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2017 MWCA Fall Weed Manager Training

October 10th, 2017

Butte Copper King Inn
October 10 – 12, 2017

*** Block of rooms end September 10, 2017. Government rate is $94 a night. To reserve your room call 406-565-5001 – as for the MWCA Block ***

Early member registration @ $100                     At-the-door member registration @ $125
Early non-member registration @ $125               At-the-door non-member registration @ $145
Vendor registration @ $115 (Vendor registration includes an 8’ table)

Meals are included with registration, but if you are bringing a guest who is not registered for the event, they will have to pay extra for meals:
Extra lunch ticket for guest @ $20                         Extra dinner ticket for guest @ $30

REGISTER ONLINE NOW
Members please note you must login to your membership account to receive your member discounted rate.

REGISTRATION FORM

AGENDA


Level 3 Noxious Weed Management Certification Workshop | Bozeman, MT

September 27th, 2017

The Level 3 Noxious Weed Management Certification Workshop is the final installment in a series of courses focused on weed biology, ecology, and management. This two day course is designed to benefit those new to weed management and experienced professionals, and participants must first complete Levels 1 and 2 in the series. Please see the attached preliminary agenda for details.

The Level 3 workshop is limited to 25 participants.

When: September 27-28, 2017. Registration required by Friday, September 15, 2017. Registration Form

Where: C’mon Inn, 6139 E, Valley Center Rd., Bozeman. A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of Sept. 26 and 27 at $109 + tax for king rooms (1 bed) and $119 + tax for queen rooms (2 beds). To secure a room at this price, call 406-587-3555 by September 1, 2017, and refer to group name MSU Weed Management Certification Workshop.

Cost: The registration fee ($200) provides each attendee with course materials, supplies, transportation to/from field site, daily snacks and lunches, and assistance with take-home assignment. Group dinner on the evening of Wednesday, September 27, will be offered free-of-charge for those wishing to participate.

Please contact Stacy Davis at 406-994-6297 or stacy.davis1@montana.edu with questions.


Weed Whackers Ball | September 9 | Wise River Community Building

September 9th, 2017

The Big Hole Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area invites you to our annual fundraising banquet

Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Wise River

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR – PLEASE JOIN US!

The Big Hole Basin CWMA is a group dedicated to promoting awareness and management of noxious weeds in the Big Hole River Watershed. All funds from this event remain in the watershed to benefit our community-based noxious weed programs. The Big Hole Basin CWMA is a sub-committee of the Montana Weed Control Association.

Schedule of Events

5:00 pm – Social hour (featuring a no-host cash bar) & silent auction opens

6:00 pm(ish) – Buffet BBQ with salads and desserts

7:30 pm(ish) – Live Auction

Dillon Junior Fiddles will be providing entertainment!

Ticket prices on or before 9/2/2017

$30 per couple / $20 per individual / $10 per child (12 and under)

Prices after 9/2/2017 (including at the door)

$35 per couple / $25 per individual / $10 per child

For more information and to order tickets: (406) 925-1346 or aburch@beaverheadcoutny.org

You can also reserve tickets online or print out additional copies of this form at: www.mtweed.org

If you are unable to attend, you can still support our efforts by making a cash donation or by donating items for the live and silent auctions. Please try to get your donations and/or auction items to us no later than Friday afternoon in Wise River. We genuinely appreciate your support and hope to see you on September 9 in Wise River.


Colorado Weed Management Innovation Field Day | August 29 & 30

August 21st, 2017

Welcome BBQ August 29 (5-9 PM Colorado Youth Outdoors Pavilion 4927 E. County Road 36)
Field Tour August 30 (7:30 AM Colorado Youth Outdoors Meeting Room, return 5 PM)

Join CSU and the Bayer Vegetation Management team at our 2017 field day as we discuss invasive species
management strategies and foster collaboration for landscape scale management. The tour will highlight: · New long-term cheatgrass control options · Fine fuels management · Restoring pollinator habitat · Bare ground tank-mixes for resistance management · Revegetation of severely degraded sites

Please RSVP for BBQ and Tour to derek.sebastian@bayer.com

 


