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UI Snake River Pest Management Research Tours set June 20, 21 at Kimberly, Aberdeen

June 14, 2017

The annual Snake River Pest Management Research tours are planned June 20 and 21 at the University of Idaho’s Kimberly and Aberdeen Research and Extension Centers.

The tours will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and conclude at noon with a sponsored lunch in both locations. Pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available.

 The June 20 tour at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center will include updates on weed control in spring wheat, sugar beet tolerance to herbicides, weed control strategies in dry beans and safflower herbicide tolerance trials.

 Other topics at Kimberly include insect management studies focused on zebra chip disease infection factors, potato psyllid response to resistant potatoes, sugar beet response to sugar beet root maggots and aphids’ effects on sugar beets.

 Disease diagnostics and use of spore detection and weather models to predict disease problems in wheat, barley, potatoes, beans and sugar beets and recommend fungicide treatments will also be covered.

 The June 21 tour at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center will include reports on weed control trials in potatoes and variety tolerance trails, PCN trap crop tests and herbicide mechanism of action plots. Updates on potato and cereal diseases and quinoa also will be included.

 More information about the Kimberly tour is available from Kimberly center superintendent Don Morishita, or 208-423-6616. More information about the Aberdeen tour is available from Aberdeen weed scientist Pamela Hutchinson, phutch@uidaho or 208-397-4181.

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Don Morishita
UI Kimberly Research and Extension Center

Pamela Hutchison
Weed scientist
UI Aberdeen Research and Extension Center

Bill Loftus
Science writer
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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