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 By Marko Manoukian    News    July 31, 2019

Extension Beef Specialist meeting August 7

Dr. Carla Sanford, Montana State University Extension Beef Specialist will be in Malta at 4 p.m. in the library basement to discuss Artificial Insemination (AI). Dr. Sanford is the new Extension Beef...

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    July 10, 2019

Crop Tour set for July 15 in Phillips

This year’s crop tour will be stating July 15, at the Lumsden farm south of Loring. This plot is managed by MSU Northern Research Center and Agronomist Peggy Lamb. In addition, Dr. Alan Dyer, MSU...

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    June 12, 2019

Trees responding to tough winter

As residents may be seeing, some trees are just now leafing out. However, others may have died over the winter. It appears the cold temperatures in February has killed some trees or tree limbs. The...

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    April 3, 2019

Winter takes its toll on livestock and dairy production

While many producers in our region battled record cold and snow, for the most part livestock survived the record-breaking weather of February 2019. The same can not be said for dairy and livestock...

 

Annual Jim Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day on February 1

The annual Jim Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day will be held Friday, February 1 starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Great Northern Lodge room. The Malta Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will be...

 

Agriculture Remains Montana's Number One Industry in 2017

A comparison of selected Montana industries shows Agriculture continues to outpace all other industry sectors, although most all sectors saw an increase in activity, agriculture decreased in 2017. The...

 

Candidates discuss funding crumbling St. Mary/Milk River infrastructure

St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group (SMRWG) held a federal candidate forum by telephone for their October 10, 2018 meeting at Havre City Hall. All four candidates, Kathleen Williams, Matt...

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    July 25, 2018

Management of cows and calves during drought

Most all livestock producers have had weather challenges from feeding cows when it is 50 below this last winter to the challenges of no rain in May and only half of June providing some precipitation....

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    June 13, 2018

Holy Spurge…where did that come from?

Several people have asked me why Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula) has made such a big comeback from their efforts to manage the noxious weed. Their concern is justified looking at the amount of spurge...

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    June 6, 2018

Flooded alfalfa can be replaced with warm season forage options

For agricultural producers who have lost perennial forage, like alfalfa due to flooding, warm season annual forage can be used to replace hay losses. North Dakota State University Extension Agronomist...

 

Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day Recap

Over 30 producers attended the annual Jim Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day on January 24, 2018. The first presentation was by Dr. Jeffery Hall, Professor at Utah State University Common. Dr. Hall is...

 

Interest cost on National Debt impacting investment in infrastructure including irrigation

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group (SMRWG) met on January 30, 2018, to discuss the rehabilitation of the 100-year-old irrigation project. Lt. Governor Mike Cooney Co-Chair presided over the...

 

Pulse Production Workshop January 31

The Phillips County Extension Office will host a pulse (peas and lentil) production workshop on Wednesday, January 31. The workshop will start at 11 a.m. at the Great Northern with lunch provided....

 

Should I plant winter wheat?

Should I plant winter wheat? In talking with Montana State University Extension's Cropping Systems Specialist, Dr. Kent McVay, I asked about planting winter wheat. If recent moisture was an inch, that... Full story

 

Successful small grain planning

As producers move further into small grain harvest the chance of cutting a grain crop that has a light test weight is highly probable. If you are considering saving some seed to plant in 2018 it will be necessary to test these grain lots for purity,...

 

St. Mary Tour Focuses on Aging Infrastructure

On August 14 and 15, the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group toured the United States side of the St. Mary/Milk River Irrigation Project as well as the Canadian side of the St. Mary Project. The...

 

Water quality and forage availability focus of drought meeting

Twenty-five livestock producers attended the MSU Extension livestock management during drought meeting on Monday, August 21. Dr. Rachel Endecott, MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist discussed water...

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    May 31, 2017

Hi-Line delivers the wool

Sheep producers from Hill County to Valley County make up the Hi-Line Wool Pool and on May 13, 2017, the pool members delivered 35,600 pounds of wool. This is an increase of 2,000 from 2016 delivery....

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    March 22, 2017

Potential for Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

With the fall moisture, there was lots of green vegetation produced. This “green bridge” is a good reservoir for wheat curl mites which harbor wheat streak mosaic virus. Producers are encouraged...

 

Schumacher Livestock Day creates educational opportunity

Twenty-five livestock operators heard from an outstanding group of speakers for the annual Jim Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day on Monday, February 6. Dr. Rick Levesque spoke about the recent...

 

Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day

The annual Jim Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day will be held Monday, February 6 starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Great Northern Lodge room. The Malta Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will be...

 

Predator issue focus of Livestock Meetings

The month of November are traditional times for the Phillips County Livestock Association (PCLA) and the Hi-Line Wool Pool to meet. Large carnivore predators were the focus of both meetings. For the P...

 

JBS Outlines Brazilian Beef Shipment Plans to U.S. for 2016 and for 2017

(adapted from this article http://northernag.net/AGNews/AgNewsStories/TabId/657/ArtMID/2927/ArticleID/7278/JBS-Outlines-Brazilian-Beef-Shipment-Plans-to-US-for-2017.aspx) As previously reported,...

 

Frost and Wheat Curl Mite

MSU Extension Pathologist, Dr. Mary Burrows has had several calls regarding the Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV). She wrote the following in one of her ag alerts. Host: When we consider host, we...

 

West Nile virus detected in Phillips, Blaine and Valley

West Nile Virus (WNV) was detected in groups of mosquitoes collected from Terry (Prairie County) and Bowdoin Wildlife Refuge east of Malta (Phillips County) in mid-July, 2016. Since then, several...

 

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