MONTANA NOXIOUS WEED TRUST FUND PROJECTS 2014–2016

August 21st, 2017

Montana State University: Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service
REPORT FOR THE MONTANA NOXIOUS
WEED TRUST FUND ADVISORY COUNCIL
MONTANA NOXIOUS WEED TRUST FUND PROJECTS 2014–2016
JUNE 2017


MDA Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants Due

August 1st, 2017

Now Accepting Grant Applications – Apply by January 6, 2018

Local Cooperative . Research . Education/Development Projects

Additional information: Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants


Medusahead Tour – July 24 | Rush Skeletonweed Survey – July 25 & 26

July 24th, 2017

Medusahead Tour, July 24

Rush Skeletonweed Survey, July 25 & 26

Pablo, MT

EVENT FLYER

Please RSVP by July 14: Dan Williams, Cell 406-293-0651, lcweed@libby.org


CSU Field Tour – Cheatgrass | Fort Collins, CO

July 13th, 2017

You are invited to attend a cheatgrass tour at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO on July 13.

This tour will show you all the competitive options to control cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on rangeland. The tour is co-sponsored by numerous companies and CSU. The demonstration plots and large area treatments have been out for the past 4 years. We will also be viewing some bare ground treatments, as well. Check out this poster for all the details.

If you are interested in offering cheatgrass management solutions to you customers, this will be the opportunity to see many of the different control options on the market today. Please let me know if you can make it. We will meet for the tour on July 13 and meals will be provided.

Steve Saunders
Bridger AgVentures, LLC
Consultant for Bayer Crop Science in MT & WY
(406) 580-1027


Weed Control 101 | Public, Private, Commercial Applicator’s Class

July 8th, 2017

Weed & grass identification, herbicides & spraying, biocontrol and more
July 8
9:00 Am
The Art Building at the Hamilton Fairgrounds

$10 REGISTRATION FEE FOR CLASS. (PAYABLE AT BEGINNING OF THE CLASS SESSION). PRE-REGISTER BEFORE JULY 6 BY CALLING THE MSU EXTENSION OFFICE IN RAVALLI COUNTY: 406-375-6611.

Weed Control 101

9:00-9:45 – Weed Identification (K. Morris)- Learn key characteristics of common noxious weeds
9:45-10:15 – Reading a chemical label (T. Moon)- Learn to read a chemical label so you apply the right product at the right rate at the right time in the right situation
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 – Personal Safety PPE (Steffany Rogge) – Learn to protect yourself from exposure of products
11:00– 11:30 – Chemical— Mixing and loading safely – (T.Moon) Being safe with chemical is important. Protect yourself, the environment, equipment and more
11:30-12:00 – Native and Wildflower (plants to protect (S. Pease)- Is that White top or Yarrow? Learn the good plants and how to protect them
12:00-12:30 Lunch (provided)
12:30-1:30 – Calibration of Backpacks (Dave Brink)- If a little chemical is good a lot is NOT better, learn to calibrate your sprayer. Bring your personal sprayer for calibration assistance
1:30-2:00 – Bio-control Identification and options (Christy Schram) – Bugs, bugs, and more bugs. Learn to identify bio-control and what options are available for knapweed, toadflax, St. Johnswort, and leafy spurge
2:00-3:00 – ATV/UTV Calibration (Dave Brink)- Calibration of boom sprayers
3:00-3:30 – Organic– Non Chemical options (Stacy Pease/ Homestead Organics)- Respecting your neigh-bors and protecting the organic farms Learn the good plants and how to protect them
3:30-4:00 Grass Identification (Patrick Mangan)-Revegetation for a healthy plant community: grass spe-cies selection and considerations
4:00-4:15 – Financial help—Grants and cost share programs Available


Current Cheatgrass Management | Saratoga, WY

June 22nd, 2017

Saratoga Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce
210 West Elm Street
Saratoga, WY 82331

June 22, 2018 | 9:00 am

Cheatgrass Tour Flyer

Current cheatgrass management research including management-scale treatments with liquid and granular imazapic and D7 Pseudomonas bacteria. We will discuss ongoing efforts to identify management thresholds for this widespread and impactful species. We will meet in Saratoga at 9 am on June 22 to go to the field sites.

Registration is free and lunch will be provided. We ask you to register in advance so we can plan appropriately for food and travel needs. Please share this information with anyone you think would be interested in attending.