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MSU to host crops and weeds field day at Arthur H. Post Research Farm on July 21

June 29, 2015 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University’s College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station will host a public field day at the Arthur H. Post Research Farm on Tuesday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The teaching and research farm is located six miles west of Bozeman at 8431 Huffine Lane on U.S. Highway 191.

Regional and statewide pest control advisers, farm managers, chemical company cooperators, students and the general public are invited to the event to learn about ongoing crop and weed research programs at MSU.

The field day will include tours and presentations by MSU faculty and Extension specialists on winter wheat breeding, forage production, feeding hail-damaged crops to livestock, beneficial insects, disease management, cropping systems and nutrient and weed management. Research and demonstration plots of weed and pathogen management techniques, pesticide application strategies, cropping systems, pulse crop production and wheat breeding will be open throughout the day with staff available to answer questions.

Attendees can receive six and a half Certified Crop Adviser CEU credits, two recertification credits, and recertification credits for Montana commercial and governmental applicators holding licenses in the dealer, demonstration and research and agriculture plant pest categories.

Registration is free, and lunch and refreshments are provided. Participants are encouraged to pre-register no later than July 18 by contacting Noelle Orloff at (406) 994-6297 or Participants can also register at the Post Farm on July 21.

The schedule for the day includes the following:

8:30-9 a.m.  Registration, welcome and news - Fabian MenalledMSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

9-9:50 a.m.  “Resiliency is a Dirty Word” - Perry MillerMSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

9:50-10:40 a.m. “Cropping Systems and Nutritive Value of Grain” - Clain JonesMSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

10:40-11:30 a.m.  “Improved Winter Wheat Cultivars in Montana” - Phil Bruckner, MSU Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology  

11:30-11:50 a.m.  “Update on Forage Research” - Emily GlunkMSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences

11.50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.  “Feeding Hail-damaged Crops to Livestock” - Emily Lockard, MSU Extension

12:20-1:10 p.m.  Lunch

1:10-1:40 p.m.   “Learning to Identify Beneficial Insects Inhabiting Montana's Crops” – Kevin Wanner, MSU Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology  

1:40-2:30 p.m.  “Management of Wheat Virus” - Mary BurrowsMSU Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

2:30-3:20 p.m.  “Weed Management Update” - Ed DavisMSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Contact: Noelle Orloff, or (406) 994-6297