Fallon/Carter Annual Spray Day

Fallon and Carter County’s Annual Spray Day will be held Wednesday, May 21. This program is a collaboration of efforts between Extension and the Weed Departments in both Fallon and Carter Counties.

 

 

Posted May 9, 2014

By Elin Westover

Fallon and Carter County’s Annual Spray Day will be held Wednesday, May 21. This program is a collaboration of efforts between Extension and the Weed Departments in both Fallon and Carter Counties.

The program will be in Ekalaka at the All-Events Center from 8:00 a.m. until noon followed by a lunch that will be provided by the Carter County Weed Board. The program will then up start again at 2:00 p.m. at the Fallon County Fairground Exhibit Hall in Baker and will conclude with dinner sponsored by the Fallon County Weed Department.

This year’s topics and speakers include:

Timm Johennesson-(Warren Chemical) – Calibration, Sprayer Maintenance and Safety. Every piece of equipment is different. Timm will discuss keeping your equipment in working order and applying the proper rates. He will also talk about how to do it all as safe as possible.

Jim Gordon (Crop Production Services)-Chemical Update and Using Surfactants. CPS is focused on one thing-providing their customers with the products and services they need to grow the best crops possible. Jim will give an update on the industry and chemicals. He will also discuss the importance of drift management and using surfactants.

Dave Burch-(Weed Program Manager with MDA) -Worker Protection Standard, Record Keeping and Department of Ag. Update. Dave will report on changes to the Montana Weed Act and the Department of Ag, the Worker Protection Standard, and record keeping.

Dale Butori-(Fallon County Weed Coordinator ) – Eastern Montana Weed ID. As land-owners and land-managers, it is important to learn about invasive plant species that are threatening Eastern Montana.

Jesse Scott-(Carter County Weed Coordinator) -Herbicide Resistance. The difference between resistance and tolerance, the reasons we need to be concerned, symptoms of herbicide resistance and what can be done to prevent it.

Private Pesticide Applicator will receive four credits for their attendance and individuals with chemical or government license will receive three credits.

Please RSVP with the Fallon/Carter County Extension Office by Wednesday, May 14. If you have any questions call the Extension Office at (406) 778-7110 or email us at falloncarter1@montana.edu.