AGRICULTURE

Mountain pine beetle workshop in the Black Hills – Sept. 19

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PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will host a free workshop on treatment of mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills. The 2014 mountain pine beetle flight will be ending and the time to identify and treat this year’s infested trees is just around the corner.

The workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. MDT on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Walter Taylor (4-H) Building, 601 E. Centre St., in Rapid City.

Dr. John Ball of South Dakota State University and forest health specialist for SDDA will present the workshop. Information will be presented on the how, when and why of treating infested trees this fall and winter.

For more information on the workshops, contact Brian Garbisch with SDDA at 605-394-6092.