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UI Extension Latah County 4-H, Potlatch School Partnership Wins Grant for After-school Program
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
POTLATCH, Idaho –– The after-school program in Potlatch operated by the University of Idaho Extension Latah County 4-H Youth Development program in partnership with the Potlatch School District has received a $159,258 annual grant, renewable for up to five years, from the Idaho State Department of Education. The Idaho 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant builds on and ...
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CALS Dean: USDA Report Shows Ag Job Openings Exceed Grad Totals
Posted: Friday, May 15
With the University of Idaho’s Moscow Commencement Saturday, graduates from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will find strong opportunities in agricultural careers, said John Foltz, the college’s dean. He should know. Foltz, an agricultural economist, served as a consultant on the U.S. Department of Agriculture report issued Monday that analyzed agricultural job trends fo...
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Recorded Sessions Now Available for Dean of CALS Candidates
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
Recorded sessions of the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences finalist open forums are now available for online viewing by clicking here.   To submit feedback, please use the Submit Feedback button located in the left margin of the search page. Feedback from both internal and external stakeholders is encouraged. Please note the feedback period will remain open until the close...
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2015 OSU/UI Cereals Day June 25
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
The 2015 OSU/UI Cereals Day will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, June 25 at the Parma Research & Extension Center, 29603 U of I Lane, Parma. The event includes a review of wheat and barley lines and cereal-related research. Thank you to the Idaho Barley Commission and the Idaho Wheat Commission for supporting cereal research and education and for sponsoring the lunch. Fo...
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Campus Child Development Lab Expands Preschool Hours
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
The Child Development Laboratory on the University of Idaho campus is expanding its preschool hours to accommodate parents, enrich and expand curriculum, and provide additional opportunities for students. The early childhood program, which provides preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds, expanded by a half hour to three hours the length of its morning and afternoon sessions and will offer them five days...
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UI College of Ag and Life Sciences Honors Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni
Posted: Friday, May 1
MOSCOW, Idaho –– The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty and staff during its annual awards reception Monday, April 27. Here are this year’s recipients: Seth Pratt of Blackfoot was named the college’s outstanding senior. Pratt is graduating with degrees in agricultural and extension education and agribusiness...
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UI College of Ag and Life Sciences Honors Outstanding Students, Faculty, Staff
Posted: Friday, May 1
The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty and staff during its annual awards reception Monday, April 27.   Here are this year’s recipients: • Seth Pratt of Blackfoot was named the college’s outstanding senior. Pratt is graduating with degrees in agricultural and extension education and agribusiness. He served for a...
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Idaho Ag Economist: Credible Seafood Sustainability Relies on Verifying Progress
Posted: Friday, May 1
Sustainable seafood, a category that includes Idaho-raised rainbow trout, is in demand by some of the world’s largest retailers, including Wal-Mart, a University of Idaho agricultural economist notes.   “The challenge for fishermen, fisheries management agencies, aquaculturists and retailers alike, however, is ensuring progress on the goal of achieving sustainable production for b...
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Idaho Ag Economist: Credible Seafood Sustainability Relies on Verifying Progress
Posted: Friday, May 1
MOSCOW – Sustainable seafood, a category that includes Idaho-raised rainbow trout, is in demand by some of the world’s largest retailers, including Wal-Mart, a University of Idaho agricultural economist notes. “The challenge for fishermen, fisheries management agencies, aquaculturists and retailers alike, however, is ensuring progress on the goal of achieving sustainable produc...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | Sustainability | Southern Idaho | Extension
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Open Forums for CALS Dean Candidates Begin May 5
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Four finalists for the position of Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will begin on Tuesday, May 5. The open session schedule is as follows: • Mickey Latour: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Ag Sci 62 Dean of Agricultural Sciences, Southern Illinois University • Bret Hess: 1-2 p.m. Monday, May 11, Ag Sci 62 Associate Dean and Director, Wyoming Agricultural Experiment St...
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Tammany Area Field Day & Crop Tour June 22
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
The Tammany Area Field Day & Crop Tour will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, June 22. We'll meet at Bert Henricksen’s Farm, 2810 Powers Ave. in Lewiston,.
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Forest Insects and Disease Field Day for Forest Owners and Loggers June 18
Posted: Tuesday, April 28
Is something bugging your trees? It can be very disheartening to see patches of trees dying on your property. One of the primary goals of most forest owners is to have a healthy forest and, to most, that means healthy, living trees. Unfortunately, many people do not act on insect and disease issues until they see dead branches or similar visible symptoms. Successful methods to minimize forest i...
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North Central Idaho Hay Day on May 14
Posted: Tuesday, April 28
North Central Idaho Hay Day will be held on Thursday, May 14, at the Fraser Community Hall, Highway 11, in Fraser. Hay production has a long and venerable history in American agriculture and is growing in importance with increasing economic opportunities for hay producers. North Central Idaho Hay day will bring the latest research and product information for growing hay in this part of the state...
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Panel Highlights Human Trafficking and Individuals’ Ability to Make a Difference
Posted: Friday, April 10
Modern day slavery and grassroots efforts to combat it in the U.S. and worldwide will be the focus for a panel discussion Thursday, April 16 at the University of Idaho. The panel will feature Linda EagleSpeaker and Stephanie Pollaro, who are both working to stop human trafficking. Their visits are part of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences annual Margaret Ritchie Distinguished Speaker ser...
