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Building resilience through engagement: Brenda and Tony Richards - Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study series: Increasing resilience among ranchers in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 5/31/2020 This publication is part of the Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study Series: Increasing resilience among ranchers in the Pacific Northwest. Authors: Sonia A. Hall, Tipton D. Hudson, K. Scott Jensen, J.

Selling Logs from Your Property: A Curriculum Package for Educators in the Western U.S.

Publication Date: 3/31/2020 Selling logs is one of the most important decisions a landowner can face. This curriculum package for forestry educators brings together consulting foresters, log buyers and loggers to teach...

Revenue Sources for a Commercial Beekeeping Operation in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 4/30/2020 Pollination services and honey production are the primary revenue sources for a beekeeping business based in the Pacific Northwest. Those starting a beekeeping operation should focus on two to...

Honey Bee Colony Maintenance Expenses: Supplemental Feed, Requeening and Medication

Publication Date: 4/30/2020 Success in pollination, honey production and other aspects of a beekeeping business depends on honey bee health. Strong, thriving colonies require many inputs from the beekeeper, including feed...

Beekeeping Equipment Expenses: Woodenware and Other Components

Publication Date: 4/30/2020 Woodenware for a typical honey bee colony includes vertically stackable boxes with removable frames, a bottom board, lid and a queen excluder. The most common design is Langstroth equipment.

Pollinators in Canola in the Inland Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 2/22/2021 Pollinators play an important role in crop productivity. Unfortunately, myriad pressures are causing their populations to decline steeply. While a single approach to solving the pollinator crisis...

Weed Control and Potato Crop Safety with Metribuzin

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 Effective use of metribuzin, a triazinone herbicide for weed control in potato fields, has evolved since our last publication a decade ago. This twelve-page update provides recommendations for...

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds and Their Management

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 Keep weeds in your fields from becoming herbicide resistant by rotating among herbicides regularly. Learn how and why in this publication. Especially useful is a color-coded chart to help you...

Sugar Beet Root Aphids: Identification, Biology, and Management

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 Sugar beet root aphids are well named because they are a common pest of the popular vegetable. They attack the roots, in severe cases reducing tonnage and sucrose levels by more than 30%. Yet few...

Sugar Beet Nematodes in Idaho and Eastern Oregon

Publication Date: 12/31/1998 Crop losses caused by sugar beet nematodes can reach 80%. Successfully retard the possibility of this outcome by learning about the life cycles of three nematode species and suggested control...

Barley Thrips Biology and Control

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 The barley thrips is a pest in Idaho that has caused economic damage in barley crops. This publication covers the damage, description, distribution and biology of barley thrips as well as treatment...

Identifying the Corn Blotch Leafminer

Publication Date: 12/31/2001 Large populations of corn blotch leafminer, a pest recently discovered in Idaho, can lead to crop losses similar to those caused by hail. This publication describes the pest and its impacts on corn...

Monitoring Insect Bucket Traps

Publication Date: 4/4/2021 Learn how to set up a bucket trap for monitoring flying insects. This method allows farmers, gardeners or other pest managers to learn more about insects entering their crops. The method works by...

Coping with Caregiving: How to Manage Stress When Caring for the Elderly

Publication Date: 10/2/2016 This guide offers suggestions to help caregivers maintain their personal well-being while providing quality care for a relative or another care receiver. Authors: Vicki Schmall, Clara Pratt, Sally...

Canning Meat, Poultry, and Game

Publication Date: 2/28/2018 This guide walks you through the essential steps to ensure tasty yet safe results. You will find information every beginner needs, including recipes and an easy-to-read table for determining...

Root-lesion Nematodes: Biology and Management in Pacific Northwest Wheat Cropping Systems

Publication Date: 9/30/2015 Plant-parasitic root-lesion nematodes are microscopic parasites whose damage (which includes lesions and predisposing a plant to infection) is often difficult to identify. This 14-page publication...

Canning Smoked Fish at Home

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 This bulletin gives instructions for lightly smoking fish in preparation for canning and for the canning process itself. Fully smoked fish, in contrast, is too dry and strongly flavored after...

Making Garlic- and Herb-Infused Oils at Home

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 You can safely store your infused oils at room temperature when you follow the procedures in this publication. Authors: Barbara Abo, Josh BeVan, Surine Greenway, Beverly Healy, Sandra M. McCurdy,...

Price Indices for Estimating Cattle Prices in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 This publication describes trends in cattle prices and explains the use of seasonal price indices to estimate future cattle prices. The indices allow producers to estimate prices for potential sale...

Grow Your Own: Beans and Peas

Publication Date: 12/31/1995 Describes the types of beans and peas that fare well in the Pacific Northwest and how to grow them. Drawings illustrate a variety of bean and pea supports. Authors: James R. Myers, W. Michael Colt,...

Growing Kiwifruit

Publication Date: 12/31/2003 Idaho gardeners with curiosity and diligence may want to attempt to grow hardy kiwifruit. This publication explains how. Author: Bernadine Strik 27 pages

Youth Beef Quality Assurance Program Manual for the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 8/31/2008 Youth Beef Quality Assurance programs help young people in 4-H and FFA to understanding their role as producers in the food supply chain and their responsibility to produce a safe food product...

