Southeastern area weed meeting will be Nov. 12 in Miles City

  Weed Districts and Extension Offices in Southeastern Montana are hosting an area weed meeting on Friday, November 12 at the Eagles in  Miles City.  Three Commercial/Governmental and three Private Pesticide Applicator Credits will be awarded to those attending the meeting. Private landowners, weed board members, and state and federal agency staff are all welcome to attend this meeting.

Educational sessions begin at 1 p.m.  Becky Kington, MWCA Executive Director will talk about the Montana Weed Control Association, the work it does, and how private landowners can play an important role in the organization. Next, Mark Petersen, Fort Keogh LARRL Research Leader, will discuss a study project on Fort Keogh to examine land rehabilitation following the removal of Russian Olive. Jane Mangold, MSU Extension Rangeland Weed Specialist will describe how early detection and rapid response (EDRR) to new plant invaders contributes to prevention and plays a role in integrated weed management.  Steve Saunders, Dow AgroSciences, will give some pesticide application tips to prevent and minimize treating non-target plants as well as a review of herbicide application rates and timing.
Finally, Sharla Sackman, Prairie County Extension Agent, will demonstrate how restricted used pesticide record-keeping can be completed in an efficient and thorough manner.
Following the educational sessions, the Southeast Weed Control Association will hold its annual meeting at around 5:30 p.m. Private landowners, business people, and agency staff are all welcome to attend this annual meeting to discuss noxious weed control efforts in southeastern Montana.
For more information please contact the Prairie County Extension Office at 635-2121.

Published Nov. 3, 2010

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