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BLOCK Fest Teaches Children, Parents Value of Playing With Blocks
Posted: Friday, April 10
The University of Idaho Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is bringing BLOCK Fest to Moscow on Friday, April 17. BLOCK Fest is a research-based exhibit that helps raise awareness of early math and science learning by offering hands-on block play experiences to families with young children. The interactive event uses five block play stations to introduce children and the...
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Engineering to Induct Class of 2015 Academy of Engineers
Posted: Wednesday, April 8
The College of Engineering is set to induct six members into its Academy of Engineers on Thursday, April 9, at the annual Academy of Engineers and College Awards ceremony.  The Academy of Engineers, now in its fifth year, honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or engineers deeply connected to UI’s strong legacy of global engineering impact. Academy members are rec...
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Engineering | Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | News Release
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Virus Infecting Southern Idaho Wheat, Barley Crops, Forcing Tough Choices for Growers
Posted: Wednesday, April 1
University of Idaho plant disease specialist Juliet Marshall is warning farmers that winter wheat and barley crops across southern Idaho are showing a disturbing echo of last summer’s abnormal wet spell.   Barley yellow dwarf virus, a major disease threat to wheat and barley, is rampant from Parma to Ririe, said Marshall, a UI Extension cereal pathologist.   An early spring that pu...
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UI Biocontrol Researcher, Alumna Keys to New World Catalog
Posted: Monday, March 30
Mark Schwarzländer, University of Idaho CALS professor of entomology and biological control of weeds, counts himself among the dwindling number of land-grant university researchers who focus exclusively on weed biocontrol.   He probably could consider himself in even rarer company, too: those who have tackled the creation of a global catalog of anything.   He and longtime colleague ...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Entomology
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N-E-W Tech™ Project Proposes Better Water Treatment System
Posted: Friday, March 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 20, 2015 – An Idaho program designed to build on the state’s scientific enterprise announced major funding Wednesday for an evolution in a novel water treatment process patented by University of Idaho scientist Greg Möller. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission governing council awarded a University of Idaho team headed by Möller $427,000 for ...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Food Science | Greg Möller | Daniel Strawn | Research | environment
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Traveling Symposium Provides Tools to Thrive in the Range Livestock Industry
Posted: Friday, March 13
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — March 13, 2015 — The University of Idaho Rangeland Center and partners will offer the 2015 Idaho Range Livestock Symposium, a one-day traveling program packed with information for livestock producers and land managers, at three locations across southern Idaho April 7-9. Local ranchers will share their perspectives and provide overviews of their operations at each...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Rangeland Ecology and Management | Neil Rimbey | News Release | Faculty and Staff Announcement | Beef
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Food Insecurity Presentation on March 11
Posted: Monday, March 2
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will be hosting a presentation on Food Insecurity from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 in Ag Sciences Room 62. Food insecurity is a serious issue in Idaho: one in six households has inadequate access to food. Every month, the Idaho Foodbank serves 131,487 Idahoans. Cari Miller, Idaho Foodbank North Central Branch manager, and Jim Miller, CHS Primeland d...
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UI Extension Natural Resources Camp Continues 55-year Tradition
Posted: Thursday, February 26
KETCHUM, Idaho – Feb. 26, 2015 -- Natural Resources Camp, a University of Idaho Extension tradition tucked away in some of the state’s grandest scenery, will again offer Idaho youth a unique opportunity to learn about and explore the environment June 22-27. The camp for 12- to 14-year olds will celebrate its 55th anniversary this year with a program that focuses on wildlife, rangeland...
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Regional Climate Research Project Hosts Moscow Art Exhibition March 3-4
Posted: Thursday, February 26
Art and Science will be the focus of an art exhibition in Moscow Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4, hosted by a research project focused on climate change and Inland Northwest wheat farming.   The free exhibition will open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the Village Center Mall at 872 Troy Road, No. 180, and will include refreshments. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Friday, Feb...
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UI Extension Offers Precision Ag Seminar at Boise Library Feb. 24
Posted: Thursday, February 19
BOISE, Idaho – Feb. 19, 2015 – A free seminar focused on precision agriculture and technologies to help farmers use water and fertilizer more efficiently is planned Feb. 24 at the Boise Public Library. Sponsored by University of Idaho Extension, the seminar is free and open to the public. It will run from noon to 5:40 p.m. in the library’s William F. Hayes Memorial Auditorium. ...
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UI Project Explores Best Strategy to Help Farmers Access Local Food Markets
Posted: Thursday, February 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – Feb. 12, 2015 – A University of Idaho research project seeks strategies to help small- to medium-sized farms supply foods to local markets. One of the first efforts of the USDA-funded project will be a survey of restaurant and grocery stores to better understand how consumers’ desire for local foods translates to dollars and cents for farmers and those who buy the...