El control de polillas: Las Bolas de Naftalina y Otros M

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Spanish version of PNW 606: Mothballs: Proper Use and Alternative Controls for Clothes Moths. Authors: David Stone, Tim Stock 2 pages

Four Simple Steps to Pruning Cherry Trees on Gisela and Other Productive Rootstocks

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Provides color photo illustrations and step-by-step instructions for pruning trees on productive rootstocks, techniques that are are completely counter to pruning trees on Mazzard rootstock.

Sensor Sprayers for Specialty Crop Production

Publication Date: 6/23/2019 Sensor-controlled spray systems can help growers use fewer chemicals and less water while maintaining good pest control. Learn about the pros and cons of different types of sensor sprayers.

Invertebrate Pest Management for Pacific Northwest Pastures

Publication Date: 8/12/2020 Several species of insects (arthropods and gastropods) live in pastures of the Pacific Northwest, but unfortunately many of them can reduce its productivity. This well-illustrated publication...

Farm-direct Marketing: Merchandising and Pricing Strategies

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This revision discusses the strategies direct marketers use to make sales. It includes making a merchandising plan, display and packaging, customer service, pricing strategies and techniques, and...

Farm-direct Marketing: Costs and Enterprise Selection

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This revision covers how to do a general budget analysis for your farm-direct enterprise. Includes how to identify fixed and variable costs and do a breakeven analysis. Author: Larry Lev 6 pages

Overwintered Honey Bee Nucleus Colonies: Big Solutions in Small Packages

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 This publication describes how commercial and backyard beekeepers can minimize colony losses through such best management practices as establishing nuclear colonies, which can provide quick...

Marketing Alternatives for Specialty Produce

Publication Date: 1/31/2008 Describes marketing and farm business management for Pacific Northwest vegetable and fruit growers as well as a snapshot of practices used in specialty agriculture. Authors: Larry Burt, Curt...

Integrated Pest Management for Ants in Schools

Publication Date: 1/30/2022 Ant species are often beneficial in landscape settings. They aerate the soil, distribute seeds and play an important role in recycling organic matter. But the same ant species obtain pest status...

Encouraging Beneficial Insects in Your Garden

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 Discusses how to use beneficial insects for controlling garden pests, including how to protect beneficials, create habitat for them, and buy and release them. Includes drawings of common...

The Care and Maintenance of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs

Publication Date: 1/21/2020 Wood shingles and shakes can provide years of service if properly installed and maintained. Learn what kinds of wood make the best roofing material; how to protect against fungus, moss and lichen;...

Physiological Leaf Roll of Tomato

Publication Date: 5/31/2011 This publication helps distinguish between tomato physiological leaf roll and infectious plant diseases that can cause yield and fruit quality losses. Also discusses leaf roll management strategies...

Home Freezing of Seafood

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 Learn how to prepare and freeze fish so that it tastes almost as fresh and delicately flavored as the day it was caught. Revised by Barbara Rasco and originally prepared by Kenneth S. Hildebrand, Jr.

Integrated Pest Management for Ants in the Classroom

Publication Date: 1/30/2022 Ants invading school buildings is a commonly reported pest problem in the Pacific Northwest. Many ant species are remarkably capable of finding food and moisture and highly efficient at harvesting...

Biosolids in Dryland Cropping Systems

Publication Date: 3/4/2019 This publication reviews the long term benefits of municipal biosolids applications on soil health in dryland cereal and pasture cropping systems east of the Cascades. Biosolids were an especially...

Diversifying Dryland Direct Seed Systems, Steve and Nate Riggers (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Steve and Nate Riggers use an innovative approach to dryland farming systems. Learn more in this publication, part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study project. Authors: Georgine Yorgey, Kristy...

Propagating Shrubs, Vines, and Trees from Stem Cuttings

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Adding more greenery to your home landscape? Tired of buying so many trees and shrubs to do it? A possible alternative is to use stem cuttings from your current trees and shrubs to make more, a...

Avoiding Residues in Small Poultry and Game Bird Flocks

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Don't let any chemical residues show up in meat or eggs from your flock. Discusses where residues can originate and how to avoid them in poultry and eggs. Author: J.C. Hermes 2 pages

Integrated Management of Downy Brome in Winter Wheat

Publication Date: 8/2/2020 Downy brome ( Bromus tectorum L. ), also known as cheatgrass, is especially troublesome in low precipitation production areas where crop rotations are mostly limited to winter wheat followed by a...

A Community-based Response to Flooding, Jay Gordon (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 7/31/2018 After recent frequent and severe flooding events, dairy farmer Jay Gordon has been working with others in his community to develop a strategy for lessening the impacts of future flooding in their...

Ties to the Land: Succession Planning for Property Owners

Publication Date: 3/1/2022 Whether you own a farm, forest or rangeland, you care about your property and what happens to it. That's why you need a succession plan to help guide its transition to future owners. Ties to the...

