The Montana IPM Bulletin presents critical pest management & pesticide education articles for Montana homeowners, pesticide applicators, farmers and ranchers. These articles are designed to deliver timely updates from an unbiased perspective that are specific to Montana. This is a cooperative effort between Montana State University pesticide education and integrated pest management programs.



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Fall 2018 Control of Fusarium pathogens in cereals, Here it comes: Cheatgrass emergence season, Paraquat mitigation measures approved by EPA, A perennial problem: Revisiting control methods for Canada thistle, Ask the Expert, Meet Your Specialist: Tim Seipel, Pest Management Toolkit
Sprin 2018 Sticky Barriers Protect Urban Trees from Aphids, New IPM Resources, Ventenata, MSU Next Host Institution of the Western Region Sustainale Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program, Ask the Expert, Pest Management Toolkit, Meet your Specialist: Bright Agindotan
Fall 2017 Cercospora Leaf Spot on Sugarbeet, Weed Management Lessons from a Warm and Dry Summer; Increasing Funding for Pesticide Education Trainings across Montana, Common Burdock, Preventing Herbicide Injury to Non-Target Plants: What Can You do as an Herbicide Applicator, Ask the Expert, Meet Your Specialist: Toby Day
Spring 2017 Pea Leaf Weevil (PLW), Cheatgrass Suppressive Bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens, Is This Plant a Weed, a Noxious Weed, an Invasive Weed or a "Superweed?", Fungicide Use in Field Crops: Benefits and Risks, Pest Management Tool Kit, Purchasing and Preparing Pesticide Equipment for Spot Applications, Ask the Expert, Meet Your Specialist: Sarah Eilers
Fall 2016 Fall is a Great Time to Control Pocket Gophers, Noxious Weeds and Montana Grazing Lands: An Economic Perspective, Management of Glyphosphate Resistant Kochia with Soil Applied Herbicides, Fumigants Offer Unique Approach to Managing Rodent and Structural Insects, Management of Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus in Cereals Requires Integrated Pest Management, Meet Amy Bowser (Pesticide Education Program).
Spring 2016 Pestweb and Orange Wheat Blossom Midge, EPA Proposing Strong Steps to Prevent Poisoning from Paraquat, All Thistles are not Created Equal, Glyphosate Resistance Confirmed in NE MT, Meet Jessica Rupp (Extension Potato, Sugar Beet and Pulse Crop Pathology)
Fall 2015 Mt Noxious Weed List Revisions, Challenges of Managing Seed-born Fungal Diseases of Pulse Crops, Biology, Ecology and Management of Foxtail Barley, EPA Proposes New Pesticide Certification and Training Requirements, Meet Noelle Orloff
Spring 2015 Sustainable Management Strategies for Control of Flea Beetles, Collecting and Submitting Plant Disease, Insect and Plant Identification Samples for Diagnosis to the Schutter Diagnostic Lab, Bulbous Bluegrass, Respiratory Protection of Increasing Concern for Montana Pesticide Applicators, Meet the Forage Specialist: Dr. Emily Glunk
Fall 2014 Crop harvesting and weed management, Sugarbeet IPM impacts in MT, Regional private applicator programs, Whats that grass growing on other side of fence, Wheathead armyworm, Meet Eva Grimme (Plant Diagnostician)
Spring 2014 Medusahead is in Montana, Weed management in a changing climate, Horn fly control for rangeland and pastured beef cattle, Proposed changes to Worker Protection Standards, On farm research, Meet Laurie Kerzicnik (Insect Diagnostician)
Fall 2013 Steps to protecting pollinators from pesticides, Weed seeds as hitchhikers, Use of digital technologies for plant pest diagnosis, Weed seedling ID guide, Meet Linnea Skogland, Wheat Midge: Increasing pest threat to MT spring wheat
Spring 2013 Glyphosate resistant kochia confirmed in MT, Controlling cheatgrass with imazapic (Plateau) on rangeland, IPM of foliar diseases in pulse crops, Meet Cecil Tharp
Fall 2012 Rangeland revegetation revisited, Weed management lessons from a dry and hot summer, Driftwatch now available in Montana, Montana producers should monitor fields for wireworms, Meet Mary Burrows
Spring 2012 Will Montana Dodge the Grasshopper "Bullet", Western Salsify: A new weedy threat, Ascochyta in pulse crops, Meet Fabian Menalled, and Spring Preparation of Spray Equipment
Fall 2011 Winterizing Spray Equipment and Cold Storage of Pesticides, Vehicles and Weed Dispersal, Narrowleaf Hawksbeard, Managing Plant Diseases, Meet Dr. Kevin Wanner
April 2011 Weed Management for Lawns, Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus and Stripe Rust, Good News for Farm Applicators regarding NPDES Permits, Potential Biocontrol for Cheatgrass, Mountain Pine Beetle, and Meet Dr. Jane Mangold
October 2010 Bed Bugs & Pesticides, Plant Disease in MT, Fall Weed Control, Aquatic Invasive Plants, Wireworms in MT, Papers to Ponder, Ask the Expert, and Pest Mgmt Tool Kit
June 2010 Digital Resources for IPM, Restructured MT Noxious Weed List ,MSU Crops and Weeds Field Day, Grasshoppers in Rangeland and Cropland, and New Restrictions on Phosphine Fumigants
December 2009 Healthier Approach to School Pest Control, Residual Herbicide can Damage Sensitive Plants, Early Detection Helps Prevent Yellow Star Thistle, The Changing Perspectives Towards Pesticide Safety, New Changes to 2010 Master Gardner Program, Pesticide News and Programs of Interest
May 2009 Safety when Using Homemade Pesticide Remedies, Read The Product Label when Controlling Mountain Pine Beetle, Future Programs, Recent Pesticide Alerts of Montana Interest, CAPS, Pesticide Disposal 2009, IPM in Schools, and Cheatgrass Control
December 2008 Honey Bee Colapse Disorder, Schutter Diagnostic Laboratory, Wireworm Control, Glyphosate Damage, EPA Local Reports, Private Applicator Programs
April 2008 Pesticide Concentrations in GNP, Ground squirrels, prairie dogs, and pocket gophers, Homeland Security Requirements, Surface Water Monitoring, Long Term Pesticide Exposure, IR-4, Pesticide Disposal Program, Questions & Comments
September 2007 Online Credit Opportunities, Haanchen Mealybug, West Nile Virus, Your Child’s Saftey, Training Tour, Worker Protection, Questions & Comments