The Kimberly Research and Extension Center is located northeast of Kimberly, about six miles east of Twin Falls and is operated by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences through the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station. The center conducts research and extension projects related to dry beans, irrigation and water resources and potatoes.
Facilities and resources are shared with the USDA-ARS Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory.
The heart of the Kimberly Research and Extension Center is the farm that consists of 180 acres of irrigated land. The center also has four greenhouses, a dry bean research facility complete with laboratories, seed cleaning complex, seed warehouse and a potato storage research complex.
Station field maps are available via special request by emailing Beth Brune at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Field request forms are usually sent out in the fall and the spring but may be requested from the farm manager at any time.
- Please send in completed field requests as soon as plot needs are known or by the requested date.
- The field allocation committee meets by early March to finalize assignments.
- If you are submitting a proposal that will require a large acreage, please let the farm manager know as soon as possible. Larger acreage can sometimes be held back if it is known that a need is coming.
- Note any multi-year needs or residual effects of your study. Specify how the crop and any associated wastes are to be disposed of and who will be doing so.
- The farm will provide one normal soil test per field per year if requested. This consists of 0-1 foot and 1-2 foot samples. We generally do a complete test on the top foot and N, P & K on the second foot. If you need additional samples taken by the farm please provide a budget number and any special instructions with your field request or work order.
- After planting, complete plot diagrams are needed for the farm maps and records.
- If you change or decide not to utilize your farm request, it needs to be done both in writing and verbally. Field charges still may apply if it is done late in the season.
- Each project is responsible for notifying the farm and/or superintendent if a field will have different management needs, e.g. irrigation scheduling, fertility management, harvest dates, etc. This applies to individual studies or a group of studies.
Contact Beth Brune at email@example.com to obtain a preliminary field request form.
All requests for work done in fields, greenhouses and other facilities at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center must be done by submitting an electronic work order. The purpose of this is to minimize errors affecting research and crop production.
- Please do not request work to be done by verbally communicating with the farm manager or farm crew member without following up with a Work Order, unless it is an emergency or other extenuating circumstance.
- After completing the work order, email or deliver to Beth Brune.
Download a work order DOC.