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 By Tyler Lane    News    April 1, 2020 

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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 27 years, the Chouteau County Extension Office continues to compile data for...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 25, 2020

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New 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 18, 2020

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The eighth annual Chouteau County Ag Days for 4th and 5th graders will take place at the Chouteau County Fairgrounds on May 6, 2020. All 4th and 5th graders in Chouteau County are invited to attend. Home school kids who are interested in participatin...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 11, 2020

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Rachel Endecott (previous MSU Extension Beef specialist) wrote an informative article on calf vaccinations in 2017. We have always given vaccinations to young calves, but do we understand the science behind the diseases we are vaccinating for? Calf...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 4, 2020

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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 are favorable for survival. Outbreaks do not necessarily...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 26, 2020

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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 three years. • The best time to collect a...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 19, 2020

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Should I feed this moldy hay? According to Rachel Endecott (Previous MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist) Moldy hay (or other moldy feedstuffs) won’t always contain dangerous or poisonous compounds; however, the presence of mold itself can...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 12, 2020

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EPA Finalizes Glyphosate Mitigation EPA has concluded its regulatory review of glyphosate—the most widely used herbicide in the United States. After a thorough review of the best available science, as required under the Federal Insecticide,...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 5, 2020

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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 die back may not become visible until spring or summer growth...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 29, 2020

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2020 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum The 2020 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum will take place on April 14-15 at the Best Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman. Registration forms are available at https://www.montana.edu/nu...

 
 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...

 

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