Drought & Weather stress factors can create high levels of nitrate in annual forages.
Extension provides a "screening" test indicating whether nitrate is present. The information
is then used to determine whether further testing is needed or whether the forage
is safe to feed. Over one hundred samples are tested annually; occasionally a sample
contains levels too high to safely feed.
Nitrate Toxicity of Montana Forages - Mont Guide
Pressure Canner Testing
Test your pressure canner before the season starts. If your pressure canner has a dial guage, have it checked once a year before the canning season. Also check it during the season if you use the canner frequently.
Windbreak Establishment and Care
Over 1000 seedling trees and shrubs are planted in Powder River County annually to establish farmstead and rural home windbreaks. The Extension Office advises landowners each year to teach proper tree establishment techniques and care.
Montana conservation Seedling Nursery
Tree & Shrub Selection Guide - Click to order online at MSU Extension Publications
Tree & Shrub Grower's Guide - Click to order online at MSU Extension Publications