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Crop Production

UI Extension, Canyon County offers classes and resources on a variety of crop production topics.

Pesticide Safety Education Course (Pre-License)

This is a three-day course given every other year by UI Extension and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. The next program will be held March 2018.

Farmers, farm workers, agricultural and landscape industry professionals and government officials attend the class. Topics include:

  • Pesticide formulations, labels and safety
  • Weeds and their control
  • Insect pests and their control
  • Groundwater quality
  • Pesticide fate in the environment
  • Pesticide use and record keeping
  • Pesticide storage and spill management
  • Spray equipment calibration

The topics are covered the first two days, with a half day review period followed by exams.

Annual Pesticide Safety Re-Certification Training Course

UI Extension and ISDA employees host a one-day training class every December in Caldwell for current pesticide applicators. Participants receive six Idaho pesticide re-certification credits for the training.

Topics vary but generally cover:

  • Chemical registration
  • Pest management
  • Record keeping
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Noxious weeds

SAVE THE DATE — 2018 Pesticide Safety Re-certification will be held on Dec. 12 in Caldwell, ID.

Spanish Pesticide Safety Education Course

This course is similar to the Annual Pesticide Safety Re-Certification Training Course. It is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Treasure Valley Irrigation Conference

UI Extension and Oregon State University host this conference each December.

Topics include:

  • Water supply forecasts
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Irrigation techniques

TENTATIVE — 2018 Treasure Valley Irrigation Conference will be held on Dec. 13 in Nampa, ID

For more information contact

Jerry Neufeld

County Chair, Extension Educator — Crops


University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County

Mailing Address:
501 Main St
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-459-6003

Fax: 208-454-6349


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