The Pest Management Tour is a last chance opportunity for private applicators in PAT District 4 (Eastern Montana) to obtain recertification credits before the December 31, 2021 private applicator license expiration date. Three credits will be offered for each session (AM or PM). Attendees may attend both sessions to accumulate six recertification credits.

Please be aware: The Pest Management Tour locations will be following MSU and CDC policies requesting mask use while indoors. Please do not attend if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks prior to the event or if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms. Thank you for your understanding! 

Complete printable 2021 PMT Agenda

Details by Location

  1. Scobey - October 4
  2. Plentywood - October 4
  3. Glasgow - October 5
  4. Malta - October 5
  5. Sidney - October 6
  6. Circle - October 6
  7. Terry - October 7
  8. Wibaux - October 7
  9. Miles City - October 8
  10. Forsyth - October 8

 

Scobey, MT

  • Date: Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Location: Nemont Friendship Room, Daniels County Museum, 720 2nd Avenue, Scobey, MT 59263
  • Contact: Inga Hawbaker, (406) 487-2861, inga.hawbaker@montana.edu 
  • Registration: Register by September 30
  • Lunch: On your own
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:45 am - Introduction and County Update, Inga Hawbaker, Daniels County MSU Extension Agent 
  • 8:50 am - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates, Grasshoppers and Blister Beetles, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 9:50 am - Why isn't my Pesticide Working?, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 10:40 am - Break
  • 10:55 am - Richardson's Ground Squirrels, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch on your own

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Drought and Weed Management, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Crop Weed Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Preventing Weed Spread from Hay Shipments, Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • 2:40 pm - Break
  • 2:55 pm - Small Grain Disease Management and the Value of Seed Treatments, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist
  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Inga Hawbaker, Daniels County MSU Extension Agent
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
 

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Plentywood, MT

  • Date: Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Location: Civic Center, Sheridan County Fairgrounds, 4262 MT-16, Plentywood, MT 59254
  • Contact: Amy Bowser, (406) 994-5178, amy.bowser@montana.edu 
  • Registration: Register by September 30 online or contact Amy Bowser
  • Lunch: On your own
  • Fee: Free

 

 

AM Session

  • 8:55 am - Introduction and County Update, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 9:00 am - Small Grain Disease Management and the Value of Seed Treatments, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist
  • 9:50 am - Herbicides: How do they Work? Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • 10:40 am - Break
  • 10:55 am - Drought and Weed Management, Dr. Tim Seiple, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch on your own

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Why isn't my Pesticide Working?, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates, Grasshoppers and Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 2:50 pm - Break
  • 3:05 pm - Prairie Dog Control on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 3:55 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (3)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (2)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (2)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (2)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
 

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Glasgow, MT

  • Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • Location: Glasgow Elks Lodge, 309 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow, MT 59230
  • Contact: Shelley Mills, (406) 228-6241, smills@montana.edu 
  • Registration: Register by October 1
  • Lunch: Not provided
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:45 am - Introduction and County Update, Shelley Mills, Valley County MSU Extension Agent
  • 8:50 am - Richardson's Ground Squirrel, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 9:40 am - Why isn't my Pesticide Working?, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 10:30 am - Break
  • 10:45 am - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates, Grasshoppers and Blister Beetles, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch on your own

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Preventing Weed Spread from Hay Shipments, Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Drought and Weed Management, Dr. Tim Seipel, Extension Crop Weed Specialist
  • 2:40 pm - Break
  • 2:55 pm - Small Grain Disease Management and the Value of Seed Treatments, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist
  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Shelley Mills, Valley County MSU Extension Agent
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (3)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
 

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Malta, MT

  • Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • Location: Great Northern Hotel, 2 South 1st Street East, Malta, MT 59538
  • Contact: Marko Manoukian, (406) 654-2543, acxxmm@montana.edu 
  • Registration: Register by October 1
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: $12

 

AM Session

  • 8:55 am - Introduction and County Update, Marko Manoukian, Phillips County MSU Extension Agent
  • 9:00 am - Small Grain Disease Management and the Value of Seed Treatments, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist
  • 9:50 am - Herbicides: How do they work? Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • 10:40 am - Break
  • 10:55 am - Drought and Weed Management, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch available

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Water Quality and Pesticide Performance, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates and Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 2:50 pm - Break
  • 3:05 pm - Prairie Dog Control on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 3:55 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Marko Manoukian, Phillips County MSU Extension Agent
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (3)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (2)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (2)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (2)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
 

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Sidney, MT

  • Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
  • Location: MSU Extension Office, 1499 N. Central Avenue, Sidney, MT 59270S
  • Contact: Tim Fine, (406) 433-1206, tfine@montana.edu 
  • Registration: Register by October 2
  • Lunch: Not provided
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:55 am - Introduction and County Update, Tim Fine, Richland County MSU Extension Agent
  • 9:00 am - Preventing Weed Spread from Hay Shipments, Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • 9:50 am - Drought and Weed Management, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 10:40 am - Break
  • 10:55 am - Fungicide Use in Field Crops, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch on your own

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Prairie Dog Control on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates and Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 2:50 pm - Break
  • 3:05 pm - Water Quality and Pesticide Performance, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 3:55 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Tim Fine, Richland County MSU Extension Agent
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
 

