The annual Pest Management Tour is a last chance opportunity for private applicators in PAT District 5 (Southcentral Montana) to obtain recertification credits before the December 31, 2022 private applicator license expiration date. Three credits will be offered for each session (AM or PM) at each location. Attendees may attend both sessions to accumulate six recertification credits.

Printable Agenda

Details by Location

  1. October 3 - Stanford
  2. October 4 - Roundup
  3. October 4 - Billings
  4. October 5 - Joliet
  5. October 5 - Columbus
  6. October 6 - Big Timber
  7. October 6 - Harlowton

 

Stanford, Judith Basin County

  • Date: Monday, October 3, 2022
  • Location: Stanford City Hall, 102 Central Ave., Stanford, MT 59479
  • Contact: Katie Hatlelid, katherine.hatlelid@montana.edu, (406) 566-2277 x104
  • Registration: By October 1.
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:50 am - Introduction and County Update, Katie Hatlelid, MSU Extension Agent - Judith Basin
  • 8:55 am - Control of Richardson's Ground Squirrel on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 9:45 am - Biology and Management of Insecticide Resistant Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Kevin Wanner, MSU Extension Crop Entomologist
  • 10:35 am - Break
  • 10:50 am - Nitrates and Forage Pest Update, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 11:40 am - Lunch

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Invasive Annual Grass Management in Range and Pasture, Dr. Jane Mangold, MSU Extension Rangeland Weed Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Integrated Weed Management in an Age of Herbicide Resistance, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 2:40 pm - Break
  • 2:55 pm - Crop Disease Update and Integrated Management Approaches, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Extension Associate Plant Pathologist
  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Katie Hatlelid, MSU Extension Agent - Judith Basin
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control      1
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
54 - Rodent      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 & Research Pest Control      3
55 - Regulatory Weed      2
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3

 

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Roundup, Musselshell County

  • Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  • Location: Central Commons Facility, 610 2nd St. W, Roundup, MT 59072
  • Contact: Jennifer Solf, (406) 323-2704, jennifer.solf@montana.edu 
  • Registration: RSVP by October 1.
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: Free

AM Session

  • 8:50 am - Introduction and County Update, Jennifer Solf, MSU Extension Agent - Musselshell/Golden Valley
  • 8:55 am - Nitrates and Forage Pest (Blister Beetles and Weeds) Update, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 9:45 am - Control of Richardson's Ground Squirrel on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 10:35 am - Break
  • 10:50 am - Biology and Management of Insecticide Resistant Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Kevin Wanner, MSU Extension Crop Entomologist
  • 11:40 am - Lunch

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Integrated Weed Management in an Age of Herbicide Resistance, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 1:50 pm - Invasive Annual Grass Management in Range and Pasture, Dr. Jane Mangold, MSU Extension Rangeland Weed Specialist
  • 2:40 pm - Break
  • 2:55 pm - Crop Disease Update and Integrated Management Approaches, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Extension Associate Plant Pathologist
  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks and Survey, Jennifer Solf, MSU Extension Agent - Musselshell/Golden Valley
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control      1
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
54 - Rodent      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 & Research Pest Control      3
55 - Regulatory Weed      2
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3

 

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Billings, Yellowstone County

  • Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  • Location: 4-H Building - MetraPark, 308 6th Ave. N, Billings, MT 59101
  • Contact: Roni Baker, (406) 256-2828, ronibaker@montana.edu
  • Registration: RSVP by September 27th.
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: Free

AM Session

  • 8:50 am - Introduction and Pesticide Education Update, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 8:55 am - Crop Disease Update and Integrated Management Approaches, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Extension Associate Plant Pathologist
  • 9:45 am - Integrated Weed Management in an Age of Herbicide Resistance, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 10:35 am - Break
  • 10:50 am - Invasive Annual Grass Management in Range and Pasture, Dr. Jane Mangold, MSU Extension Rangeland Weed Specialist
  • 11:40 am - Lunch

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Managing Wireworms, Pea Leaf Weevil and Insecticide Resistant Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Kevin Wanner, MSU Extension Crop Entomologist
  • 1:50 pm - Control of Richardson's Ground Squirrel on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 2:40 pm - Break
  • 2:55 pm - Nitrates and Forage Pest Update, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 3:45 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 & Research Pest Control      3
55 - Regulatory Weed      2
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control      1
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
54 - Rodent      1
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3

 

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Joliet, Carbon County

  • Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • Location: Joliet Community Center, 209 East Front Ave., Joliet, MT 59041
  • Contact: Carbon County Extension, carbon@montana.edu, (406) 962-3522
  • Registration: RSVP by October 2.
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:50 am - Introduction and County Update, Nikki Bailey, MSU Extension Carbon County Agent

  • 8:55 am - Biology and Management of Insecticide Resistant Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Kevin Wanner, MSU Extension Crop Entomologist 

  • 9:45 am - Control of Richardson’s Ground Squirrel on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist 

  • 10:35 am - Break 

  • 10:50 am - Nitrates and Forage Pest Update, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist

