Category Archives: Press Release

New info released on vertebrate pests

There are 19 updated bulletins on wildlife pests available at the Montana Department of Agriculture website at http://agr.mt.gov/Topics/Vertebrate-Pests The site also includes related publications, pesticide information, Montana field guides and other related links.

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Stephen M. Vantassel publishes new editions of pest and wildlife pest books

Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, the Vertebrate Pest Specialist at Montana Department of griculture had published two new editions, Being Kind to Animal Pests, 2nd edition and The Wildlife Removal Handbook, 3rd edition. They are available at Amazon.com and/or Lulu.com.  

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New Citizen Science Mosquito Habitat Mapping Tool Announced

NASA and Global Observer has teamed together to produce an APP for the public to map mosquito sites. Links to information are below. https://observer.globe.gov/about/get-the-app https://observer.globe.gov/news-events/news/-/blogs/25208793?r_p_id=user_blog&curPage=1&curDelta=5 https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-citizen-science-app-tackles-mosquito-borne-disease https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2017/06/28/time-to-hunt-some-blood-sucking-bugs/?src=eoa-blogs  

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National Academies Study on Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are pleased to announce Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research, a new study to identify ambitious scientific opportunities in food and agriculture made possible by incorporating knowledge and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin pallet maker fined for environmental fraud

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg Russel Wetenkamp, site manager for Timber Creek Resource in Wisconsin, pled guilty and was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin to criminal violations related to the Plant … Continue reading

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Temperature inversion and herbicide applications

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg The following tips were presented in a Delta Farm Press article related to the dicamba drift debate. Because some herbicide labels include instructions about not applying during a temperature inversion, I am … Continue reading

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APHIS will accept proposals for FY 2018 NCPN cooperative agreements through Oct. 6

The NCPN provides high-quality, propagated plant material that is free of plant pathogens and pests that can cause economic losses to the American specialty crop industry. USDA’s goal is to create an effective, uniform, consistent, efficient, and highly self-sufficient network … Continue reading

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USDA Announces $7.2 Million for Research on Plant-Biotic Interactions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 10 grants totaling $7.2 million for research on the interactions of plants, microbes, and invertebrates. This is the first round of grants awarded through the … Continue reading

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Michigan State sets Garden Day for Aug. 5

MSU Garden Day 2017 Saturday, Aug. 5 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Click here to register on-line Click here for additional information Join us for Garden Day 2017 and add a little spice to your life with Helen Yoest! In … Continue reading

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Management of honey bee colonies may contribute to Varroa populations, study shows

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg Close proximity of honey bee colonies may contribute to Varroa population growth and virus transmission, according to an article recently published in Environmental Entomology. Varroa just detach from their current host and hitch … Continue reading

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