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'What's Your Pulse' workshop coming to Havre Monday


January 31, 2018

Press release

CHS Big Sky and Montana State University Hill County Extension have teamed up to bring two MSU specialists, Mary Burrows, Ph.D., and Kevin McPhee, Ph.D., along with Perry Johnston of West Central to Havre Monday to present “What’s Your Pulse?”

This workshop will provide local growers the opportunity to learn more about pulse production and disease prevention. Topics include recommended management practices, fungicide use and selected plant breeding.

The workshop will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Imperial Room of the Duck Inn and conclude by 7:30 pm. A light meal will be served.

All local pulse crop producers or anyone interested in learning more are invited to attend. Registration is not required.

For more information, people can contact contact:

• Don Soper, operations mManager at CHS Big Sky, at 406-265-2275 or [email protected]

• Shylea Wingard, MSU Hill County Extension office at 406-265-5481 ext. 233 or [email protected]

Burrows, MSU professor and extension plant pathologist, will present “Pulse Disease Concerns in MT” which will focus on disease prevention in pulse crops and how crop rotations and producer management are important for disease prevention. She will take an in-depth look at existing diseases and how fungicides are an effective tool measure to control fungal diseases. She will also look at preventative tools that can be utilized to assist growers in planting and maintaining disease free pulse crop production. Her talk will begin at 4:30 pm and conclude at 5:30 pm.

McPhee, associate professor and pulse crop breeder with the MSU Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology will present “Pulse Crop Breeding and Genetics”.

Focus will be on the objectives, breeding approach and inheritance of agronomic traits for pulse crop variety and development in Montana. His talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:00 p.m.

Perry Johnston will cover “Pulse Fertility” at 7 p.m.

Montana State University Extension is an ADA/EO/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer and Provider of Educational Outreach. People who require accommodation for a disability to participate can notify the Liberty County Extension office at 759-5625 or the Hill County Extension office at 265-5481 ext. 233.


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