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UI Parker Farm Field Tour Set For Tuesday, June 27

June 26, 2017

University of Idaho agricultural researchers will display their work Tuesday, June 27, at the Parker Farm, one mile east of Moscow along State Highway 8 toward Troy, 1025 Plant Science Road.

The field day sponsored by the UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will begin with registration at 8 a.m. The field tour will begin at 9 a.m., featuring updates from weed and crop researchers. The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s topics include:

  • Weed management in winter wheat

  • Optimal seeding timing, rates and row spacing

  • Rotational effects of winter canola, Austrian winter peas and fallow on winter wheat yields

  • Spring canola, rapeseed and mustard variety trials

  • Soil liming and crop tolerance to aluminum toxicity

  • Insect pests and viruses in fall- and spring-sown peas

  • Consequences of climate change for forest insects

  • Tissue culture-based seed potato production

  • Generating wheat mutants for research and breeding

  • UI –  Limagrain Cereal Seeds collaboration update

Idaho State Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator recertification credits and certified crop adviser continuing education credits will be available to attendees.

The field day will conclude with a sponsored lunch at noon. Further information is available from UI regional agronomist Kurt Schroeder at 208-885-5020 orkschroeder@uidaho.edu.

Following the Parker Farm event, the college also plans an informal afternoon visit to wheat variety trials and breeding plots at the UI Kambitsch Farm 12.5 miles south of Moscow along U.S. Highway 95.

Media Contacts:
Bill Loftus
Science writer
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
208-885-7694
bloftus@uidaho.edu

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