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Agriculture and Horticulture

Idaho Master Gardener

Learn plant skills and serve Valley County.

Master It

Weeds of the West

Identify weeds at home or in the Valley County office.

Stop Weeds Now

Grasshoppers

and Mormon Crickets

Control the Outbreak

Forestry Health

Including tussock moth caterpillar and other pests and diseases

Visit UI Extension Forestry

UI Extension, Valley County provides annual trainings and educational programming related to the identified needs of the agriculture and horticulture interests of Valley County residents. Extension Educator Melissa Hamilton is involved with several community projects and educational programming.

Training

Starting Your Sustainable Small Farm in Idaho

This course has students take a realistic look at their goals and resources, and helps them evaluate what type of small acreage enterprise is right for them. Students are exposed to various types of farming and ranching systems, guest farmers speak to the class, and field trips are taken to local farms. Students complete a whole farm plan.

Pesticide Applicator Training

Recertification Credits Available

Valley County's Extension office offers pesticide applicator training opportunities on an annual basis in the fall. Please contact our office to be added to the distribution list to be notified of these annual trainings. These classes are open to the public, but the courses are catered to fill the requirements of recertification credits for private and public pesticide applicators to ensure they maintain levels of competence.

The seminar sponsor issues recertification stickers.

  • Private applicators are required to obtain stickers totaling 6 credit hours during their licensing period.
  • Professional applicators are required to obtain stickers totaling 15 credit hours during the licensing period. 

For more information on upcoming workshops, please visit the Idaho State Department of Agriculture Pesticide Recertification Seminars website.

Services

Soil Sample Testing

Soil testing labs that serve Idaho are listed by the University of Idaho’s Nutrient Management website.

View the UI Extension publication Using Soil Test Results For Garden Fertilization (PDF) to learn how to read soil test results.

Insect Identification

Find a bug or pest you are not sure of in your yard or garden? Bring it into the UI Extension, Valley County office along with an Insect Submission Form (Word) or (PDF).

If you would like to identify the bug or pest yourself, find information in Iowa State University’s BugGuide on insects in Valley County, including millipedes and snakefly larva.

Related Resources

Wildlife Damage Management

Trees, Shrubs, Groundcovers and Vines

UI Extension’s Idaho Landscapes and Gardens website can help you diagnose plant problems, prune, plant and fertilize.

Cattlemen's Corner

Owyhee County has produced a newsletter known as Cattlemen's Corner.

Pasture Management

Are you interested in joining a Hay and Forage Updates email list? Contact Bruce Anderson, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 402-472-6237.

University of Idaho Extension

Physical Address:
Mill Street Building
501 Kelly's Parkway
Cascade, ID 83611

Mailing Address:
PO Box 510
Cascade, ID 83611

Phone: 208-382-7190

Email: valley@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/valley

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UI Extension, Valley County