Dairy Manure Applications in Irrigated Wheat Production Systems

Publication Date: 2/12/2020 Discover best management practices for irrigated wheat production systems receiving dairy manure applications. Recommendations are based on field research conducted in southern Idaho. Grain protein...

Strip-tillage for Onions and Sweet Corn, Lorin Grigg (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 6/30/2018 Lorin Grigg grows onions and sweet corn under sprinkler irrigation in Quincy, Washington. In this publication, Grigg discusses his strategy for cover cropping to protect seedlings from windblown...

Controlling Root and Crown Diseases of Small Grain Cereals

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 This publication describes practices to manage and minimize losses from root and crown diseases of wheat and barley throughout the Pacific Northwest. Authors: Richard Smiley, Timothy Paulitz, Juiet...

Fertilizing with Biosolids

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Focuses on how biosolids can be used to supply nutrients to crops. Describes the nutrient content and fertilizer replacement value of biosolids and the relationship between biosolids nutrient...

Grazed Cover Cropping, Drew Leitch (Farmer to Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 9/29/2019 An Inland Northwest farmer has been trialing spring and fall-seeded cover cropping for cow-calf grazing and the effects on the following grain crops. Authors: Georgine Yorgey, Kristy Borrelli,...

Integrated Management of Mayweed Chamomile in Wheat and Pulse Crop Production Systems

Publication Date: 4/30/2017 In small grain and pulse crops throughout the high rainfall zones of the Inland Pacific Northwest, mayweed chamomile is a troublesome weed. Individual plants can produce as many as 17,000 seeds,...

Pea Shoots

Publication Date: 2/28/2018 Pea shoots, the young, tender vine tips of garden peas, are increasingly found in high-end restaurants; learn to successfully grow this delicacy. Authors: Carol Miles, Justin O'Dea, Catherine...

Grazing management that achieves multiple-use goals, Russ Stingley (Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study series)

Publication Date: 11/5/2019 This publication is part of the Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study Series: Increasing resilience among ranchers in the Pacific Northwest. Authors: Tipton D. Hudson, Sonia A. Hall, J. Shannon Neibergs,...

Scotch Broom

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Introduced in California in the 1850s, Scotch broom is an ornamental whose golden blooms hide a dangerously prolific invasive plant. Its ability to outcompete other plants has incurred significant...

Applying Adaptive Grazing Management

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Grazing management requires flexibility to adapt to ever-changing climatic conditions, and changes in grazing management for public lands may be required because of endangered or threatened species.

Acidifying Soil for Crop Production: Inland Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Explains the relationship between high soil pH and nutrient deficiencies in crop plants. Color photos illustrate symptoms of pH-induced nutrient deficiency. Authors: Donald Horneck, Donald Wysocki,...

Land Survey and Mapping: An Introduction for Woodland Owners

Publication Date: 4/7/2020 Discusses types of plane surveys, including property surveys and cadastral surveys. Briefly sketches the history of the rectangular survey system in the United States and describes how the...

Ethanol in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 8/31/2018 Ethanol: Where does it come from? How is it used? Learn the background of ethanol as a transportation biofuel and the important role it plays in the PNW. Authors: Noelle M. Hart, Keaton L. Lesnik,...

Date, Rate, and Place: The Field Book for Dairy Manure Applicators

Publication Date: 12/31/2016 This publication provides recording keeping sheets and examples for manure applications on dairy farms. Examples are provided for a number of different manure handling systems. Authors: Andy Bary,...

Flex Cropping: Bill Jepson (Farmer to Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Bill Jepson farms in northeastern Oregon, in an area receiving 12 inches or less of annual precipitation. In this publication, Bill Jepson discusses his operation's strategy for flex cropping to...

Understanding International Trade: The Basic Ideas

Publication Date: 11/18/2021 Welcome to the video series, Understanding International Trade: The Basic Ideas. This video provides a brief overview and introduction to the video series. International trade affects both...

Megachilid Bees in the Pacific Northwest: An Introduction

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This publication is an introduction to the Megachilidae family of bees found in the Pacific Northwest. It highlights the characteristics of two important members of this family: leafcutting bees...

Conservation Tillage in a Winter Wheat - Fallow System, Ron Jirava (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 9/30/2018 Ron Jirava's approach to conservation tillage helps his farm to remain economically viable. Learn more in this farmer-to-farmer case study. Authors: Georgine Yorgey, Kristy Borrelli, Kathleen...

Western Roots: Diving into a sagebrush sea of diversity

Publication Date: 7/31/2018 What may appear at first glance as a sea of sagebrush is in reality a complex and diverse ecosystem with a wide variety of plants and animals. The sagebrush steppe teems with life, but threats such...

Judging Swine and Oral Reasons 101

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 This publication will help youth and beginning swine producers to understand the five basic criteria for selecting a swine animal. It will also help beginners in 4-H and FFA livestock judging to...

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Irrigated Pastures

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Irrigated pastures in southern Idaho are primarily composed of grasses or grass-legume mixtures. An entry in the southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this five-page publication explains the...

