Fallon-Carter Annual Spray Day

  I wanted to take the time to invite everyone to Fallon and Carter County’s Annual Spray Day that will be held Wednesday, May 20. This program is a collaboration of efforts between Extension and the weed departments in both Fallon and Carter Counties. We think we have put together a great set of speakers and hope you can join us May 20.

Submitted by Elin Westover,

Fallon/Carter County Extension Agent

   The program will be in Ekalaka at the Events Center from 8 a.m. until 12 noon followed by a lunch that will be provided by the Carter County Weed Board. The program will then start up again at 2:00 p.m. at the Fallon County Fairgrounds exhibit hall in Baker and will conclude with dinner sponsored by the  Fallon County Weed Department at 6:30 p.m.

   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 and trailer safety.

   Clint Saunders – 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. He will discuss the importance of drift management and using surfactants.

   Eric Clanton – Weed Program Manager with MDA – Worker Protection Standard, Record Keeping and Department of Ag Update. Eric will report on changes within the Department of Ag, the Worker Protection Standard, and record keeping and follow up on any questions on labeled usage.

   Trent Brusseau – Range/Pasture and VM Specialist DowAgro – Eastern Montana Invasive and Noxious Weed Management. Trent will discuss invasive and noxious weed management options in eastern Montana with Opensight and Milestone, along with understanding PPE and label restrictions.

   Dale Butori – Fallon County Weed Coordinator and Jesse Scott – Carter County Weed Coordinator – Eastern Montana Weed ID. As landowners and land managers, it is important to learn about invasive plant species that are threatening eastern Montana and how to properly identify them.

   Private pesticide applicators will receive four credits for their attendance, and individuals with chemical or government licenses will receive three credits.

   We ask that you RSVP with the Fallon/Carter County Extension Office by May 13. If you have any questions, call the Extension Office at 406-778-7110 or email: