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MSU pesticide 

education offered 

in Ronan


RONAN — The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program is offering a pest management tour for pesticide applicators on Oct. 2, at the Ronan Community Center. Speakers will present on a variety of topics, including managing rodents, invasive grass management, why pesticides may not work properly, crop insect pest management, effectively utilizing biocontrol agents, understanding the Worker Protection Standard and pollinator protection. 

Private applicators can attend morning or afternoon sessions for three credits or both sessions for six credits. Commercial applicator credits can be viewed on the last page of the 2018 Pest Management Tour agenda at by selecting “Pest Management Tour.”

Those in the state’s Private Applicator Training District 1 need to earn six private applicator credits before Jan. 1, 2019, to avoid losing their private applicator certification, according to Tharp. Applicators can check their credits at by selecting “pesticide programs” and “pesticide license search” prior to entering their license number. Applicators can also contact their county MSU Extension office for license information.

Pre-register by contacting Jack Stivers with Lake County Extension at 406-676-4271 or email him at: The cost is $3 and lunch is not provided.

Pre-registration should be completed by Sept. 28. Registration may also be completed online at:

A detailed program agenda is available online at Information is also available from local Extension agents. For any other questions, contact Tharp at 406-994-5067 or

The MSU Extension Pesticide Education Program is an educational program promoting the proper use of pesticides to protect public health and the environment. The program supports all applicators, businesses and homeowners by combining educational resources and knowledge from scientists, governmental agencies and the public.


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