Building a Tradition of Adaptive Rangeland Management: Jack Southworth (Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study series)

Publication Date: 1/1/2020 This publication is part of the Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study Series: Increasing resilience among ranchers in the Pacific Northwest. Authors: Sonia A. Hall, Tipton D. Hudson, Georgine G. Yorgey, J.

Harvest Weed Seed Control: Applications for PNW Wheat Production Systems

Publication Date: 12/4/2019 This publication discusses the various HWSC systems and their potential suitability for PNW wheat production systems across rainfall regions. Authors: Drew J. Lyon, Michael J. Walsh, Judit Barroso,...

Master Water Stewards Module 3: Getting Started as an IDAH2O Master Water Steward

Publication Date: 10/20/2021 The third of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen- science water-quality monitoring program focuses on specific things any steward needs to know and do...

Growing Christmas Trees in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 This primer for new Christmas tree growers covers market trends, opportunities and risks, tree management, species descriptions, laws and regulations, and costs and returns. Contains 11 color...

2020 Southern Idaho Soft White Spring Wheat Quick Facts

Publication Date: 11/30/2020 This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing soft white spring wheat in southern Idaho, with pointers or information on growth and development, rotation and seeding, fertilization,...

2020 Southern Idaho Hard Winter Wheat Quick Facts

Publication Date: 11/30/2020 This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing hard winter wheat in southern Idaho, with pointers or information on growth and development, rotation and seeding, fertilization,...

Pantry Pest Guide: Common Insect Culprits in Homes and Kitchens of the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 1/31/2020 The purpose of this guide is to help residents in the Pacific Northwest to identify common insect pests that occur in pantries and kitchens. This guide is not meant to be all inclusive, but is...

2020 Southern Idaho Soft White Winter Wheat Quick Facts

Publication Date: 11/30/2020 This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing soft white winter wheat in southern Idaho, with pointers or information on growth and development, rotation and seeding, fertilization,...

Worksheet for Calculating Biosolids Application Rates in Agriculture

Publication Date: 9/2/2018 Biosolids are a byproduct of municipal wastewater treatment. Raw sewage solids must be processed to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards before they can be called biosolids. This...

Cuatro Pasos Sencillos para la Poda de Cerezos Sobre Gisela y Otros Portainjertos Productivos

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 A Spanish translation of PNW 592, Four Simple Steps to Pruning Trees on Gisela and Other Productive Rootstocks. Author: Lynn E. Long 2 pages

Nutrient Management Guide for Dryland and Irrigated Alfalfa in the Inland Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 This full-color illustrated guide for optimizing alfalfa production according to the growing conditions common throughout Idaho and east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington provides specific...

Nutrient Management for Field Corn Silage and Grain

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 Adequate nutrition is essential if productive new corn hybrids are to realize their full yield potential. This publication provides fertilizer guidelines based on university research and a special...

Sweet Cherry Rootstocks for the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 9/8/2021 Cherry growers have many options when it comes to choosing rootstocks. The combination of new dwarfing rootstocks with high-density training systems leads to earlier production. But growers need to...

Performance of Hard Red Winter Wheat in Late-Planted Fallow

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This publication describes results of field research on the performance of hard red winter wheat cultivars in a late-planted fallow system in the low-precipitation zone of Oregon and Washington.

Master Water Stewards Intro and Welcome Video

Publication Date: 10/20/2021 This short video welcomes and introduces participants to the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards online version of the classroom portion of the certification workshop. Author, producer: Jim Ekins 3:06

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Publication Date: 7/7/2020 Vegetables provide many amazing health benefits and all of us could benefit from including more vegetables in our diets. University of Idaho Extension Educator Julie Buck demonstrates how to make...

Commercial Application of CIPC Sprout Inhibitor to Storage Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 For potato storage managers, this publication describes how CIPC works and when and how it is applied. Discusses causes of sprout inhibition failure. Authors: Michael Lewis, Michael Thornton, Gale...

Potato Seed Management: Seed Size and Age

Publication Date: 12/31/1994 Discusses impact of seed size and physiological age on seed performance and the implications for management. Authors: William H. Bohl, Phillip Nolte. Gale E. Kleinkopf, Michael K. Thornton 4 pages

Saving Energy and Fertilizer Costs: Best Management Practices for Southern Idaho Grain Producers

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 Rising energy costs mean harder choices for grain growers with each passing season. This publication describes the ways southern Idaho grain producers can streamline production practices to gain...

Tuxedo Bug: A New Home-Invading Insect in Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 The tuxedo bug has become a significant nuisance pest insect in some areas of Idaho. Although harmless, their massive numbers, particularly during the fall, makes them an intolerable pest for...

Country of Origin Labeling and Livestock Producers

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Provides background information on the new Country of Origin Labeling Law, how it might affect sales of U.S. meat, and how producers can track and provide documentation regarding the country of...

Dairy Compost Production and Use in Idaho: The Composting Process

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 This publication explains what composting is, how it occurs, and how various factors affect it. First in a series on composting dairy wastes in Idaho and using dairy compost on the farm. Authors:...

