October 20, 2021
Dr. Jane Mangold to Speak at Chouteau County Livestock Protective Association
The Chouteau County Livestock Protective Association annual meeting will take place on Thursday, November 11th at 3:00 p.m. at the Club House in Fort Benton. A social will follow the business meeting at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00. Please RSVP Buck Goldhahn at 622-5572 so the cooks can have notice on how many people will be attending. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Jane Mangold (MSU Extension Invasive Plant Specialist). Dr. Mangold will cover identification and management of cheatgrass and ventenata in rangeland and share research-based information on Indaziflam (Rejuvra®) which is a pre-emergent herbicide used to control annual grass weeds like cheatgrass, Japanese brome, ventenata and medusahead. Ventenata is an invasive grass recently found as close as Cascade County. Ventenata also has low forage value and shallow root structure resulting in decreased range production and increased risk of soil erosion. Prevention and early detection can help slow the spread of this new invader.
Dr. Mangold encourages all producers to come with questions or ideas on how MSU Extension can help improve weed management of rangeland of Chouteau County livestock operations.
For additional information on range management please contact the MSU Extension Chouteau County office at 622-3751 or stop in at the green building next to the Chouteau County Courthouse.
Montana State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Montana Counties Cooperating. MSU Extension is an equal opportunity/affirmative action provider of educational outreach