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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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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Extension
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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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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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Idaho 4-H Teen Conference seeks workshop proposals
Posted: Monday, February 2
The 2015 Idaho 4-H Teen Conference planning team invites you to submit a proposal to conduct a workshop at our upcoming conference to be held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID June 10-13, 2015. We are seeking proposals for two teaching opportunities. Opportunity 1: A six-hour (3 two hour sessions) workshop track Opportunity 2: A two-hour career experiential learning session The plan...
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Faculty and Staff Announcement | Extension | 4-H
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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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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Northern Idaho | Extension
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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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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | News Release | Extension
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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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