-rase your E-waste organizers in Sidney have announced the dates for their annual fall collection event: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8. MonDak area residents are invited to bring their damaged and outdated electronic equipment to...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    June 13, 2018

Dryland Field Days set for June 19 and 21 in Sidney and Froid

Area producers have two opportunities in June to learn more about dryland agricultural research being done in this region including work on intercropping, renovating CRP monocultures, new cereal...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    June 6, 2018

Special Summer Brownbagger On Environmental Issues And Community Impacts

Too often conflict can occur on environmental issues primarily because proposed solutions not only impact the biology and ecology of an area but also the economic and social health of surrounding communities. Scientists and technical experts need to...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    April 4, 2018

Exploring Weed Tree Invasions Across The Globe

We don’t normally think of trees as invasive plants, but even MonDak prairie dwellers have experience with at least one “weedy” tree example. Just think of the acres of saltcedar (Tamarix) now clogging significant portions of our Yellowstone...

 

Genetics Can Aid Biocontrol Management Decisions

In the second of three Sidney Agricultural Research Service BrownBagger talks planned on biological control of invasive plant species, the emphasis is on the use of molecular tools to aid management of whitetop and saltcedar, two invasive species (a...

 

Bumble Bees Battling Sclerotinia Kick Off ARS 2018 BrownBagger Talks

A North Dakota State University researcher at the Langdon Research Extension Center is harnessing bumble bees, and soon honeybees, to help curb Sclerotinia head rot, a crippling fungal disease in sunflowers, that also affects soybean, dry beans,...

 
 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...

 

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