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REACCH 2015 Art Science Exhibition
Posted: Friday, January 30
Submissions due February 15. REACCH-PNA (Regional Approaches to Climate Change - Pacific Northwest Agriculture) invites submissions from artists and scientists for inclusion in an art and science exhibition representative of the broad range of concepts associated with Communities and climate change. As part of the 2015 REACCH Annual Meeting, this exhibition will provide an inclusive platform for a...
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Food Summit Eyes Ways to Develop and Finance Local Food System
Posted: Tuesday, January 27
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Palouse-Clearwater Food Summit 4.0 planned Friday will focus on drawing together, distributing and assuring public access to local foods in northern Idaho. Keynote speaker Carol Peppe Hewitt of North Carolina will expand on that theme to share her experiences on ways to fund food businesses with local money. Food Summit 4.0 is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...
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CALS Dean Search Begins
Posted: Tuesday, January 20
The University of Idaho has begun a national search for the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Dean John Foltz will fulfill his two-year commitment to serve as dean through June. Foltz has served as dean since former dean John Hammel announced he would return to teaching and research in December 2012.  Foltz was asked to serve a two-year term as dean while the universit...
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The Confluence Project Receives Grant from ISDE to Develop Project-Based Watershed Science Curriculum
Posted: Monday, January 12
The Confluence Project (TCP), outreach arm of the Waters of the West program, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Idaho State Department of Education Science Education Grant Program. This competitive program awards grants to organizations that “encourage knowledge of and interest in the disciplines of STEM among Idaho’s elementary and secondary school students.” TCP does ju...
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UI Economists Say Idaho Agriculture Posts Strong Year Financially
Posted: Friday, January 9
MOSCOW, Idaho - Idaho’s farmers and ranchers posted a fourth-straight record year for projected cash receipts in 2014, according to University of Idaho agricultural economists. The $9.7 billion in sales of milk, livestock and crops was a 16 percent increase from 2013 projections. Net farm income of $4.53 billion set a second-straight record, too, up 46 percent from 2013. Soaring milk rece...
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UI Extension Sets Idaho Ag Outlook Seminars in Burley, Idaho Falls Dec. 10, 11
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
BURLEY, Idaho – Dec. 4, 2014 – Idaho’s farmers and ranchers will get a chance to take a detailed look at agricultural prospects from the global to local level in 2014 through workshops planned by University of Idaho Extension at Burley Dec. 10 and Idaho Falls Dec. 11. The Idaho Ag Outlook Seminars will draw in perspectives from Northwest Farm Credit Services, Idaho Barley Commis...
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UI Snake River Sugar Beet Conference Focuses on Adapting Research Results to Individual Farms
Posted: Monday, December 1 2014
BOISE, Idaho – Nov. 26, 2014 – The University of Idaho Snake River Sugar Beet Conference planned Dec. 9 in Boise and Dec. 11 in Burley will focus on ways growers can adapt research findings to their own farms and combat herbicide-resistant weeds. This year’s conference is part of an annual series stretching back some three decades. Speakers this year will offer growers ideas for...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Don Morishita | News Release | Sustainability | Extension
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Neibling Shares in National Research Award
Posted: Friday, November 7 2014
Howard Neibling, Kimberly-based University of Idaho Extension irrigation management engineer, works to improve irrigation efficiency on Idaho’s farms and ranches. Work by Neibling and his colleagues on the 19-state project Microirrigation for Sustainable Water Use or W-2128 won the 2014 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research Award. Neibling’s research on using m...
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UI Professor Möller Wins USDA National Teaching Award
Posted: Sunday, November 2 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 3, 2014 – University of Idaho professor and environmental chemist Greg Möller received one of the nation’s most exclusive and prestigious teaching awards Sunday, Nov. 2. He became the first professor at the University of Idaho and neighboring Washington State University since 1996 to win a National USDA Excellence in Teaching Award given by the Associat...
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UI Extension Supports Dairy Margin Protection Program Education
Posted: Monday, October 13 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 13, 2014 – The University of Idaho, USDA Farm Services Agency and Idaho Dairymen’s Association will co-sponsor meetings for Idaho dairy producers about the new Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Protection Program. The sessions will introduce decision tools developed by the USDA to help producers choose among the new insurance options. University of Missouri Ext...
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Sept. 5 Fruit Field Day at Parma R&E Center Offers Research Updates and Taste Testing
Posted: Friday, August 29 2014
PARMA, Idaho – Aug. 29, 2014 – The Sept. 5 annual fruit field day at the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center pomology orchard and vineyard site will offer the latest information on fruit and grape topics tailored to Idaho. The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and a program at 9 sharp that will feature reports on tests of new cultivars of table grapes, pe...
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UI Child Development Lab Has Preschool Openings for 3- to 5-Year Olds
Posted: Thursday, August 21 2014
The Child Development Laboratory in the University of Idaho School of Family and Consumer Sciences is looking for a few 3- to 5-year olds to fill openings in the afternoon session MWF from 1-3:30 p.m. for the 2014-2015 school year. The Child Development Laboratory is a preschool program that serves young children. Our mission is to provide a high quality, developmentally appropriate program for y...
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Professor Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez Elected Fellow of the Entomological Society of America
Posted: Wednesday, July 30 2014
The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected ten new fellows of the society for 2014, including Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez, a professor with the Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences at the University of Idaho. The election as a fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extensi...