Management of Goats for Controlling Noxious Weeds: A Primer

Publication Date: 12/31/2003 This publication presents an introduction to the use of goats for controlling noxious weeds, including the use of different goat management methods for various weed conditions. Authors: Shannon...

Matrix in Weed Management Systems for Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 Provides information on Matrix's mode of action, its effectiveness on various weed species, and how to use it to maximize its strengths and avoid hazards of misuse. Authors: Pamela Hutchinson,...

Logic Model for Program Planning and Evaluation

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 Describes how to use the logic model to identify elements of a program that are most likely to yield useful evaluation data and to identify a sequence for collecting data and measuring progress.

Managing Elm Seed Bugs around Your Home

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 The elm seed bug (Arocatus melanocephalus) in Idaho invades homes in July and August from surrounding landscapes where elm trees grow. Posing no direct threat to plants or people, they can still...

Controlling Billbug Grubs in Lawns

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 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...

Nutrient Management in Idaho Grape Production

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 This publication answers common questions posed by Idaho vine grape growers regarding soils and nutrients. Authors: Mir-M. Seyedbagheri, Tony McCammon, Esmaeil Fallahi 5 pages

Contribution of the Grape and Wine Industry to Idaho's Economy

Publication Date: 12/31/2001 The grape and wine industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States and while Idaho's grape and wine industry is relatively small, it is beginning to grow, gaining in both regional and...

Core Aeration of Lawns—Benefits and Procedures

Publication Date: 1/31/2020 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...

2007 North-Central Idaho Crop Management Trials

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Summarizes field agronomic performance evaluations conducted in northern Idaho during 2007, including a demonstration trial of safflower yield, an herbicide response study with Clearfield wheat, an...

White Bryony

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 A poisonous noxious weed, white bryony grows rapidly and can smother and kill small trees and shrubs. Learn its characteristics and how to identify and control it in this profile of the viny member...

Getting the Most Feed Nutrient for the Dollar

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 This publication describes a process livestock producers should use to determine the value of a feed that will provide energy or protein to balance a forage-based ration. Authors: Glenn Shewmaker,...

Vine Kill and Long-term Storage of Ranger Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2003 University of Idaho scientists at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center spent three years studying the best time to harvest Ranger Russet potatoes to maintain best processing quality during...

Dairy Compost Production and Use in Idaho: On-Farm Composting Management

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 This publication describes composting management practices starting from compost material preparation and ending with the evaluation of the finished product. Authors: Lide Chen and Mario deHaro...

Composting and Using Backyard Poultry Waste in the Home Garden

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 For the backyard agriculturist, proper composting of chicken manure has no downsides. This publication provides basic information on how to properly process backyard-poultry waste and use it in a...

2020 Southern Idaho Hard Spring Wheat Quick Facts

Publication Date: 11/30/2020 This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing hard spring wheat in southern Idaho, with pointers or information on growth and development, rotation and seeding, fertilization,...

Monitoring of Greater Sage-Grouse Habitats and Populations

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 This field guide for wildlife biologists and land managers gives techniques for assessing sage-grouse habitats and populations, monitoring sage grouse populations, and capturing and marking sage...

Idaho 4-H Volunteer Manual

Publication Date: 3/14/2021 Containing material from in-state and out-of-state 4-H resources, this 32-page handbook provides the basics for 4-H adult volunteers who want to supervise youth-based activities in Idaho. Along...

2007 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeast Idaho Cereals Research & Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Presents the results of variety performance trials established at four locations for winter varieties and five locations for spring varieties in southcentral and southeastern Idaho during the fall...

BQA: Guidelines for Preconditioning and Weaning

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Preconditioning calves involves a number of practices that prepare calves for the next production phase and includes acclimating calves to a new diet, vaccinating and weaning calves, and teaching...

Risk Assessment and Decision-Making Guidelines for Dairy Risk Management: Part 2

Publication Date: 6/1/2020 Dairy farmers, particularly those who run small- and middle-sized enterprises, face significant economic challenges. Financial guidance is more critical than ever. This three-part series offers...

Risk Assessment and Decision-Making Guidelines for Dairy Risk Management: Part 3

Publication Date: 8/6/2020 Dairy farmers, particularly those who run small- and middle-sized enterprises, face significant economic challenges. Financial guidance is more critical than ever. This three-part series offers...

Your Rights and Responsibilities: Notario Fraud

Publication Date: 4/22/2020 Part of the Your Rights and Responsibilities series, this three-page fact sheet provides basic information about notario fraud, a common immigration scam. Along with a rundown about how it may...

Buying and Selling Hay on the Stump

Publication Date: 4/9/2020 This publication provides a five-step process and lists several online business tools that will empower buyers and sellers to successfully establish a fair price for hay on the stump. The steps...

Know Your Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Publication Date: 4/15/2021 $1.50 The number of herbicide-resistant weeds continues to increase in the United States. This is a huge concern for farmers, since weeds compete with crops for nutrients in the soil, potentially...