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Circle, MT

  • Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
  • Location: McCone County Fairgrounds, 14 Fairgrounds Road, Circle, MT 59215
  • Contact: Ken Nelson, (406) 485-2605, kennelson@montana.edu 
  • Registration: Register by October 2
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: $10

 

AM Session

  • 8:45 am - Introduction and County Update, Ken Nelson, McCone County MSU Extension Agent
  • 8:50 am - Why isn't my Pesticide Working? Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 9:40 am - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates, Grasshoppers, and Blister Beetles, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 10:40 am - Break
  • 10:55 am - Controlling Mice in Homes and Outbuildings, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Drought and Weed Management, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Small Grain Disease Management and the Value of Seed Treatments, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist
  • 2:40 pm - Break
  • 2:55 pm - Herbicides: How do they work? Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Ken Nelson, McCone County MSU Extension Agent
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 40 - Ind Inst Struct and Health Related (2)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 45 - School IPM (2)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (3)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (2)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (2)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (2)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
 

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Terry, MT

  • Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
  • Location: American Legion, 112 S. Logan Avenue, Terry, MT 59349
  • Contact: Sharla Sackman, (406) 635-2121, sackman@montana.edu 
  • Registration: Register by October 3
  • Lunch: Lunch on your own
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:55 am - Introduction and County Update, Sharla Sackman, Prairie County MSU Extension Agent
  • 9:00 am - Preventing Weed Spread from Hay Shipments, Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Weed Specialist
  • 9:50 am - Fungicide Use in Field Crops, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist
  • 10:40 am - Break
  • 10:55 am - Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch on your own

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates and Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 2:00 pm - Why isn't my Pesticide Working? Dr Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 2:50 pm - Break
  • 3:05 pm - Prairie Dog Control on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 3:55 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Sharla Sackman, Prairie County MSU Extension Agent
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 40 - Ind Inst Struct and Health Related (1)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 45 - School IPM (1)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)

Wibaux, MT

  • Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
  • Location: Wibaux County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall, 7900 Highway 7, Wibaux, MT 59353
  • Contact: Danielle Harper, (406) 796-2486, danielle.harper1@montana.edu 
  • Registration: Register by October 3
  • Lunch: Lunch on your own
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:45 am - Introduction and County Update, Danielle Harper, Wibaux County MSU Extension Agent
  • 8:50 am - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates, Grasshoppers and Blister Beetles, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 9:50 am - Control of Mice in Homes and Outbuildings, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 10:40 am - Break
  • 10:55 am - Water Qualit and Pesticide Performance, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch on your own

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Small Grain Disease Management and the Value of Seed Treatments, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist
  • 1:50 pm - Preventing Weed Spread from Hay Shipments, Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • 2:40 pm - Break
  • 2:55 pm - Drought and Weed Management, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Danielle Harper, Wibaux County MSU Extension Agent
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 38 - Public Health and Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 40 - Ind Inst Struct and Health Related (1)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 45 - School IPM (1)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
 

Miles City, MT

  • Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Location: Custer County Event Center, 42 Garryowen Rd, Miles City, MT 59301
  • Contact: Mike Schuldt, (406) 874-3370, acxms@montana.edu 
  • Registration: Register by October 4
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: $10 at door

 

AM Session

  • 8:55 am - Introduction and County Update, Mike Schuldt, Custer County MSU Extension Agent
  • 9:00 am - Small Grain Disease Management and the Value of Seed Treatments, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist
  • 9:50 am - Herbicides: How do they work? Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • 10:40 am - Break
  • 10:55 am - Drought and Weed Management, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch provided

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Why isn't my Pesticide Working? Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates and Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 2:50 pm - Break
  • 3:05 pm - Prairie Dog Control on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 3:55 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Mike Schuldt, Custer County MSU Extension Agent
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (3)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (2)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (2)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (2)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 45 - School IPM (1)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
 

Forsyth, MT

  • Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Location: Rosebud County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall, 513 North 16th Avenue, Forsyth, MT 59327
  • Contact: Marley Manoukian, (406) 346-7320, marley.manoukian@montana.edu
  • Registration: Register by October 4
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: $10

 

AM Session

  • 8:45 am - Introduction and County Update, Marley Manoukian, Rosebud/Treasure County MSU Extension Agent
  • 8:50 am - Prairie Dog Control on Large Landscapes, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 9:40 am - Water Quality and Pesticide Performance, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 10:30 am - Break
  • 10:45 am - Forage Update: Managing Nitrates, Grasshoppers, and Blister Beetles, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 11:45 am - Lunch provided

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Herbicides: How do they work? Noelle Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Drought and Weed Management, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 2:40 pm - Break
  • 2:55 pm - Small Grain Disease Management and the Value of Seed Treatments, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathology
  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Marley Manoukian, Rosebud/Treasure County MSU Extension Agent
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (2)
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control (1)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (1)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (1)
  • 54 - Rodent (1)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (1)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
  • 10 - Dealer (3)
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control (3)
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control (2)
  • 39 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control (3)
  • 44 - Special Utility (2)
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed (2)
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control (3)
 

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