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

May 20, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – 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.

Attendees can receive Certified Crop Adviser CEU credits and commercial and private applicator pesticide recertification credits.

Field Day is an opportunity for pest control advisers, farm managers, chemical company cooperators and students to learn about ongoing crop and weed research programs at MSU. Research and demonstration plots of weed management techniques, pesticide application strategies, nutrient dynamics, cropping systems, insect management, and crop traits will be open throughout the day with staff available to answer questions. Participants can also bring in water samples to do a quick pH test.

Speakers will include Fabian Menalled, Ed Davis, Erick Lehnhoff, and Erin Burns on weed management; Phil Bruckner on winter wheat breeding; Cecil Tharp on water quality and pesticide performance, David Weaver on wheat stem sawfly management; Pat Hatfield on integrated crop-livestock programs, and Emily Lockard, Hilary Parkinson and Linnea Skoglund on MSU Extension programs.

Registration is free.  Refreshments, lunch and handbook will be provided.

The schedule is:

8:30 to 9 a.m. --   Registration, welcome and news.

9 to 9:10 a.m. -- MSU Extension, Gallatin County news.

9:10 to 9:40 a.m. -- Pathogen and weed ID. Hilary Parkinson and Linnea Skoglund, MSU Schutter Diagnostic Lab

9:40 to 10:20 am. -- Integrated crop-livestock production. Pat Hatfield, Animal and Range Sciences.

10:20 to 11 a.m. -- Herbicide resistance, news and updates. Fabian Menalled, Erik Lehnhoff, and Erin Burns, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.

11 a.m. to noon -- Weed management in Montana.  Ed Davis and Menalled, LRES

Noon to 12:40 p.m. -- Lunch break

12:40 to 1:20 pm. -- Impact of water quality on pesticide performance. Cecil Tharp, Animal and Range Sciences.

1:20 to 2 p.m. -- Wheat stem sawfly management.  David Weaver, LRES

2 to 2:40 pm. -- Winter canola agronomy and diversified crop rotations. Perry Miller, LRES

2:40 to 3:30 pm. -- Winter wheat breeding for Montana.  Phil Bruckner, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology.

3:30 pm – Adjourn

Participants are asked to pre-register no later than June 10 by contacting Hilary Parkinson at (406) 994-6297 or They can otherwise register at the Post Farm on June 27. The Post Farm is located six miles west of Bozeman on U.S. Highway 191.

For more information, visit the MSU Cropland Weed Management Website at

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or