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UIdaho Horticulture Prof Tripepi, Ag Ed Grad Student Masser Honored by National Teaching Group
Posted: Monday, July 28 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 28, 2014 – University of Idaho horticulture professor Bob Tripepi, a 30-year teaching veteran, and Douglas Masser, an agricultural education graduate student, were honored recently by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. The group at its 60th annual awards ceremony honored Tripepi as a NACTA teacher fellow for his commitment to student success ...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | Acknowledgements | Extension
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UI Potato Researcher Olsen to Finish Term as Potato Group’s President Close to Home in Spokane
Posted: Friday, July 25 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 25, 2014 – University of Idaho Extension potato specialist Nora Olsen will wrap up her year as president of the Potato Association of America this weekend in Spokane at the group’s annual meeting. Based at the UI Kimberly Research and Extension Center near Twin Falls, Idaho, Olsen will return to her roots with the Spokane trip. A native of northeastern Washi...
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University of Idaho Field Day Focuses on Wheat Partnerships, Introduces New Variety
Posted: Wednesday, July 9 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 9, 2014 – An agricultural field day sponsored by the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds July 8 near Genesee focused on highlighting collaborative UI-LCS research and breeding efforts to help wheat growers in Idaho and beyond. The field day drew leading wheat researchers and top officials from the university, its College of Agricultural and Life Science...
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Idaho Wheat Commission, UI Renew Research Agreement, Set New Direction for Wheat Breeding
Posted: Wednesday, June 25 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 25, 2014 – The Idaho Wheat Commission and University of Idaho officials announced Wednesday they have signed a three-year renewal of an agreement outlining wheat research. The commission represents wheat growers throughout the state and oversees funds generated by a self-imposed assessment on wheat sales. For the past four years, the commission has directed more ...
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University of Idaho Field Day Focuses on Wheat Partnerships, Introduces New Variety
Posted: Friday, June 20 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 20, 2014 – An agricultural field day sponsored by the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds July 8 near Genesee will focus on highlighting collaborative UI-LCS research and breeding efforts to help wheat growers in Idaho and beyond. The field day will include leading wheat researchers and top officials from the university, its College of Agricultural and ...
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UI-led Idaho Biomedical Research Network Lands $16.3 million, 5-year Renewal Grant
Posted: Thursday, June 12 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 11, 2014 – The University of Idaho-led statewide biomedical research network will receive a $16.3 million, five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health. The network benefits hundreds of faculty and students from the state’s 10 higher educational institutions and the Boise VA Medical Center. UI food science professor Carolyn Hovde Bohach dir...
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New Herbicide, Chickpea Weed Control, Rose Control Focus of UI Weed Science Field Day June 19
Posted: Wednesday, June 4 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – The annual University of Idaho Weed Science Field Day is planned June 19 near Moscow. Weed science researchers will offer farmers updates on new control strategies for Italian ryegrass and rattail fescue in winter wheat and other crops. The field day, which is free and open to the public, will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the University Inn Be...
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UI Horticultural Explorer Stephen Love’s Discoveries Featured in Field Days June 12 and 13
Posted: Wednesday, June 4 2014
ABERDEEN, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Tucked in among research plots of grains, potatoes and other crops at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research and Extension Center are research plots of native wildflowers and plants to test their garden and landscape appeal. A Native Plant Field Day, the center’s sixth, is planned June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. to give native plant lovers, n...
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Regional Climate Project Sets Precision Ag Demo Day Near Moscow
Posted: Tuesday, May 13 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 9, 2014 – Drones, satellite mapping and other high technology will be featured during the Precision Agriculture Technology Demonstration Day at the University of Idaho’s Parker Farm a mile east of Moscow June 5. Sponsored by the USDA-funded Regional Approaches to Climate Change in Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH) and partners, the workshop will offer pr...
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2014 CALS Awards Honor Outstanding Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends
Posted: Thursday, May 8 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 8, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends during its recent spring banquet. Student award winners included: Travis Chase, an agribusiness major from New Plymouth, was named the college’s outstanding senior. Chase served as president of CALS Ambassadors and in Fe...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Acknowledgements
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White House Releases National Climate Assessment with UI Researcher’s Look at NW Ag Impacts
Posted: Tuesday, May 6 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 6, 2014 – The White House released a new National Climate Assessment Tuesday that includes a section in the Northwest chapter about impacts to the region’s agriculture authored by University of Idaho researcher Sanford Eigenbrode. An entomologist in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Eigenbrode is one of some 300 members of the report’s writ...
