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 By Tyler Lane    News    May 8, 2024

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Don’t Forget to Monitor for Cutworms in Early Spring Two major cutworm species, the western and the army cutworm, are serious but sporadic pests for Montana producers. Outbreaks can occur when cutworm populations are high and weather conditions a...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 24, 2024

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Lawn Management Information The Master Gardener program provides research-based information for gardeners. This year, we had nineteen gardeners participate in the class. Below are a few notes taken from the turf management portion of the program. • R...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 17, 2024

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Are Your Pine Needles Brown, Red or Purple? It Could be Winterburn. Information from this article comes from Dr. Peter Kolb (MSU Extension Forester). During dry and cold winters, evergreen trees growing in windbreaks or other exposed areas are...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 10, 2024

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Recropping Potential is Poor to Fair for North Chouteau County The Chouteau County Soil Moisture Survey was started by Judee Wargo in 1993 to assist farmers in determining recropping potential on cereal grain stubble. After 31 years, the Chouteau...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 3, 2024

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Seeding Practices for Pulses The Chouteau County Extension office has compiled notes per communications and workshops from Extension professionals. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 622-3751. • Testing s...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 27, 2024

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Eleventh Annual Chouteau County Agriculture Day The eleventh annual Chouteau County Ag Day for 4th and 5th graders will take place at the Chouteau County Fairgrounds on May 7, 2024. All 4th and 5th graders in Chouteau County are invited to attend. Ho...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 20, 2024

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Montguide Available for Bull Buyers Kari Lewis and Wendy Becker, MSU Extension Agents from Glacier County and Fort Peck Reservation have developed a resource for the bull buying season. The MontGuide is available at the Chouteau County Extension...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 13, 2024

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Helping You Prepare for the Gardening Season Believe it or not, the gardening season will be upon us before we know it. Below are a few gardening facts to help you prepare for the upcoming season. • Soil tests should be taken in the garden every t...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 6, 2024

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The 4-H Shooting Sports 2024 Chouteau County Invitational Shoot was held February 24th in Fort Benton with 64 members registered to shoot. Participants were mostly from the Golden Triangle Counties. Other counties participating were Flathead, Lewis a...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 28, 2024

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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 21, 2024

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Master Gardener Level 1 Class in Fort Benton (please pre-register) MSU Extension level 1 Master Gardener classes will take place in Fort Benton. Now is your chance to participate in an excellent educational opportunity. The class will begin on March...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 14, 2024

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Calving and Handling Calving Difficulties Guide Available Dr. R. G. Mortimer, a veterinarian from Colorado State University has written a on guide on Calving and Handling Calving Difficulties. One important part of the document are drawings of calf...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 7, 2024

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Top Yielding Spring Wheat Varieties for Chouteau County MSU Agricultural Research Centers have one test plot for spring wheat in Chouteau county which is managed by MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC) north of Loma. A special thanks to...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 31, 2024

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Many Reasons Why Deciduous Trees Should Not Be Topped Topping is the drastic removal or cutting back of large branches in mature trees. The tree is sheared like a hedge and the main branches are cut to stubs. Many homeowners top trees when they...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 24, 2024

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Grasshopper Management and Sign-up for Ranchers A Grasshopper management seminar and sign-up program will take place on February 13, at 1:00 at the Ag Center in Fort Benton. The 2023-2024 forecast map shows Chouteau County in the worst...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 17, 2024

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Why Should Homeowners Use Registered Herbicide Products on Weeds? This article was written by Noelle Orloff, Associate MSU Extension Specialist and MSU Schutter Lab Diagnostician. We regularly answer questions from people interested in using...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 10, 2024

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Master Gardener Level 1 Class in Chouteau County (please pre-register) MSU Extension level 1 Master Gardener classes will take place in Chouteau County pending pre-registration numbers. Now is your chance to participate in an excellent educational...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 3, 2024

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Max Ag will sponsor Golden Triangle Cropping Seminar on January 11 in Fort Benton Montana State University Extension will host its annual cropping seminar series in Fort Benton on January 11, 2024. Registration begins at the Ag Center (1205 20th...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 27, 2023

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8 Montana’s Next Generation Conference Montana’s Next Generation Conference is on the calendar for Saturday, Jan. 27 in Shelby, MT. Montana’s Next Generation Conference is planning to be back up live and in-person for 2024 with an education packe...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 20, 2023

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How Do We Improve Percent Calf Crop Weaned? Percent calf-crop weaned is of paramount economic importance in a cow-calf operation. Selection, mating and management to improve reproductive efficiency are all important areas to improve percent... Full story

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 13, 2023

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Master Gardener Level 1 Class in Chouteau County (please pre-register) MSU Extension level 1 Master Gardener classes will take place in Chouteau County pending pre-registration numbers. Now is your chance to participate in an excellent educational...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 6, 2023

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Master Gardener Level 1 Class in Chouteau County (please pre-register) MSU Extension level 1 Master Gardener classes will take place in Chouteau County pending pre-registration numbers. Now is your chance to participate in an excellent educational...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 29, 2023

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Christmas Tree Care When it comes to Christmas tree care during the holidays, the best strategy is to keep it simple. All a tree really needs to maintain freshness is adequate water. Longevity is easily achieved by using the proper tree stand and...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 22, 2023

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Five Additional Activities Improving Cow Herd Profitability Paul Beck, Oklahoma State University State Extension Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist Tight cattle supplies and record cattle prices are wonderful, but costs of production have also...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 15, 2023

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Chouteau County Juniors and Seniors Will Participate in 2023 Chouteau County Agricultural Business Day Junior and senior students from Big Sandy, Fort Benton, Geraldine, Highwood and Chouteau county home schools will participate in the 2023 Chouteau...

 

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