Idaho Economic Recovery During COVID-19

Publication Date: 3/23/2021 Causing multiple shutdowns, COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the world economy. In a short informational video, two economics experts from University of Idaho Extension take a closer look. They briefly...

Master Water Stewards Module 5: Physical and Chemical Stream Assessments

Publication Date: 10/20/2021 The fifth of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program includes the Physical Assessment: observations of a stream's...

Understanding International Trade: Episode 1, Why Trade and What to Trade?

Publication Date: 11/18/2021 In this episode, we answer two fundamental but very important questions in international trade: why do countries want to trade with each other and how do countries decide what to produce? To...

Understanding International Trade: Episode 2, World Supply and Demand

Publication Date: 11/18/2021 In Episode 1, our friend Joe Vandal exports potato chips to Mars and imports memory chips from Mars. What happens if you own a small farm like Roger and produce potato chips for the domestic...

Understanding International Trade: Episode 3, What is a Trade Deficit?

Publication Date: 11/18/2021 In this video, we look at an accounting issue: "What is the balance of payments among countries?" We often hear the term "trade deficit" in the news. But what exactly is a trade deficit? Is a trade...

Understanding International Trade: Episode 4, Winners and Losers of Trade

Publication Date: 11/18/2021 This is the last video in the series on "Understanding International Trade: The Basic Ideas." If you recall in Episode 1, we showed that countries benefit from free trade. So, if trade is good, why...

Integrated Pest Management for Bed Bugs in Schools

Publication Date: 9/12/2021 While schools are generally inhospitable to bed bugs, it's not uncommon to encounter bed bugs in school settings. Bed bugs sometimes stow away on articles being returned to school or drop off a...

Bed Bugs in the Classroom

Publication Date: 9/12/2021 What do you do if you find a bed bug in school? This fact sheet for educators and families covers prevention, identification and best practices for treating an infestation. Authors: Dawn H. Gouge,...

Variable Rate Nitrogen Application: Eric Odberg (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 9/30/2016 Eric Odberg farms near Genesee, Idaho, in an area receiving about 22 inches of precipitation annually. In this 2016 publication, the fourth-generation cereal-based farmer discusses his experiences...

Nurturing Resilience: Protective Factors for Resilience/Factores Protectores de la Resiliencia

Publication Date: 2/10/2022 Protective factors help children respond to life’s challenges. These factors include supportive relationships, access to quality care and safe places to play. You can nurture resilience by...

Identificación y Control de Enfermedades, Plagas, y Otros Problemas en Árboles de Navidad

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Esta guía de campo es para los cultivadores de árboles de Navidad, trabajadores de campo, y cualquier persona interesada en la producción de árboles de Navidad. Producido por la Universidad Estatal...

El Control de las Avispas y de los Avispones en Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 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.

Nurturing Resilience: Mindful Practices for Resilience/Prácticas Conscientes para la Resiliencia

Publication Date: 2/10/2022 Trauma and stress can have physical effects on young children. Learn mindful activities for kids that can help calm the body’s response to stress. El trauma y el estrés pueden resultar en efectos...

La Enfermedad “Slime Flux” de los Árboles

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 'Slime flux,' o madera húmeda bacteriana, comúnmente afecta a los siguientes árboles de Idaho-Álamo de Norteamérica (cottonwood), sauce, olmo, y Álamo. Aprenda los síntomas de 'slime flux,' los...

Conservas de Vegetales

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Guardar en conserva puede ser una forma estupenda de obtener el beneficio total de los vegetales de su jardín. Cuando se preparan correctamente, los alimentos retienen sus nutrientes y sabor. Si se...

Nuez Blanca

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Una mala hierba venenosa 'nociva,' la nuez blanca crece rápidamente y puede sofocar y matar a los árboles pequeños y arbustos. Aprenda sus características y cómo identificarla y controlarla en este...

Consejos para Emprendedores: Regulaciones para Vender Alimentos Preparados

Publication Date: 4/22/2021 Como parte de la serie Consejos para Emprendedores, este boletín informativo de dos páginas proporciona información sobre cómo Idaho regula la industria de alimentos preparados. Se indican los...

Recetas de Salsa para Guardar en Conserva

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Esta famosa publicación ha sido actualizada con 5 nuevas recetas de salsa fáciles y sabrosas con suficientes variaciones aprobadas como para complacer hasta a los más exigentes preparadores de salsa.

Conservas de Tomates y Productos de Tomates

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Se deben usar métodos seguros para el envase de tomates o productos de tomate. Como resultado de nuevos hallazgos de investigación y cambios en las variedades de tomates, las recomendaciones para...

Consejos para Emprendedores: Qué Hay Que Considerar Al Comenzar Un Negocio

Publication Date: 4/22/2021 Como parte de la serie Consejos para Emprendedores, este boletín informativo de dos páginas proporciona respuestas a algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes al considerar la estructura tributaria...

Controlando los Insectos Picudos en el Césped

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 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...