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CoBank Gives $150,000 to Expand UI Extension 4-H Youth Financial Literacy Project
Posted: Wednesday, April 30 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 30, 2014 – A $150,000 gift from CoBank, a national cooperative bank, will help the University of Idaho Extension 4-H program to expand efforts to teach young people about credit and financial literacy. The Northwest Farm Credit Services Youth Financial Literacy Program was established last year with $280,000 from the ag lender for a four-year pilot project. It ex...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Ag Education & 4-H Youth Development | News Release | Extension | 4-H
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UI Celebrates Mom’s Weekend Gala, Niccolls Building Renovation Open House April 4
Posted: Tuesday, March 25 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 20, 2014 – Newly renovated child development and foods laboratories will welcome visitors to the University of Idaho’s Niccolls Building Celebration and Open House April 4 during Mom’s Weekend. The 1952 building serves as home to the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences, the largest academic unit of the College of Agricultural and L...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Family and Consumer Sciences | Early Childhood Development and Education | Dietetics | Nutrition
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UI Research Reports BPA Affects Fetal Heart Development in Rhesus Monkeys
Posted: Thursday, March 6 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 5, 2014 – University of Idaho researchers reported Tuesday that fetal heart development in rhesus monkeys whose mothers were exposed to bisphenol A or BPA, a common plastics additive, showed genetic changes that may signal later heart problems. Gordon Murdoch, an associate professor of physiology in the animal and veterinary science department, led the study fund...
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Cover Crops, Nitrogen and Waste Focus of 2014 Nutrient Management Conference in Twin Falls
Posted: Wednesday, February 12 2014
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Feb. 12, 2014 – University of Idaho Extension researchers will attempt to cover the spectrum of information and issues related to managing agricultural waste, nutrients for crops, dairies and water quality during a conference in Twin Falls March 6. Offering the latest related news, research, education and activities in Idaho, the Idaho Nutrient Management Conferenc...
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U-Idaho Report: Idaho Agriculture Posts Third Straight Year of Record Cash Receipts
Posted: Thursday, January 2 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Jan. 2, 2014 – Idaho’s farmers and ranchers made it a threepeat in 2013. They posted a third year of record cash receipts with a tally of $7.82 billion, up 3 percent from 2012, according to University of Idaho agricultural economists. Net farm income was projected at $2.73 billion, a decline of about a half percent or $12 million but considered essentially stable...
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UI Animal Physiologist, Cattle Feed-use Efficiency Expert Rod Hill Selected as AAAS Fellow
Posted: Tuesday, November 26 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 26, 2013 –– Animal physiologist Rodney A. Hill was among 14 researchers focused on agriculture, food and renewable resources named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Monday. Hill, whose research focuses on feed-use efficiency in cattle, was honored “for distinguished contributions to field of animal physiology, for serv...
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UI Wheat Team Focusing on Developing New Varieties, Boosting Yields
Posted: Friday, November 8 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – More than 20,000 individual test plots of winter wheat are seeded in northern Idaho fields and greenhouses, one sign that University of Idaho research on the valuable crop is up to speed. The plots will help plant breeder Jack Brown assess wheat varieties already released and develop new ones, said Donn Thill, Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station director at Moscow. ...
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UI/Costa Rican Interdisciplinary Study Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Posted: Thursday, October 17 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Bats. Pineapple. People. What do they all have in common? All are factors in an interdisciplinary study recently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The $249,000 Coupled Natural Human Ecosystems grant is the first of its kind received by the University of Idaho. Lisette Waits, a professor in the UI College of Natural Resources’ Department of Fish and Wildl...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Lisette Waits | John McIver | Nilsa Bosque-Pérez | Research | News Release | Office of the President | President's Office
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Idaho’s Linda Webb inducted to National 4-H Hall of Fame
Posted: Saturday, October 12 2013
MERIDIAN – Linda Webb of Meridian spent a lifetime participating in the University of Idaho Extension 4-H program, first as a youngster benefitting from the youth development program and later as a professional. She recently joined a group of 16 4-H advocates as the newest inductees to the National 4-H Hall of Fame. The Oct. 11 ceremony was held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center ...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Ag Education & 4-H Youth Development | Extension | Ada County | Valley County | Canyon County
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CHS Gift Funds Trading Room Renovations, Business and Ag Curriculum Development
Posted: Wednesday, September 18 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Barker Capital Management and Trading Program’s trading room, located in the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics (CBE), will undergo a significant renovation, thanks, in part, to a $250,000 grant from CHS Inc., a global agribusiness based in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Combined with other gifts to CBE, $100,000 of the grant will fund the tr...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Business & Economics | Business | Mario Reyes | News Release | Economics
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Idaho Master Gardener School Mentor Program Sprouts Statewide
Posted: Friday, August 30 2013
MOSCOW – School gardens across Idaho will get some expert help from 11 University of Idaho Extension Master Gardener volunteers who will serve as mentors this growing season. An Idaho Department of Education child nutrition grant planted the seeds for the cooperative effort. UI Extension selected the mentors from those trained in its Idaho Master Gardeners program who already provide ser...
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UI Student Studies Consequences of Meat Aging, Makes Tough Steak Toothsome
Posted: Friday, August 30 2013
MOSCOW – In the season of sizzle, budget-conscious grilling fans may welcome University of Idaho graduate student Michael Colle’s research into the science of steak. Colle’s study showed that inexpensive top round can become as juicy and tender as pricier New York strip steaks with the right aging. His master’s degree research recently won top honors during a conference...
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Parma Fruit Field Day Spotlights Research Sept. 6
Posted: Friday, August 30 2013
PARMA, Idaho – Peaches, nectarines, apples and grapes will be among the stars during the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center’s Annual Fruit Field Day Sept. 6. Several hundred visitors flock to the free field day each year to taste the fruits grown at the center’s pomology orchard and vineyard site at 31727 Parma Road, Parma, Idaho 83660. The pomology site is...
