Agriculture

MSU Fergus County Extension Service

Extension's statewide information and Education network links Montana State University - Bozeman with citizens around the state via Extension offices in most counties and reservations. MSU Fergus County Extension Office is located in Lewistown, Montana with two Extension Agents and one 4-H Program Assistant. The Montana State University Extension...

MSU Extension Service For Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)

Montana End-of-Life Registry - Living Will Norwalk Virus and Norwalk-like Viruses - What is it? And How Do We Prevent It? A member of the well-known group of gastrointestinal viruses, this newest version has attracted the attention of the U.S. Center of Disease Control because of the severity of its symptoms. The virus is very hardy and...

MSU Extension Service Resource For Weed Watch - weeds, pesticide, control of weeds, weed pictures and Related Links

MSU Invasive Rangeland Weed Extension Toxic Plant Database 2006-2007 Weed Management Handbook 1994-1995 Commercial Horticulture Weed Control Handbook Western Rangeland Weeds Resource A Plant by Any Other Name - Another new web page provides access to a specialized segment of the GRIN database devoted to information on noxious weeds. Both...

MSU Extension Service Resource For Lawn, Garden, Vegetables, Yard, Fertilize Lawn and Related Links

For hardy lawns, mow first, fertilize later Mulch Matters By Robert Gough Plant shrub roses for colorful blooms and beautiful foliage Home Composting Why and how to compost at home - Building Bins and Boxes for Yard Waste Compost Growing Raspberries in Montana Gardens Growing Tomatoes in Montana Successful Lawns Keep the bloom, but lose...

MSU Extension Service Resource For Trees, Shrubs, Chestnuts, Pruning and Related Links

Montana Forestry Newsletter Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery - Order Form & Available Seedlings Trees and Shrubs in Montana Recognizing Tree Hazards Fall Conifer Needle Loss Blue spruce are being attacked by a fungus disease called Cytospora canker Pruning Fruit Trees Pruning Deciduous Trees Tree Injection and Implant as a...

MSU Extension Service For Speciality Crops, Organic Cropping

Herbal Crops Organic Certification For organic production, producers have to be certified through OCAM - Organic Certification Association of Montana. For the certification process, a producer would need to verify no pesticide/fertilizer use for 3 full years prior to the program. Call LouAnn Crowley 543-7645 for OCAM certification, as...

Master Gardener Program - MSU Extension

The Master Gardener Program was developed in 1972 and is in almost all 50 states, District of Columbia, and Canadian provinces. It's purpose is to train interested individuals to help the Cooperative Extension Service in the area of horticulture. A large network of MSU Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences supports the Master Gardeners in the...

MSU Extension For Livestock - Beef,Sheep,Pigs,Cattle,Cows and Related Links

The Montana Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program Effects of Body Condition and Carcass Characteristics of Cull Cows Managing and Marketing Cull Cows Interesting article on stress free weaning and early weaning strategies Liquid Feed vs. Dry Supplements for Beef Cattle Beef Cows Minerals Cow-Calf Management Guide and Cattle Producers...

Hay Hotline - MSU Extension

Hay Hotline - Montana Hay Certification Hay Exchange - Internet Complete Sellers Listing - North Dakota Montana MarketManager On-Line Hay & Pasture Listings Producers who want to buy or sell hay can search links on a new Web site Soil/Nutrient Basics and Fertilization of Hay and Pasture Nutrient Management of Hay and Pasture

MSU Extension Beef Quality Assurance - Leases, Marketing, Financial Management, Beef Network Tag Order Form & Premise ID Registration Form

Leases, Marketing, Financial Management Method of Estimating Rent for All Types of Leases Pasture Leases and Beef Cattle-Share Arrangements (Form from EB120 by Kent Williams, John Lacey, Dave Phillips & John Ranney) Beef Cattle Share Arrangement (Information from EB120 - Pasture Leases and Beef Cattle-Share Arrangements) Pasture Lease...

MSU Extension Service Resource For Forage, Hay, Feed

Alfalfa Weevil Plant Hay Barley Early Control of alfalfa weevils, pea aphids, alfalfa weevil larvae, Colorado potato beetle, green peach aphid,Cabbage seed pod weevil and beneficial insects “falcata” alfalfa "Willow Creek" forage Winter Wheat Sainfoin Guidelines on establishing alfalfa and preventing herbicide-resistant weeds Weed-free...

MSU Extension Service Resource For Crops,Grain,Fertilize,Grain Varieties,Stubble and Related Links

MSU Extension agriculture and natural resources programs apply university research and resources to help Montana agricultural producers and land owners increase profits, reduce loss, protect our food supply and sustain future resources. Here are some Extension Service Resource For Crop Weeds, Crop Pests, Soil Survey, Crop Varieties, Fertilizing,...

MSU Extension’s Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology

The Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University- Bozeman has three missions: (i) science-based undergraduate, graduate, and Extension education, (ii) research/creative activity, and (iii) outreach/service. Off-campus students, not enrolled in degree programs, want further development of their problem solving and...

MSU Extension’s Out of State Specialists

Provide an educational resource to improve the quality of people's lives by disseminating research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of Montana's people, communities and agricultural enterprises and sustain their economic status and quality of life. The Department will act as an educational resource...

MSU Extension’s Land Resources and Environmental Sciences (LRES)

Land Resources & Environmental Science is for integrating basic and applied sciences to understand and manage resources in agricultural and natural landscapes. The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences (LRES) provides science-based research/creative activity, teaching, and outreach/public service. Our role and scope is to...

MSU Extension’s Food and Nutrition Programs

MSU Extension’s Food and Nutrition Programs Focus Areas and Highlights: Nutrition Education Programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) As well as Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). SNAP-Ed offers nutrition education to SNAP participants and persons eligible to receive benefits. SNAP-Ed...