CARC to host research roundup meeting in Lewistown

Montana State University’s Central Agricultural Research Center in Moccasin will host a winter research meeting for agricultural producers across Central Montana. The event, titled Research Roundup, will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Eagles in Lewistown.

The Research Roundup event is slated to provide results from ongoing and recently completed research at the center, according to Patrick Carr, CARC superintendent. Carr said the roundup also serves as an opportunity to follow up on research results presented during the center’s field day that was held in July.

“We want to provide a venue for researchers so they can present a complement to what was seen in the field during our field day this summer,” Carr said. “The roundup is also a chance for invited speakers to present the latest information on timely topics for area producers.”

The roundup will include speakers on topics including small grains, pulse crop and oilseed variety trials, results from biological inoculant trials and crop sequence research. Event speakers will also discuss a statewide weather outlook and soil nutrient management practices specific to central Montana and provide a training regarding agricultural communication on social media.

Speakers for the roundup are Katie Hatlelid, Extension educator of Judith Basin County; Kelsey Jencso, University of Montana climatologist; Simon Fordyce, MSU cropping systems research associate; Jed Eberly, MSU assistant professor of agronomy and soil microbiology; Heather Fryer, MSU research assistant; Clain Jones, MSU associate professor and Extension soils specialist; and Pat Carr, CARC superintendent and associate professor of cropping systems.

A full agenda can be found at http://bit.ly/2itMszS. The event is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided. The event is co-sponsored with Dow AgroSciences, Moore Farmer’s Oil and Wilbur Ellis.

To RSVP, please call CARC at 406-423-5421 or email llinhart@montana.edu.

CARC is one of seven remote research centers in the Department of Research Centers in MSU’s College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station. MAES and the College of Agriculture operate remote agricultural research centers in Montana that address production challenges in the diverse agro-ecosystems of the state. They support research and outreach programs in crop and animal production methods, market growth opportunities, pest management and disease management, environmental quality issues and agricultural water management research. The research centers are located in Bozeman, Conrad, Corvallis, Creston, Havre, Huntley, Moccasin and Sidney.

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