What's the newest information on crop rotations, malting barley, fertilizer management, and alternative crops? How about durum wheat production, developing a groundwater protection plan or what to look for in air drills? These and a dozen other topics will be discussed during Montana State University's 2002 crop protection clinics.
MSU, Agricultural Experiment Stations and Extension Service specialists have scheduled intensive one-day programs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Havre's MSU-Northern Student Union Building ballroom Feb. 12 to cover topics specific to agriculture on the Hi-Line and of general interest.
The all-day workshop costs $25, which covers a printed proceedings and a lunch. Attendees can qualify for four certified crop adviser credits or two pesticide applicator credits by completing the workshops.
"We asked people around the state what they wanted to know about. That's how we ended up with programs tailored to each area that the crop protection clinics will be offered in as well as some topics that are important to farmers in all areas of the state," said Jeff Jacobsen, head of MSU Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.
Though MSU County Extension offices would appreciate a call so they have a head-count for lunch, registration at the door also is allowed.
To preregister for the program in Havre, contact the the Hill County Extension Office at 265-5481, ext. 233, or the Blaine County Extension Office at (406) 357-3200 or (406) 357-2359.