Canyon County is one of the largest agricultural counties in Idaho. Programs offered throughout Canyon County's Extension office educate growers about new technologies to enhance their operations.
Treasure Valley Irrigation Conference
This year the University of Idaho Extension and Oregon State University are hosting the 2013 Treasure Valley Irrigation Conference, in Ontario Oregon on Tuesday, December 17.
View the brochure for the 2013 conference: 2013 Treasure Valley Irrigation Conference
Topics will include:
Yearly Pesticide Re-certification Training
- Treasure Valley Irrigation Issues
- Irrigation System Transformations
- Update on Idaho power Irrigation Programs
- 2014 Water Supply Outlook
- Cost Sharing Opportunities for Irrigators
- and more
Every fall, University of Idaho Extension and ISDA personnel host a one day pesticide applicator re-certification training class in Caldwell, Idaho. Participants receive six Idaho pesticide re-certification credits at the end of the training.
View the brochure for the 2013 training: 2013 Pesticide Applicator Re-certification Training
Topics vary year to year, but classes generally cover the following.
- Chemical Registration
- Pest Management
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Noxious Weeds
Pesticide Safety Education in the Treasure Valley
Every other year, in the early spring, University of Idaho Extension and ISDA personnel host a three day pre-license pesticide safety education class in Caldwell, Idaho. Participants in the class include farmers and farm workers, agricultural and landscape industry workers and government workers. Topics in the curriculum for the training include the following.
- Pesticide Formulations, Labels and Safety
- Pesticide Fate in the Environment
- Weeds and their Control
- Pesticide Use Record Keeping, and Insect Pests and their Control
- Pesticide Storage and Spill Management
- Groundwater Quality Issues, and Plant Diseases and their Control
- Spray Equipment Calibration
The curriculum is delivered the first two days of the class, and then a half day review period followed by examinations. Watch for information coming soon.
Also watch for a possible
pesticide safety training conducted entirely in Spanish in 2014.
For more information contact Jerry Neufeld at the Canyon County Extension Office 208-459-6003.