The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2020

Publication Date: 2/17/2021 This comprehensive yet concise annual report, often relied upon by state legislators, summarizes the financial condition of Idaho agriculture. The categories covered for 2020 include net farm...

The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2021

Publication Date: 1/20/2022 This comprehensive yet concise annual report, often relied upon by state legislators, summarizes the financial condition of Idaho agriculture. The categories covered for 2021 include net farm...

Hardwoods 101: Planning, Planting and Maintenance

Publication Date: 1/31/2007 Whether you are planning one hardwood tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities that will...

Black Cherry

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Whether you are planning one black cherry tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities you...

American Chestnut

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Whether you are planning one American chestnut in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities you...

Black Walnut

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Black Walnut is one of the most-highly prized North American hardwoods. A tasty nut crop and aesthetically pleasing characteristics make black walnut an attractive choice for Idaho landowners with...

Carpathian Walnut

Publication Date: 1/31/2007 Carpathian Walnut is known for its outstanding nut qualities and fine wood and aesthetic characteristics. Whether you are planning one tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with...

Oaks

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Excellent wood qualities, adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions, superb wildlife value and vivid fall coloration all make Oaks an attractive selection for alternative tree crops for...

Paulownia

Publication Date: 1/31/2007 Royal Paulownia has very special physical and cultural needs. But with the right site and cultural practices, paulownia could be a successful alternative tree crop for Idaho private landowners.

Sugar Maple

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Maple syrup and brilliant fall colors; that's what sugar maples are best known for. With the right site choice and management, you too can grow sugar maples and reap the many benefits of this...

Costs of Owning and Operating Farm Machinery in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 Detailed tables present the ownership and operating costs associated with specific pieces of farm equipment used to produce crops in the Pacific Northwest. Author: Kathleen Painter 110 pages

Consejos Para Emprendedores: Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada

Publication Date: 4/1/2023 Como parte de la serie Consejos para Emprendedores, este boletín informativo de tres páginas proporciona información sobre cómo formar una Sociedad de Responsibilidad Limitada (LLC por sus siglas...

Managing Salt-affected Soils for Crop Production

Publication Date: 4/1/2022 Salt accumulation in soil can reduce crop yields and destroy a soil’s structure if not managed effectively. In this 21-page publication, learn how to test for and evaluate the salts present in... Author(s): Maria Zamora Re, Abigail Tomasek, Bryan G. Hopkins, Dan M. Sullivan, Linda J. Brewer

Expansión de un Negocio Mediante la Adición de Empleados Remunerados

Publication Date: 6/1/2022 Como parte de la serie Consejos para Emprendedores, este boletín informativo de tres paginas proporciona informacion sobre que debe hacer al agregar empleados remunerados a su negocio. Tal...

How To Prune Coniferous Evergreen Trees

Publication Date: 4/1/1985 Evergreen shade trees are beautiful features in many Idaho cities and towns. Yet they can become ill or a hazard without regular care. This classic Extension bulletin provides helpful diagrams,...

Custom Rates for Idaho Agricultural Operations: 2013-2014

Publication Date: 12/1/2015 This publication reports the rates being charged for custom agricultural operations in Idaho. It also provides information on how to calculate machinery costs for setting custom rates and how to...

Potato Irrigation Management

Publication Date: 1/1/1997 Efficient irrigation management can increase marketable yield while reducing production costs by conserving water, energy and nitrogen fertilizer and while reducing potential groundwater...

Mustards in Mustards: Guide to Identification of Canola, Rapeseed, and Related Weeds

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 This four-color, field-oriented identification guide allows users to identify rapeseed, canola and mustard crop plants and their related weeds. A durable folder holds nine full-color identification...

Potato Production Systems (softcover)

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Originally $89.95, now $20 . (While supplies last.) Experts in all phases of potato production collaborated on this comprehensive potato production manual. With information for anyone associated...

2017 Dryland Field Day Abstracts

Publication Date: 4/30/2017 This publication is a compilation of the 2017 abstracts from dryland field days for Washington State University Extension, University of Idaho Extension and Oregon State University Extension.

2019 Dryland Field Day Abstracts

Publication Date: 3/31/2019 This publication is a compilation of the 2019 abstracts from dryland field days for Washington State University Extension, University of Idaho Extension and Oregon State University Extension.

2018 Dryland Field Day Abstracts

Publication Date: 4/30/2018 This publication is a compilation of the 2018 abstracts from dryland field days for Washington State University Extension, University of Idaho Extension and Oregon State University Extension.

Protecting and Landscaping Homes in the Wildland/Urban Interface

Publication Date: 12/31/2004 Despite the specter of climate change, housing developments in wildfire-prone communities (areas where houses sit within or directly adjacent to natural vegetation) have steadily increased since...

After the Burn: Assessing and Managing Your Forestland after a Wildfire

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Chapters cover fire ecology; fire mechanics and behavior; fire's effect on vegetation, wildlife, soils, watersheds and aquatic environments; emergency rehabilitation treatments; assessing fire's...

