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Wednesday, December 1 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Grasshopper and Drought Updates

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CCA Credits Available - Contact Gary Iverson for more information. giverson@montanaglutenfree.com

Montana endured an extraordinary year of extreme drought, extreme temperatures, grasshoppers, smoke, and fire. Join this session to learn the latest news on grasshoppers from Gary Adams, State Plant Health Director, Montana, USDA - APHIS and the latest news on Montana's Drought Management Plan from Michael Downey, Water Planning Section Supervisor, Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation.

Rangeland Grasshopper Presentation.
  • Species identification.
  • Survey and density assessment methodology.
  • Suppression options (including USDA program).
  • 2021 actions and 2022 outlook.
  • Environmental consideration.

Mixed Signals – Evaluating Drought Conditions in Montana
  • Brief summary of the 2021 drought and antecedent conditions leading to it.
  • The 2021 drought in context of some other recent droughts.
  • Drought indicators used to evaluate conditions in Montana
  • Drought Information – Where to find the most accurate and up to date info
  • Drought reporting – How you can help
  • Updating Montana’s Drought Management Plan.

Integrated Pest Management CEUs: 1

CCA Credits Available: Contact Gary Iverson at giverson@montanaglutenfree.com


Gary Adams

State Plant Health Director, USDA: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Gary Adams was born and raised in Montana and a graduate of Montana State University with a degree in Agronomy. Gary has worked for the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (or APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). Gary is currently the State Plant Health Director... Read More →

Wednesday December 1, 2021 8:00am - 9:30am MST

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