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Crops and weeds field day at MSU Post Research Farm set for July 8

June 25, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – The annual crops and weeds field day will be held at Montana State University's Post Research Farm west of Bozeman on Tuesday July 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

This is an opportunity for pest control advisors, farm managers, chemical company cooperators, students and the general public to learn about ongoing crop and weed research programs at MSU. Research and demonstration plots of weed and pathogen management techniques, pesticide application strategies, cropping systems, pulse crop production and spring wheat breeding will be open throughout the day with staff available to answer questions.

Speakers will include Jane Mangold, Fabian Menalled, Ed Davis, Erick Lehnhoff, and Erin Burns on weed management; Alan Dyer on cereal pathogens; Chengci Chen on pulse crop production; Kent McVay on crop rotations; Hilary Parkinson on pest identification; and Luther Talbert on spring wheat breeding.

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

For information contact Hilary Parkinson at (406) 994-6297 or via e-mail hilary.parkinson@montana.edu. You can also register at the Post Farm on July 8. The Post Farm is located six miles west of Bozeman on Highway 191.

For more information, please visit the MSU Cropland Weed Management Web site at http://www.ipm.montana.edu/CropWeeds.

Contact: Fabian D. Menalled, (406) 994-4783, Menalled@montana.edu.