Pondera County Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at the Pondera Shooting Sports Complex, 972 Granite Road Conrad, MT. 59425.

Speakers will cover cereal grain varieties, pulse management, soil fertility management, estate planning as well as a talk on the opportunities with Canola.

The morning session will include three talks:

Progress in Pulse Crop Breeding for Montana will be presented by Dr. Kevin McPhee, MSU Pulse Breeder. Integrated Pest Management of pulses will be addressed during his presentation.

Soil fertility management will be presented by Dr. Clain Jones. A variety of topics will be addressed including the 4Rs, acidity and volatilization of foliar applications. Integrated weed management will be covered during the presentation as a strong fertility program promotes canopy cover and helps control weeds.

Ben Brimlow from Nuseed will discuss opportunities with Canola - “Nuseed O3 Canola: A golden opportunity for the Golden Triangle”

Lunch and Snacks will be provided by Rustic Farm Girl. Co and Sponsored by Nuseed.

The afternoon session will include two talks:

Cereal grain varieties update will be presented by Wyatt Medina from Western Triangle Agriculture Research Center. Presentations will cover local test plot results and Integrated Pest Management of the wheat stem sawfly.

Dr. Marsha A. Goetting will present information on Estate Planning. Dr. Goetting is a Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist at Montana State University in Bozeman.

There is no charge for the seminar, and all producers are encouraged to attend. The seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration.

Both commercial and private pesticide licensing recertification credits will be available.

RSVP by January 5, by contacting Dan Severson, MSU Extension agent for Pondera County, at 406-271-4054.

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