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Posted Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:30:00 -0700
The Potato Association of America will hold its 102nd annual meeting July 22-26 in Idaho’s capital and the nation’s top potato producing state. The group is meeting in Boise to highlight the potato industry’s importance in southwestern Idaho. The meeting is expected to draw more than 300 association members. “We especially hope that Idaho potato growers will turn out for the industry day,” said University of Idaho researcher Pamela Hutchinson. Hutchinson, a weed scientist, serves on the organizing committee for the meeting with fellow College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researcher Nora Olsen, who co-chairs the local arrangements committee with Bret Nedrow of the J.R. Simplot Co. Read more
Posted Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:15:00 -0700
The annual University of Idaho Twilight Tour will bring together fun, practical science and food Wednesday, July 18, for farmers and others at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. The Twilight Tour will run from 5-8 p.m. at the agricultural research farm located at 3806 North 3600 East, a mile northeast of Kimberly along Idaho Highway 50. Tour goers will learn about the seldom-seen life of crops under the soil and the potato’s life story from field to table Read more
Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700
University of Idaho researchers are trying to answer questions that could help slow the spread of antibiotic drug resistance, develop techniques to produce vaccines more quickly and help with treatment of malaria thanks to three federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The awards to Eva Top, Craig Miller and Holly Wichman in the College of Science and Shirley Luckhart in the colleges of Science and Agricultural and Life Sciences, total nearly $5 million to support multiyear studies aimed at improving disease treatment.