Prairie Area Agriculture
Field crop producers on the prairies of Idaho and Lewis counties raise crops with high input costs, variable crop prices and high risk from a variety of sources.
Producers need appropriate research-based information to help them remain competitive in today’s agriculture. University of Idaho Extension designs and implements a field crop producer education program that includes traditional agricultural Extension program components, such as:
- Variety test plots
- Applied research and demonstration studies
- Schools, educational meetings and individual consultation
Local research and demonstration projects have included hard red spring wheat fertility/quality, nitrogen utilization, micro-nutrients, cover crops and variety trials for all of the major crops grown on the Camas Prairie.
Annual educational events include the Prairie Area Cereal School and Crop and Conservation Tour.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing
UI Extension, Lewis County offers pesticide applicator trainings throughout the year. Contact the office to learn about upcoming dates.
Crop Variety Trials
Visit the UI Extension, North Idaho Cereals program website to learn more about small grain and grain legume variety trials conducted at locations across northern Idaho.
Prairie Area Cereal School
The Prairie Area Cereal School is held each February and covers current topics, including pest control, weed control and variety performance updates. Check back for the 2017 cereal school information.