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The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program and the Montana Department of Agriculture are coordinating three regional worker protection standard, or WPS, trainings next month in an effort to update the state’s agricultural community. Training sessions will be offered in Glasgow on May 1, Great Falls on May 2 and Kalispell on May 3.The...

Kids who have never experienced the online gaming platform Minecraft can apply for a free summer camp called Minecraft 101. The camp, which will be held at Montana State University, is for youth who will enter grades 4 through 7 this fall.
Minecraft is known as a fun and interactive platform that increases creativity, critical thinking and...

The Montana State University winter wheat breeding program has released two new varieties intended as replacements of MSU-bred winter wheat lines Willow Creek and Yellowstone – two of Montana’s most widely planted wheat varieties.“I guess you could say these new varieties are both younger, better, upgraded versions of their parents,” said Phil...

Montanans can now turn to their phones for help in identifying weeds, insects and crop diseases.
A new phone app provides an additional tool to Montanans who might otherwise text, email or send samples through the mail to the Schutter Diagnostic Lab at Montana State University, said Mary Burrows, lab director and MSU Extension Plant Pathologist....

In the fight against an invasive plant colonizing portions of the state, a Montana State University doctoral student is luring shrub-munching beetles with an odor as tantalizing to them as the smell of bacon and pancakes, or perhaps a barbecue, is to humans. “It communicates that it’s a safe area, that there’s lots of food,” researcher Alex Gaffke...

Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Montana State University’s College of Letters and Science will co-host the symposium “Our Shared Place: The Present and Future of Recreation in Greater Yellowstone,” in the ballrooms of Montana State University’s Student Union Building, April 23-24.The Greater Yellowstone area comprises 34,000 square miles with...

More than a decade ago when Montana’s pulse crop industry was a sliver in northeastern Montana and there wasn’t much money to fund alternative crop trials, a Montana State University agricultural faculty member was planting the future.Chengci Chen, superintendent of the MSU Eastern Agricultural Research Center in Sidney has spent the last 12 years...

Montana State University Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning will partner with floral designer Leisa Cook to offer a series of non-credit courses on floral design in March and April.Floral design basics will be offered March 27, floral design wedding will be offered April 3 and floral design advanced will be offered April 10. Cook...

Montana State University

 •  February 28

The Chouteau County Soil Acidity Working Group has organized a soil acidity and soil health workshop at the Fort Benton Ag Center, 1205 20th St., on Feb. 27, in cooperation with Montana State University Extension, the Chouteau County Conservation District, Big Sandy Conservation District and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource...

Montana State University

 •  February 28

For the first time in university history, a group of Montana State University agriculture students dedicated to plant identification and range management, took home a traveling national trophy, two national team titles and three first-place student awards in national exams.The MSU Range Club, a group of 11 students focused on rangeland ecosystems...