  • 11:40 am - Lunch

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Invasive Annual Grass Management in Range and Pasture, Dr. Jane Mangold, MSU Rangeland Weed Specialist 

  • 1:50 pm - Integrated Weed Management in an Age of Herbicide Resistance, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist 

  • 2:40 pm - Break 

  • 2:55 pm - Crop Disease Update and Integrated Management Approaches, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist 

  • 3:45pm - Closing Remarks & Survey, Nikki Bailey, MSU Extension Carbon County Agent

  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned  

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control      1
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
54 - Rodent      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 & Research Pest Control      3
55 - Regulatory Weed      2
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3

 

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Columbus, Stillwater County

  • Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • Location: Stillwater County Fairgrounds, 328 East 5th Avenue North
  • Contact: Lee Schmelzer, MSU Extension Agent - Stillwater County, (406) 322-8035, lees@montana.edu 
  • Registration: RSVP by OCtober 2
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:50 am - Introduction and Pesticide Education Update, Lee Schmelzer, MSU ExtensionStillwater County Agent 

  • 8:55 am - Integrated Weed Management in an Age of Herbicide Resistance,  Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist 

  • 9:45 am - Invasive Annual Grass Management in Range and Pasture, Dr. Jane Mangold, MSU Extension Rangeland Weed Specialist 

  • 10:35 am - Break

  • 10:50 am - Crop Disease Update and Integrated Management Approaches, Uta McKelvey, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist 

  • 11:40 am - Lunch 

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Managing Wireworms, Pea Leaf Weevil and Insecticide Resistant Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Kevin Wanner, MSU Crop Insect Specialist 

  • 1:50 pm - Control of Richardson’s Ground Squirrel on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist 

  • 2:40 pm - Break 

  • 2:55 pm - Nitrates and Forage Pest Update, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Forage Crop Specialist 

  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks & Survey, Lee Schmelzer, MSU Extension Stillwater County Agent 

  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned  

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
37 - Right of Way Pest Control      2
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
55 - Regulatory Weed      2
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control      1
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
54 - Rodent      1
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3
 

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Big Timber, Sweet Grass County

  • Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
  • Location: Sweet Grass County Fairgrounds, 137 Fairgrounds Rd, Big Timber, MT 59011
  • Contact: Marc King, (406) 580-2556, mking@montana.edu 
  • Registration: RSVP by September 30
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:50 am - Introduction and County Update, Marc King, MSU Extension Sweet Grass County Agent 

  • 8:55 am - Nitrates and Forage Pest Update, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist 

  • 9:45 am - Managing Wireworms, Pea Leaf Weevil and Insecticide Resistant Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Kevin Wanner, MSU Crop Insect Specialist

  • 10:35 am - Break 

  • 10:50 am - Control of Richardson’s Ground Squirrel on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist 

  • 11:40 am - Lunch 

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Invasive Annual Grass Management in Range and Pasture, Dr. Jane Mangold, MSU Rangeland Weed Specialist

  • 1:50 pm - Integrated Weed Management in an Age of Herbicide Resistance, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist 

  • 2:40 pm - Break 

  • 2:55 pm - Crop Disease Update and Integrated Management Approaches, Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist 

  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks & Survey, Marc King, MSU Extension Sweet Grass County Agent 

  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned  

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control      1
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
54 - Rodent      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 & Research Pest Control      3
55 - Regulatory Weed      2
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3
 

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Harlowton, Wheatland County

  • Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
  • Location: IAGT (Formerly the Federated Church)s, 15 1st Street NW, Harlowton, MT 59036
  • Contact: Mandie Reed, reed@montana.edu, (406) 632-4728
  • Registration: RSVP by October 3
  • Lunch: Provided
  • Fee: Free

 

AM Session

  • 8:50 am - Introduction and Pesticide Education Update, Mandie Reed, MSU Extension Wheatland County Agent 

  • 8:55 am - Crop Disease Update and Integrated Management Approaches, Uta McKelvey, MSU Associate Extension Plant Pathologist 

  • 9:45 am - Invasive Annual Grass Management in Range and Pasture, Dr. Jane Mangold, MSU Extension Rangeland Weed Specialist 

  • 10:35 am - Break 

  • 10:50 am - Integrated Weed Management in an Age of Herbicide Resistance, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist

  • 11:40 am - Lunch

PM Session

  • 1:00 pm - Control of Richardson’s Ground Squirrel on Large Acreages, Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist 

  • 1:50 pm - Managing Wireworms, Pea Leaf Weevil and Insecticide Resistant Alfalfa Weevils, Dr. Kevin Wanner, MSU Crop Insect Specialist 

  • 2:40 pm - Break 

  • 2:55 pm - Nitrates and Forage Pest Update, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Forage Crop Specialist 

  • 3:45 pm - Closing Remarks & Survey, Mandie Reed, MSU Extension Wheatland County Agent 

  • 4:00 pm - Adjourned  

     

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
37 - Right of Way Pest Control      2
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
55 - Regulatory Weed      2
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3

10 - Dealer      3
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      3
32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control      1
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      3
54 - Rodent      1
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      3

 

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