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Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



Idaho Green Thumb How-To

Lawn Care in Short-Season, High-Altitude Zones

Curious about how to maintain a healthy lawn in Idaho's short-season, high-altitude climates? It's a bit more challenging to do than in other areas of the state. Learn how to navigate their...

Controlling Billbug Grubs in Lawns

This publication describes symptoms and control strategies for billbug grubs (larvae) in Idaho lawns. Nonchemical strategies include growing grass varieties that are resistant to billbug feeding...

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Southern Idaho Lawns

Improper fertilization can result in diseased or weedy lawns. An entry in the southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this six-page publication will help homeowners grow a healthy lawn. It...

Weed Control in Idaho Lawns

Weeds are opportunistic and readily invade stressed or unhealthy lawns. Many weeds found in Idaho lawns can be prevented and controlled by following some basic management principles, including...

Composting at Home

$7.00 To order , please visit our online Marketplace: UI Extension Publications and Multimedia This compact user's guide promotes composting as a rewarding way to turn leaves, grass, and food...

Watering Home Lawns: How Much and How Often

Watering a lawn properly is more complicated than most homeowners realize. Avoid underwatering or overwatering your lawn by using a five-step method that takes into account soil texture,...

Managing Pocket Gophers in Idaho Lawns and Landscapes

One of Idaho's most prevalent and destructive vertebrate pests, pocket gophers can be controlled by restricting their access to high-value plants, flooding gopher burrows, trapping, and poisoning.

Controlando a las tuzas en Idaho

Una de las alimañas vertebradas más destructivas y prevalentes de Idaho, las tuzas pueden controlarse restringiendo su acceso a las plantas de alto valor, inundando las madrigueras de tuza,...

Starting a Home Lawn

Lawns are one of the simplest groundcovers to maintain and enjoy, but they require a good soil foundation. Find out how to establish one in this classic publication. Along with providing guidance...

Core Aeration of Lawns—Benefits and Procedures

Two issues that commonly reduce the health and attractive appearance of a lawn are soil compaction and the development of a thick thatch layer. Core aeration offers a solution. In this Idaho Green...

Watering Home Lawns and Landscapes

Wise water use saves homeowners money, enhances property values, and supports a watershed. This publication details the liabilities of incorrect watering and the benefits of proper irrigation by...

Thatch Prevention and Control in Home Lawns

Nearly every homeowner wants to have a well-maintained lawn. But thatch can build up over the years, degrading a lawn’s beauty. Learn how to prevent its buildup by fertilizing at well-timed...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Northern Idaho Lawns

Fertilization done incorrectly can result in diseased lawns, weedy lawns, or lawns that adversely impact water quality. This guide is for homeowners who wish to improve the quality of their lawn...

Broadleaf Plantain (<em>Plantago major</em> L.)

Broadleaf plaintain is a hardy perennial weed that thrives in lawns, fields, and roadsides and in other areas prone to trampling. Along with a profile description, this Idaho Green Thumb How-To's...

Black Medic

Black medic ( Medicago lupulina ) is an annual or short-lived perennial from Eurasia. It can be found in lawns, pastures, rights-of-way, and other marginal sites. Learn how to manage this...

Curlycup Gumweed

Curlycup gumweed ( Grindelia squarrosa ) (Pursh) Dunal is native to North America except in the southeastern United States. This forb (herbaceous broadleaf plant) is commonly found along roadsides,...

Flowering Rush

Flowering Rush is an invasive, aquatic, perennial weed listed as a 'noxious' weed by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). This fact sheet provides basic information on identification,...

Beware Signs of White Rot in Garlic and Other Allium Crops

White rot is a very serious disease of garlic and onion. This three-page Green Thumb publication will help you to identify the disease and prepare a defense against its growth in your garden,...

Training Young Shade Trees

Learn how to nurture the development of a healthy tree structure in young shade trees in this Idaho Green Thumb How-to on pruning. After a brief overview, an Extension specialist discusses the...

Spotted Spurge (Chamaesyce maculata; Synonym: Euphorbia maculata)

Spotted spurge is a summer weed that grows close to the ground in sidewalk cracks, roadsides, gardens, or drought-stressed lawns. Its presence can be helpful, because it often indicates an...

Nuez blanca

Una mala hierba venenosa 'noxious,' la nuez blanca crece rápidamente y puede sofocar y matar a los árboles pequeños y arbustos. Aprenda sus características y cómo identificarla y controlarla.

Controlando los insectos picudos en el césped

Esta publicación describe los síntomas y las estrategias de control para los gusanos de los insectos picudos (las larvas) en los céspedes de Idaho. Las estrategias sin el uso de los productos...

Cómo manejar a los boxelder bugs

Una plaga molesta común en Idaho, los boxelder bugs (las chinches boxelder) pueden volverse intolerablemente numerosas. Aprenda de su apariencia, portadores, y el ciclo de vida y las maneras que...

Empiece las semillas adentro con éxito

Empezando las semillas adentro comienza con la programación para asegurar que sus trasplantes están listos para irse para afuera cuando el jardín está listo para recibirlos. Esta hoja de datos...

Controlando a los topillos en Idaho

Los topillos pueden controlarse sin los productos químicos o con los productos químicos llamados 'rodenticidas.' Las estrategias sin el uso de los productos químicos incluyen eliminando el...

El control de las avispas y de los avispones en Idaho

Aprenda a reconocer las avispas chaquetas amarillas bravas, los avispones cariblancos, y las avispas papeleras de Idaho y a controlarlas con o sin los productos químicos. Autores: Stuart C.


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046