What's the newest info 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 Experi-ment Station and Extension Service specialists have scheduled intensive one-day programs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Havre's MSU-Northern SUB ballroom Feb. 12 to cover topics both specialized to agriculture on the Hi-Line and of interest in general.
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 Blaine County Extension Office at 357-3200 or 357-2359, or the Hill County Extension Offices at 265-5481, extension 233.