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

October 25, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - 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 ½-day workshop will be Tim Murray, a professor and chair of the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University. Murray, who will speak about cereal diseases, has 20 years of experience researching small cereal grain pathology and an extensive publication record on that subject.

Also speaking will be Héctor Cárcamo, research scientist with Agriculture Canada in Lethbridge Alberta. He will discuss the use of trap crops in Integrated Pest Management. Brett Allen, a USDA research agronomist from Sidney, will talk about dryland cropping systems. Twelve staff members from four MSU departments will also discuss weed, disease, insect and nutrient management, as well as wheat breeding.

A registration fee of $195 will cover workshop supplies, morning and afternoon refreshments, parking and the traditional pizza dinner at Colombo's. Crop consulting (CCA), private pesticide applicator and commercial/government pesticide applicator credits will be available.

For the schedule of events and registration details, visit http://plantsciences.montana.edu/mtproducerinfo.html and look under "Crop Pest Management School 2013." For more information, contact Kevin Wanner at kwanner@montana.edu

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu