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Over the years, many research programs have successfully operated at the station. This includes topics such as Plant Nutrition and Agronomy where research was conducted on nutrient deficiency in plants and nitrogen utilization in small grains. Biological Weed Control where beneficial insects were introduced to control spotted knapweed and other weeds on Montana rangeland, and Horticulture where specialty crops of culinary and medicinal herbs were evaluated for their growth potential and viable financial return for the Montana grower. A biological seed treatment was also developed using a naturally-occurring soil bacterium for the protection of seed corn and cucurbitaceous crops from Pythium Seed Rot.