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 By Tyler Lane    News    June 19, 2019 

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NARC will host their annual field day on Thursday, June 27th at 3:30 p.m. The event will take place at the research center south of Havre. NARC field day is unique from other field days because their research encompasses farming and ranching. A few... Full story

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 12, 2019

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Horticultural Questions and Answers for Upcoming Summer My ash, elm and caragana look dead. Should I cut my tree or shrub down right away and be done with it? On April 19, Fort Benton temperatures were as high as 76 degrees. On April 29, Fort Benton...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 5, 2019

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MAES-MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) and MSU Extension are hosting a field day in the Knees area on July 9th at 9:00 a.m. The site is located ¾ of a mile west of the intersection of Knees Church Road and Collins Road. John...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 29, 2019

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MSU Central Agricultural Research Center (CARC) and MSU Extension will be hosting a field day on the Highwood Bench on Wednesday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The field day will take place approximately one mile east of the Long farm on 1221...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 22, 2019

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EPA Orders Measures to Protect Paraquat Applicators and the Public Due to increased human health concerns, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final decision regarding pesticide products containing the herbicide active...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 15, 2019

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Sudangrass is a viable forage alternative for Chouteau County Sudangrass is a good haying and grazing alternative for Chouteau County livestock producers. Sudangrass can be seeded and harvested with conventional equipment in normal crop rotations....

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 8, 2019

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Cytospora Canker The fungal disease Cytospora canker is common in Montana and is most damaging on Colorado and Norway spruces. The first indications of Cytospora canker are dying lower branches with bluish-white-colored resin flowing from cankered ar...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 1, 2019

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Cropping Q&A from the Chouteau County Extension Office • Where can I find a good local resource on canola production? The Canola Production Field Pocket Guide from NDSU Extension is a valuable tool for any producer raising canola. The pocket guide...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 24, 2019

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May Gardening Notes As we begin spring management of our horticultural landscapes, here are a few reminders for the month of May. • Graft fruit trees from mid -April to early May. • Abort crab apple fruit with ethephon or naphthaleneacetic acid....

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 17, 2019

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Keep an eye out for Grass Tetany Grass tetany is a metabolic disease of cattle associated with grazing lush, green pasture. The condition is caused by low blood concentrations of magnesium, which is a required mineral for cattle. When pastures are...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 10, 2019

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The Chouteau County Soil Moisture Survey was started by Judee Wargo in 1993 to assist farmers with determining recropping potential on cereal grain stubble. After 25 years, the Chouteau County Extension Office continues to compile data for...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 3, 2019

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Information from this article comes from Dr. Peter Kolb (MSU Extension Forester). Dr. Kolb will be presenting on tree management in Fort Benton at the Memorial Ambulance building at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th. The public is welcome to attend....

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 27, 2019

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Seventh Annual Chouteau County Agriculture Day for 4th and 5th Graders The seventh annual Chouteau County Ag Days for 4th and 5th graders will take place at the Chouteau County Fairgrounds on April 25, 2019. All 4th and 5th graders in Chouteau...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 20, 2019

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Peter Kolb (Montana State University Extension Forester) will be teaching gardeners about tree trimming, tree disease management and tree insect pest management on Thursday, April 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chouteau County Memorial...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 13, 2019

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Montana State University Entomologist will be presenting to Gardeners in Fort Benton Laurie Kerzicnik (Montana State University Associate Extension Specialist and Insect Diagnostician) will be teaching gardeners about Insect Identification on Thursda...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 6, 2019

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New Montguide on Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluation (BSE) The single most important component of a successful breeding program is using fertile bulls that have passed a bull breeding soundness evaluation (BSE). Each bull is expected to contribute to...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 27, 2019

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Winter Fertilization Facts Fall and winter broadcast application of urea (46-0-0) continues to take place on various winter wheat farms across Chouteau County. The major concern of broadcasting urea is nitrogen loss through ammonia volatilization....

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 13, 2019

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Night Feeding or Daytime Calving Information for this article was taken from the February issue of the Cow Sense Chronicle written by Rachel Endecott, MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist. We’ve all experienced that middle-of-the-night calving...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 6, 2019

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Golden Triangle Herbicide-Resistance Meetings February 19, 2019 in Conrad and Fort Benton Golden Triangle MSU Extension agents will be hosting herbicide-resistance meetings on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in both Conrad and Fort Benton. A special...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 30, 2019

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Keeping House Plants Healthy During the Winter Many houseplants suffer in winter from too little light. Houseplants need sufficient light to photosynthesize and make sugars and other carbohydrates. Even a south-facing windowsill may not provide...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 23, 2019

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Management Methods for Cows during the Calving Season Managing cows to rebreed as scheduled is an important practice during the calving season. Below are a few good management practices to remember from the Cow-Calf Management Guide Section CL115....

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 16, 2019

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Golden Triangle Herbicide-Resistance Meetings February 19, 2019 (Six Commercial or Private Pesticide Credits Available) Golden Triangle MSU Extension agents will be hosting herbicide-resistance meetings on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in both Conrad...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 9, 2019

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Winter watering is important to evergreens during thawing periods Winter desiccation can be very hard on evergreen trees. Dry soil in winter often cannot replace the moisture trees lose to the cold dry winter air. The symptoms of winter damage and...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 2, 2019

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Montana’s Next Generation Conference January 25-26 Registration is now open for Montana’s Next Generation Conference, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, in Shelby. The conference will focus on business planning for the farm...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 26, 2018

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Two Upcoming Winter Beef Symposiums near Havre The Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC) near Havre, in conjunction with Hill and Blaine County Extension, will host two beef symposiums in January. The first meeting will take place on...

 

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