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 By Tyler Lane    News    January 22, 2020 

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Montana State University Extension will host a free seminar on February 11 in Great Falls. Speakers will discuss hemp research, use of pesticides with hemp, and update on hemp grown in Montana. Jan Slaski, PhD, PaG is a principle researcher with...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 15, 2020

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MSU Extension level 1 Master Gardener classes will take place in Fort Benton or Big Sandy in February pending pre-registration numbers. Now is your chance to participate in an excellent educational opportunity. If ten people pre-register, we will...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 8, 2020

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Dr. R. G. Mortimer, a Veterinarian from Colorado State University has written a nice handout on Calving and Handling Calving Difficulties. The Chouteau County Extension Office has a handout available. Our office can e-mail it to you, or you can come...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 1, 2020

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Initial Pesticide Trainings in Hingham, Fort Benton, Chester and Great Falls The MSU Golden Triangle Extension Agents are facilitating four private applicator initial trainings this winter. Currently 104 Chouteau County producers have not met the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 25, 2019

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MSU Extension level 1 Master Gardener classes will take place in Fort Benton or Big Sandy in February pending pre-registration numbers. Now is your chance to participate in an excellent educational opportunity. If ten people pre-register, we will...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 18, 2019

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Beef Nutrition Workshop in Valier MSU Extension Pondera County Extension is hosting a Livestock nutrition workshop at the Valier Civic Center on December 21. Agenda: 1:00 - 1:30 - Registration 1:30 - 2:20 - What’s in Your Bale by Adriane Good (MSU...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 11, 2019

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Thanks in Advance to MaxAg for Sponsoring Lunch at the Seminar in Fort Benton Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar series January 6-10 in Fort Benton, Stanford, Havre, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Conrad,...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 4, 2019

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2019 Golden Triangle Sheep Seminar in Conrad sponsored by the Front Range Wool Pool The annual event will take place on Tuesday, December 17 at the Moose Lodge in Conrad. Registration will begin at 2 p.m. Presenters and content are as follows: ...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 27, 2019

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I found an interesting article from Canada on stretching hay supply with straw. The article is located at https://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/2017/11/06/stretching-your-cattles-hay-supply-with-straw/. I asked Dr. Megan Van Emon (MSU Assistant...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 20, 2019

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The Montana State University Central Agricultural Experiment Station will host its annual research roundup event in Lewistown from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The event will showcase ongoing projects at the research center and offer...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 13, 2019

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Free Gardening Management Calendars available at Extension Office The 2020 Urban IPM calendars are packed with monthly information on how to take care of your yard & garden, along with photos from horticulturists around the state! Get yours today by...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 6, 2019

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Sampling of hay is essential to livestock management. Hay sampling is best accomplished with a hollow core probe consisting of a stainless-steel tube and a sharp cutting end. The Chouteau County Extension office has a hay probe available for check...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    October 30, 2019

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The MSU Extension non-soil agricultural fumigation manual for private applicators (EB0229) is available at the Chouteau County Extension office. Many fumigants are classified among the most toxic pesticides currently available for use. Accidents are...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    October 16, 2019

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The annual Chouteau County Livestock Protective Association meeting will take place on Thursday, November 21th at 3:00 p.m. at the Vets Hall in Geraldine. A social will follow the business meeting at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00. Please RSVP...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    October 9, 2019

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Should I spray Canada thistle this Fall? According to Tim Seipel, MSU Cropland Weed Extension Specialist, producers need to wait until it warms up before they spray. Hopefully, producers will get another window of good fall weather to get out and...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    October 2, 2019

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The article below is a portion of an article written by Peter Kolb (MSU Extension Forester). The article is available in full at the Chouteau County Extension office. The article explains the natural phenomenon of fall needle drop, insect management,...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 18, 2019

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Pre-seeding fertilizer tips for farmers Clain Jones, MSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist Presented at the Montana Agricultural Business Association last winter in Great Falls. The majority of the presentation contained a variety of fertilizer...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 11, 2019

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Managing horticultural landscapes in September is essential to healthy production during the growing season. Below are a few recommendations for Chouteau county gardeners. • The average first frost is September 15 (Carter), September 18...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 4, 2019

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The 2019 Chouteau County 4-H and FFA livestock carcass contest took place at Pioneer Meats in Big Timber. A total of 63 Chouteau County 4-H animals were evaluated for carcass quality by Mark King (MSU Extension Sweet Grass County). The purpose of...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 28, 2019

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Many Chouteau County producers research their winter wheat varieties in the spring and their spring crop varieties in the Fall. As a result, it is time to let producers know about a new malt barley called Buzz. Malt Barley is generally rejected when...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 21, 2019

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4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 14, 2019

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Managing horticultural landscapes in September is essential to healthy production during the growing season. Below are a few recommendations for Chouteau county gardeners. • The average first frost is September 15 (Carter), September 18...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 7, 2019

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MSU Agriculture research centers have three test plots for winter wheat in Chouteau County. Research plots are managed by MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) south of the Knees, MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC)...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 31, 2019

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It is recommended to allow a minimum of 30 days between the last harvest and the first killing frost in the fall to allow alfalfa plants time for sufficient carbohydrate accumulation. It is important to know the average date of the first killing...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 24, 2019

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• Water trees three times a month in addition to watering your lawn. • Deep watering to a depth of 12” inches below the soil surface is recommended. Saturate the soil around the tree within the “dripline” (the outer edges of the tree’s...

 

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