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University of Idaho Extension
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 205
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-1575

Phone: (208) 529-8376
Fax: (208) 522-2954
E-mail: extension@uidaho.edu

Interim Director:
Barbara Petty
extdir@uidaho.edu

Hot Topics and Features

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Controlling voles and gophers
Meadow voles and pocket gophers can cause extensive damage to crops and landscapes.
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4-H Teen Advocates for Food Smart Families
Idaho 4-H teens will teach their peers about healthy living
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New Bulletin on Cover Crops for High Desert Farming Systems in Idaho Available
This guide features optimal cover crops for high-desert farming systems in the intermountain West under irrigated or low-moisture conditions.
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Barley Yellow Dwarf in Winter Wheat
New publication available on barley yellow dwarf virus symptoms, spread, and management (CIS 1210)
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Native Plant Field Days June 12 and 13
UI Extension Horticulture Specialist’s Discoveries Featured in Field Days June 12 (Aberdeen) and 13 (Twin Falls)
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CoBank Supports 4-H Youth Financial Literacy
UI Extension receives major gift from CoBank to expand 4-H Youth financial literacy program
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Billbug grubs
Got Grubs?
Meet the billbug, Idaho's most common lawn pest.
Controlling billbugs in lawns.
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White Bryony
Watch out for White Bryony
White Bryony is a poisonous, noxious weed that grows rapidly and can smother small trees and shrubs. Learn about identification and control.
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High elevation gardening
Start vegetable, herb, and annual flower plants indoors and transplant when frost danger is less.
Start seeds indoors with success.
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healthy living
UI Extension Pilots "Food Smart Families"
University of Idaho Extension selected to pilot "Food Smart Families" Program.
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Youth Financial Literacy
University of Idaho Extension teaches young people about credit and personal finance.
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Bulletin 887 on business management for grazers
New bulletin on business management for grazers available
A new guide detailing the basic elements of management and budgeting processes for livestock producers considering Management Intensive Grazing (MiG) is available.
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2014 Nutrient Management Conference to be held in Twin Falls
University of Idaho Extension researchers will provide information on managing agricultural waste, nutrients for crops and water quality during a conference in Twin Falls March 6.
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UI Extension Specialist Receives Pat Takasugi Award
Paul Patterson, UI Extension Economist in Idaho Falls, received the prestigious Pat Takasugi Leadership Award at the Branen Idaho Ag Summit on Tuesday, February 18.
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Fitness Challenge C d'A students
Fitness challenge boosts students' activity
Triathlete Suzanne Endsley encourages youth in UI Extension/PTA project
Why 500 elementary school youth in Coeur d'Alene didn't stop running
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Luke and Lyle teaching youth financial literacy
Understanding credit scores
Build your credit score savvy through online game, video, and more
Idahoans build credit score savvy through UI Extension online game, video, and more
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Xerix garden
Water-saving ideas for Idaho landscapes
Using xeriscaping principles cuts water usage by 50 to 70%
Water-saving help for southern Idaho home landscapes
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Idaho Drought Resources
New Website Provides Latest Information to Help Ag Producers and Others Conserve Water
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New bulletin on value of food processing industry available
Idaho food manufacturing accounts directly for 16,000 jobs, $8.5 billion in sales, and $1.2 billion of the GSP.
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It's in the blood
UI Extension's Dalton helps oversee dairy cow genomics project to address infertility in herds
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Growing Healthy Kids
UI Extension Master Gardeners teach kids to garden and connect them with their food
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Improving Aquaculture Profits While Reducing Water Pollution
Collaborative research and Extension effort reduces phosphorous levels in aquaculture discharge waters by over 40%.
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Garlic Bulbs
Safe Garlic- and Herb-Infused Oils
Extension food safety team develops procedures for safe preparation of flavored oils.
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barley soup
There's More to Barley than Beer
Did you know that barley can be used to make a variety of meals or side dishes? Barley is highest in fiber of all the whole grains and it’s also loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals essential to health.
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Using a Virtual World to Teach Diabetes Meal Management
An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3% of the population have diabetes and the incidence of diabetes is increasing most rapidly in children and young adults.
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Youth participating in a 4-H Robotic event
Idaho ROKS
Real-world engineering challenges for youth
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Laura Sluder on her farm in Lincoln County
Building a Natural, Quiet, Tractor-Free Life
With her grass-fed lamb steaks and gourmet cheeses, Blue Sage Farm owner Laura Sluder has found her niche in the farming landscape of Southern Idaho.
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A variety of trees in the garden.
Trees play a key role in water conservation
A new UI Extension publication, “Trees for Southwestern Idaho Landscapes: Selection and Proper Irrigation” (Bulletin 884) provides guidance on choosing tree species adapted for the region and on how to irrigate efficiently.
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spring bulbs
Plant bulbs now for beautiful spring flowers
“Everybody has a green thumb with spring bulbs,” says UI Extension’s Susan Bell. “The flower is in there; all you have to do is put it in the ground, provide water, and wait for spring.”
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Hobo Spider
Managing Concerns About Creepy, Crawling Critters
Learn detailed information on black widow spiders, hobo spiders, and yellow sac spiders - whose bites are likely less symptomatic but far more frequent than hobo or black widow bites.
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UI Extension 4-H Mobile Technology Team Explores New Technologies
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UI Extension 4-H Mobile Technology Team Explores New Technologies
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Rauhn Panting
Oneida County's Reluctant Goodbye to UI Extension's Rauhn Panting
How embedded and important University of Idaho Extension educators are in the counties where they live and work is well illustrated by at least one local response to the retirement this week of Rauhn Panting, who has spent 35 years helping to improve the lives of Oneida County’s families and the area’s economy.
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Linda Webb
Idaho's Linda Webb Named for National 4-H Hall of Fame
New National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate Linda Webb of Meridian began her career with the nation’s best known youth development program as a dedicated 10-year 4-H member. She later served 4-H as a University of Idaho Extension professional for more than 27 years before retiring in September 2008.
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