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Posted: Friday, August 30 2013
PARMA, Idaho – Peaches, nectarines, apples and grapes will be among the stars during the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center’s Annual Fruit Field Day Sept. 6. Several hundred visitors flock to the free field day each year to taste the fruits grown at the center’s pomology orchard and vineyard site at 31727 Parma Road, Parma, Idaho 83660. The pomology site is...
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Field Day at Tetonia Research Farm Focuses on Barley, Potatoes
Posted: Friday, July 19 2013
TETONIA – Idaho’s barley and potato growers will gather at the University of Idaho’s Tetonia Research Station to review variety development and research and recognize the station’s importance to Idaho agriculture during a field day July 25. The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Idaho Barley Commission and Idaho Potato Commission will co-host t...
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Twilight Tour at Aberdeen R&E Center Offers Food, Fun and Ag Education
Posted: Friday, July 19 2013
ABERDEEN – Updates on agricultural research, a free barbecue and purslane potato salad will be among the highlights Wednesday, July 24, during the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research and Extension Center Twilight Tour. The Twilight Tour is planned Wednesday, July 24, from 5 – 8 p.m. It is co-hosted by the center, which is operated by the UI College of Agricultural and Life ...
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Food Science Students Win National Product Development Competition
Posted: Thursday, July 18 2013
Two student teams representing the University of Idaho/Washington State University School of Food Science earned a first place award for a Greek yogurt cake named “Aphrodite’s Treats” and second place for a sweet potato pasta appetizer called “S.P. Stuffed Puffs”. The teams won the DuPont Knowledge Award, a national food product development competition. The use of eme...
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UI Receives $47,300 Grant to Expand Child-Hunger Relief Program in Twin Falls and Power Counties
Posted: Wednesday, June 12 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is teaming up with the ConAgra Foods Foundation to help put food on the table in Twin Falls and Power counties in Idaho, where Feeding America recently reported there are nearly 4,700 children facing food insecurity. ConAgra Foods Foundation awarded the university a $47,300 Community Impact Grant, where UI Extension will work with Idaho nonprofits and...
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University of Idaho Names a Term Dean for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Posted: Tuesday, June 11 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho announced the decision to postpone the national search for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences dean. The search will resume after a permanent provost has been named. The current interim dean, John Foltz, has been named as the college’s dean until June 2015. “I appreciate John’s willingness to remain while the search is adj...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Katherine Aiken | Office of the President | Provost Staff | President's Office | John Foltz
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Dairy Expert McGuire to Lead U-Idaho Animal and Veterinary Science Department
Posted: Tuesday, May 21 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Animal scientist Mark McGuire, who specializes in dairy cow physiology, will lead the University of Idaho Department of Animal and Veterinary Science. McGuire joined the faculty of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 1995. He has served as interim department head since 2012. “Dr. McGuire will be a strong leader and supporter of animal agriculture in the sta...
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CALS Honors Students, Faculty and Staff
Posted: Monday, May 13 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Will Loucks graduated Saturday with an animal science degree and plans to become a veterinarian. He is the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences outstanding senior for 2013, too. Loucks was honored recently during the college’s annual award ceremony for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Gregory Möller, professor of environmen...
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UI Website Aims to Simplify Forestry Best Management Practices
Posted: Wednesday, May 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – A new website is taking root to help forest owners and others comply with Idaho forestry best management practices designed to protect water quality and the environment. University of Idaho Extension Forestry and the Idaho Department of Lands developed the website, www.idahoforestrybmps.org. It explains the importance of best management practices or BMPs toprotecting watersh...
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Devadoss Selected as Teacher Fellow
Posted: Monday, April 29 2013
Stephen Devadoss, professor of agricultural economics, was selected as Teacher Fellow by the Association of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). This national award recognizes “those individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education.” This prestigious award is bestowed on Devadoss for his availability to students, ability to att...
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Two Academic Advisers Earn National Awards
Posted: Friday, April 19 2013
Two University of Idaho academic advisers have been awarded the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding adviser honor. Kristi Overfelt, adviser in CLASS, won in the New Adviser category for her work with general studies and undecided students. Larry Makus, interim associate dean in CALS, won in the Faculty Adviser category for his work with students in the department of agricu...
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Seattle Philanthropists Create Endowed Chair and More at U-Idaho
Posted: Friday, February 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – A Seattle couple has donated $3.3 million to the University of Idaho to benefit faculty, students and facilities. The gift, from husband and wife Tom Alberg and Judi Beck, will establish the university’s first fully funded endowed chair, a pair of graduate student fellowships, establish a separate faculty excellence fund and pay for costs associated with the constructio...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Anthony S. Davis | Research | News Release | Donor | Funding | Fellowships | Duane Nellis | Kurt Pregitzer | Advancement | CNR
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CALS Awards Nomination Deadline Feb. 15
Posted: Tuesday, January 22 2013
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is soliciting nominations for alumni, student, faculty and staff awards. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement. Recipients are honored at the college’s spring banquet in April. Nominations are due Feb. 15. More information is available at www.uidaho.edu/cals/awards and by contacting Katie Strittmatter, CALS Academic Programs assi...
