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Published June 08, 2012, 01:35 PM

MSU’s Post Research Farm hosts field day

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana State University’s Post Research Farm west of Bozeman will host a crops and weeds field day July 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

By: MSU News Service, Agweek

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana State University’s Post Research Farm west of Bozeman will host a crops and weeds field day July 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pest control advisers, farm managers, chemical company cooperators, and students can learn about ongoing crop and weed research programs at MSU. Attendees can receive 5.5 Certified Crop Adviser CEU credits (1 nutrient, 4.5 IPM, 1 crop management), 4 commercial, and 4 private applicator pesticide recertification credits.

Staff will share information about research plots and demonstrate weed management techniques, pesticide application strategies, nutrient dynamics, cropping systems, insect management and crop traits. Weed, nutrient, entomology and cropping systems specialists will discuss field trial results.

Several field experts will share updates on their research projects. Included in the event:

• Weed management presentations by Fabian Menalled, Ed Davis, Jane Mangold, Judith Barroso and Patrick Lawrence

• Spring wheat breeding with Luther Talbert

• Soil nutrient management with Rick Engel

• Integrated wireworm and cutworm management with Kevin Wanner

• MSU diagnostic services, including Toby Day, Hilary Parkinson and Linnea Skoglund

Registration is $10 and covers refreshments, lunch and a handbook.

Pre-register by July 14. Contact Hilary Parkinson at 406-994-6297 or by email at hilary.parkinson@montana.edu. You can also register at the Post Farm July 18. The Post Farm is eight miles west of Bozeman on Highway 191.

For more information, visit the MSU Cropland Weed Management website at www.ipm.montana.edu/CropWeeds.

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