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 generate and disseminate objective, science-based knowledge about land resources and environmental management. The department brings together disciplines related to soils, water, insects, plants, and microorganisms to achieve an integrated multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and managing ecosystems. Off-campus instructional programs (e.g., MSU Extension Service) provide research-based information, technological developments, and basic education to land resource managers, agricultural producers, and other citizens. In fulfilling the University’s Land Grant mission, LRES faculty members extend their knowledge, skills, abilities, and creative discoveries leading to practical applications that benefit Montana and the nation.

The MSU College of Agriculture works closely with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES), which conducts relevant research for the people of Montana, and MSU Extension, which disseminates the research findings through a network of county and reservation offices. Many College of Agriculture faculty and staff are fully or partially funded by MAES or MSU Extension.

Developing educational resources for extension programs; applied research in soil and water quality with emphasis on nutrient and pesticide management practices; integration of new technologies in agricultural and natural systems that incorporate unique climatic, soil and environmental conditions.

Research and extension focused on integrated management of agricultural weeds. Understanding the mechanisms conditioning the abundance and distribution of annual and perennial weeds in agricultural systems. Weed population and community dynamics, crop-weed competition, herbicide resistance, and weed management in conventional and alternative cropping systems.

Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management program

The Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management program at MSU focuses on the processes that affect nutrient cycling so that they can be managed more sustainably. Soil testing can detect low nutrient levels that lead to possible crop nutrient deficiencies.

In addition, soil testing allows for timely adjustments in fertilizer applications, reducing input costs. Understanding the economics of fertilizing, yield goals, and crop quality, along with soil fertility management can assist the producer in meeting profit goals. Currently, the effects of cropping systems and tillage systems on nitrogen and phosphorus availability are being investigated. Research conducted at MSU, the Agricultural Research Centers, and throughout the region, are synthesized into fact sheets, modules, and presentations geared toward extension agents, crop advisers, farmers, ranchers, and/or homeowners.

Soil Fertility Extension Program
Under - Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173120
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120
Tel. 406-994-6076
Email: cla...@montana.edu
Website: http://landresources.montana.edu/soilfertility/

Montana Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center

The Montana Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center is part of the Western Integrated Pest Management Center, authorized by Section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998. Our function is to provide pest management information to agriculture and horticulture of Montana and surrounding states, prioritize and coordinate pest management research, extension and educational programs, and respond to the informational needs of the public and private sectors on a regional basis. The Montana Integrated Pest Management Center is supported in part by the Western Integrated Pest Management Center.
Montana IPM Center
Montana State University
119 Plant BioSciences
P.O. Box 173150
Bozeman,-MT -59717
Tel: (406) 994-5161
Fax: (406) 994-7600
Email: upl...@montana.edu
Website: http://ipm.montana.edu/

Montana Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center

The Montana Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center is part of the Western Integrated Pest Management Center, authorized by Section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998. Their function is to provide pest management information to agriculture and horticulture of Montana and surrounding states, prioritize and coordinate pest management research, extension and educational programs, and respond to the informational needs of the public and private sectors on a regional basis. The Montana Integrated Pest Management Center is supported in part by the Western Integrated Pest Management Center.
Montana IPM Center
Montana State University
119 Plant BioSciences
P.O. Box 173150
Bozeman,-MT -59717
Tel: (406) 994-5161
Fax: (406) 994-7600
Email: upl...@montana.edu
Website: http://ipm.montana.edu/

Online copies of this Extension bulletin can be downloaded from the Extension Publication link at http://landresources.montana.edu/soilfertility/. To find other Extension Publications and ordering information for printed copies, visit http://msuextension.org/publications.asp or call (406) 994-3273.

Additional related topics and contacts can be found on the Range Extension Program, Forage Extension Program or Extension Water Quality Program.

Office Staff For Fergus County MSU Extension’s Land Resources and Environmental Sciences (LRES):

Denise Seilstad (Fergus County)
Agent
Tel.: (406) 535-3919
dsei...@montana.edu

Darren Crawford (Fergus County)
Agent
Tel.: (406) 535-3919
d...@montana.edu

Bertie Brown (Fergus County)
Administrative Support
Tel.: (406) 535-3919
fer...@montana.edu

Jennifer Saunders (Fergus County)
4-H Support
Tel.: (406) 535-3919
ferg...@montana.edu

Adam Sigler (Land Resources & Environmental Sciences)
Research Associate
Tel.: 994-7381
asig...@montana.edu

Location

Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University, P.O. Box 173120 334 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120
United States
Contact
Phone: 
406-994-7060, Research Associate: 994-7381
Fax: 
406-994-3933
Email: 

asig...@montana.edu