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2012 Projections Show Idaho Farmers, Ranchers Post Strong Year Financially
Posted: Thursday, January 3 2013
  MOSCOW, Idaho – The year 2012 was a year to celebrate for Idaho agriculture, according to the “Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2012” report by University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences economists.   Projected cash receipts from Idaho crops and livestock for farmers and ranchers set a record of $7.7 billion. That is a gain of 5 percent,...
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Foltz Named U-Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Interim Dean
Posted: Wednesday, December 26 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has named John Foltz as the interim dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. “John has a broad understanding of the college, its people and its mission, which will be vital in making the transition to a new dean,” said M. Duane Nellis, president of the University of Idaho. Foltz has served since 2004 as associate dean and d...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | Agricultural Economics | News Release | Duane Nellis | Agricultural Economics | Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | Agricultural Economics | Economics | John Foltz
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Engineering Professor Appointed to USGS/NASA Landsat Science Team
Posted: Monday, December 17 2012
After a competitive nationwide process, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has named Rick Allen, University of Idaho faculty member of the departments of biological and agricultural engineering and civil engineering, to the National Science Team supporting the new Landsat Data Continuity Mission Satellite, scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in February. The expert tea...
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Morrill Act Contest Winners Announced
Posted: Tuesday, December 11 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – FFA members from Meridian, sixth graders at Idaho Falls Rimrock Elementary and high school seniors at Meridian took top honors in a University of Idaho video contest to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the law that created the U.S. land-grant university system. Elementary students from Marsing, Lewiston and Kootenai won top prizes in a poster contest focusing on education....
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New Year will Bring Change in Ag Dean
Posted: Friday, December 7 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – John Hammel will close out his time as the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences this month after nine years in the position to pursue full-time teaching and research opportunities. “I have greatly appreciated the time that I have served as dean – in spite of some challenging times, we have seen advances with our partners around the state. I look...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | Research | News Release | Duane Nellis | Extension | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | President's Office | Copy President's Office for Backup
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U-Idaho Entomologist Nilsa Bosque-Pérez Honored by Top U.S. Science Association
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho — Entomologist Nilsa Bosque-Pérez of the University of Idaho has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon association members by their peers. The association’s section on agriculture, food and renewable resources recognized her “for international leadership in entomology related to plant health ma...
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Order Your 2012 Christmas Ham by Dec. 5
Posted: Tuesday, November 13 2012
The deadline is Dec. 5 for ordering hams cured the old-fashioned way by the University of Idaho meats students and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Block and Bridle Club through Vandal Brand Meats. “Ours are natural hams, old-fashioned cure, with no water added,” says Ron Richard, Vandal Brand Meats manager. “The pork legs are trimmed and cured by the studen...
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Regional Livestock Processing Forum Supports Local Meat Sales
Posted: Friday, October 26 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is promoting the distribution and sale of local livestock products through its Regional Livestock Processing Forum on Monday, Nov. 5 from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Great Room at the 1912 Center, 412 E. 3rd St. in Moscow. Following the forum, a lunch and keynote speech presented by Arlie Sommer, from Idaho’s Bounty, and Brett Donnelly, from the USDA Rural Develop...
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Registrations due Nov. 1 for Forestry Shortcourse offered in Coeur d’Alene
Posted: Tuesday, October 23 2012
COEUR D'ALENE -- A six-session Forestry Shortcourse scheduled Nov. 7 to Dec. 9 at Coeur d'Alene will help enrich forest landowners' understanding of forest ecology, silviculture, forest health, wildlife habitat, and other forestry topics. Those interested are asked to pre-register by Nov. 1. In the process, participants are coached by natural resource professionals on how to develop a m...
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University of Idaho Livestock Researcher Focuses New Book on Feed Efficiency
Posted: Friday, September 28 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Making sure cattle use their feed efficiently is key to affordable beef and sustainable businesses, says University of Idaho animal scientist Rod Hill, whose book on that topic was published in September. Hill, a livestock physiologist in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has spent much of his career conducting feed efficiency studies on cattle. His studies...
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U-Idaho Celebrates Ag Days Oct. 5-6
Posted: Friday, September 28 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumni and friends, and high school students interested in learning about agricultural careers, will help celebrate Ag Days on the University of Idaho campus Oct. 5 and 6.   Some 200 high school students typically attend Ag Days to participate in FFA career development events and sample the college’s academic offerings ...
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National Agricultural Teachers Group Honors U-Idaho Dairy Professor Ahmadzadeh
Posted: Wednesday, September 19 2012
MOSCOW -- Amin Ahmadzadeh, a University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor of dairy science, received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teacher Fellow Award during the group’s annual conference recently. “Your selection as a NACTA Teacher Fellow is an international recognition of your excellence in teaching and your commitment to the scholarship of...
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Probiotics, prebiotics, health the focus of U-Idaho-WSU food science symposium
Posted: Wednesday, September 19 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. – Topics centering on the health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics are the focus of a free, public symposium to be offered at Washington State University Nov. 1-2. "This is a wonderful opportunity for not only faculty and students at our local universities but also the Moscow-Pullman community,” said Denise Smith, director of the WSU and University of Idaho School of...
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U-Idaho Parma Fruit Field Day Sept. 14 Shifts to Pomology Orchard and Vineyard
Posted: Friday, September 7 2012
PARMA, Idaho – The annual University of Idaho Parma Fruit Field Day planned Friday, Sept. 14 will shift entirely to the Pomology Orchard and Vineyard this year. In past years the day began at the Parma Research and Extension Center’s headquarters. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. sharp at the Pomology Orchard and Vineyard site, which is located abo...
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Fruit Fly Found in Moscow Threatens Soft Fruits: Cherries, Peaches, Grapes and More
Posted: Tuesday, September 4 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho –– University of Idaho Extension entomologists have confirmed the first Idaho discovery of an exotic fruit fly, the spotted wing drosophila, that can damage a wide variety of soft fruits from berries and cherries to grapes and peaches. Dylan Champagne, a Moscow homeowner, initially reported to the University of Idaho Extension Latah County office that his cherry crop was ...
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U-Idaho Morrill Act Contest Online Sessions Scheduled Sept. 6, 13 and 20
Posted: Tuesday, September 4 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – If Abraham Lincoln were around today, he might say that seven score and 10 years ago, Congress brought forth a revolutionary idea to make higher education available to the working classes. No doubt the $6,000 in prize money available to Idaho students this fall to celebrate his signing of the Morrill Act in 1862 would seem generous to a president whose salary was $25,00...
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Registrations due Sept. 7 for GPS Workshop in St. Maries
Posted: Monday, August 27 2012
ST. MARIES -- A Global Positioning System or GPS receiver is becoming as common to work and play in forests as a compass. A University of Idaho Extension Forestry workship planned Sept. 14 at St. Maries focuses on helping users who feel they are only using a small portion of their GPS receiver's capabilities.  The University of Idaho Extension “Using Your GPS” pr...
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U-Idaho Extension Water Quality Monitoring Workshop Set at Moscow Sept. 7
Posted: Monday, August 20 2012
MOSCOW – A one-day workshop planned Sept. 7 will offer training to anyone interested in monitoring and protecting water quality in streams and lakes. More than 100 volunteers have already qualified as master water stewards through similar workshops offered by the IDAH2O program sponsored by University of Idaho Extension. Workshop participants learn water quality monitoring ...
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Forest Thinning & Pruning Field Day Set for St. Maries June 16, Cottonwood July 20
Posted: Saturday, July 21 2012
Local forest owners can learn how to implement these practices more effectively in Thinning and Pruning Field Days scheduled June 16 in St. Maries and July 20 in Cottonwood. Trees killed by bark beetle attacks always make forest owners ask: “what can we do about it?” Whether you have problems with insects or disease, concerns about fire, or just want to help forest growth, the...
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Organic Production Research Reviewed at July 24 Field Day at Kimberly R&E Center
Posted: Thursday, July 12 2012
KIMBERLY, Idaho – A field day to report on organic research conducted by University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researchers at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center is planned July 24 beginning at 9 a.m. The Organic Research Field Day will feature current U-Idaho research projects focused on organic production of potato, dry bean, forages and cover crops. ...
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Registrations due July 12th for Forest Root Disease workshop in Hayden, Idaho
Posted: Tuesday, July 3 2012
HAYDEN, Idaho -- A two-day workshop, "Root Disease: The Hidden Menace," is planned July 19-20 at to help forest owners, loggers and natural resource professionals better diagnose root disease issues and manage forests in ways that reduce root disease impacts. Registrations are due July 12. Root diseases are the primary tree killer on two-thirds of northern Idaho forests. ...
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Student Food Product Development Team Wins National Competition, Addresses Nutrition Issues in Kenya
Posted: Thursday, June 28 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A food product development team from the Washington State University and University of Idaho School of Food Science won first place at a national competition at this week’s Institute of Food Technology annual meeting here. The WSU/UI team’s challenge was to develop a mango-based food product that addresses common Kenyan nutrient deficiencies and that can be produced rapidly in ...
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Annual U-Idaho Pest Management Tours June 27 at Aberdeen, June 28 at Kimberly
Posted: Friday, June 22 2012
The annual University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tours are planned June 27 at Aberdeen Research and Extension Center and June 28 at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. Registration for the free tours that are open to the public will begin at 8 a.m. with the tour starting at 8:30. A sponsored lunch at noon will conclude the tours. Attendees will received 3 ISD...
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Global Seed Company, University of Idaho Agree on Novel Wheat Pact
Posted: Friday, June 22 2012
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho State Board of Education today approved an innovative agreement between the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds, one of the world’s largest seed companies, that expands graduate education in agriculture and wheat variety development opportunities. “This agreement is important to meet the needs of Idaho’s wheat growers and our ability to serve a...
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July 9 U-Idaho Field Day Highlights Collaborative Wheat Breeding Initiative
Posted: Monday, June 18 2012
MOSCOW -- A July 9 wheat breeding field day will feature a first look at top European varieties and showcase the benefits of an innovative collaboration between the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds. Wheat varieties selected for high production and disease resistance in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, the Czech Republic and Germany will be on display at the College of A...
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