Shrub-Steppe Vegetation of the East Fork and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Drainages

Publication Date: 12/31/2004 Blue bunch wheatgrass and Idaho fester are dominants or major subdominants in the shrub-steppe communities of the Middle Fork and East Fork along Idaho's Salmon River. Learn more about nineteen of...

Planning and Planting a Five-Row Windbreak

Publication Date: 2/28/2010 A properly designed and maintained windbreak provides many benefits to you and the environment including home energy conservation, improved crop yields, snow drift control and more. Read about...

Backpack Guide to Idaho Range Plants

Publication Date: 8/31/2012 $19.95 The landscapes of Idaho's vast rangelands are rich with diverse plant life that can intrigue the curious explorer and observant naturalist. This full-color guide is the ideal tool for...

Planning an Idaho Vegetable Garden

Publication Date: 1/1/1996 $7 Four gardening experts provide successful gardening methods. Discusses site selection, garden layout, weed and insect control, and crop by crop planting instructions. Also contains a thorough...

BQA: Record Keeping

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Keeping accurate records on a consistent basis is important for maintaining beef quality assurance and a healthy herd, and to protect a beef operation from litigation regarding drug residue. This...

Elements & Principles of Design

Publication Date: 8/31/2018 $1 Created to be part of a 4-H art curriculum, this informational card will provide a continuous visual reference for both youth and adults learning about visual art. The Elements & Principles card...

Understanding Factors Controlling Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications

Publication Date: 4/10/2019 Nitrogen is the soil nutrient needed in the largest quantity by plants. Because most plants cannot make or "fix" nitrogen on their own, it must be applied as fertilizer, most often in the forms of...

Best Management Practices for Minimizing Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications in Idaho Crops

Publication Date: 3/31/2019 Nitrogen fertilizer applications in areas of intensive agricultural production of Idaho can result in loss of nitrogen by ammonia volatilization. However, effective use of best management practices...

BQA: Proper Euthanasia for Cattle

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Termination of an animal's life should be taken seriously and done in the most humane manner possible. This brief publication discusses making euthanasia decisions, methods of proper euthanasia and...

Twospotted Spider Mite on Sugar Beet: Importance, Identification and Management

Publication Date: 12/5/2019 Since 2012, sugar beet production in Idaho, Oregon and Washington has seen a significant increase in twospotted spider mites (TSSM) populations. This publication outlines the symptoms of a TSSM...

Storage Management of Mountain Gem Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 5/31/2019 One reason Idaho potato acreage devoted to the Russet Burbank has declined in recent years is because of the development of new cultivars, including Gem Russet. Based on three years of research...

Sustainable Small Acreage Farming in Idaho: Finding and Evaluating Land

Publication Date: 4/30/2019 Small acreage farming allows people to produce their own food and to develop various farm-based business enterprises. Establishing a small farm requires time and attention to many details.

Evaluating Adaptability of Alternative Crops in Eastern Idaho

Publication Date: 5/8/2019 Cropping systems in eastern Idaho mainly include cereal, potato, sugar beet and forage. In order to improve soil health and decrease pest pressure, growers have tried to integrate alternative crops...

Evaluating LESA Irrigation Systems in Potato Production in Southern and Eastern Idaho

Publication Date: 7/31/2019 Low-elevation spray application (LESA) is an irrigation modification that places nozzles 1-2 feet aboveground. The lower nozzle height in LESA enables water droplets to spend less time in the air,...

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Sugar Beets

Publication Date: 7/31/2019 Sugar beets are one of the major raw materials for sugar manufactured in the United States. Sugar beet profits are based on three key factors: beet yield, sucrose content and sucrose recovery...

An Introduction to Season Extension for High-Altitude, Short-Season Gardens

Publication Date: 9/1/2022 Gardening in high-altitude regions of the arid west is tricky, due to short growing seasons and extreme temperature swings. But this 13-page, colorfully illustrated publication will help you to... Author(s): Melissa Hamilton, Jen Werlin, Karie Boone, Gary Dean Austin

Growing Food Safely in Idaho School Gardens

Publication Date: 9/15/2019 This guide is created for teachers, parents, volunteers, school administrators, food-service professionals and everyone else engaged in youth gardening projects in Idaho. It is meant to serve as a...

Dutch Oven Cooking: Project Manual Unit 1

Publication Date: 10/2/2019 Dutch oven cooking is a special activity that can be enjoyed by all. The fun comes not only from eating, but also on the way to the finished product. This project was written for those who love...

Dutch Oven Cooking: Helper's Guide

Publication Date: 10/2/2019 Dutch oven cooking is a special activity that can be enjoyed by all. The fun comes not only from eating, but also on the way to the finished product. This project was written for those who love...

Dutch Oven Cooking: Project Manual Unit 2

Publication Date: 10/2/2019 Dutch oven cooking is a special activity that can be enjoyed by all. The fun comes not only from eating, but also on the way to the finished product. This project was written for those who love...

Wheat streak mosaic virus Management in Idaho Cereals

Publication Date: 11/7/2019 Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) is a serious disease that damages wheat production in Idaho. Transmitted by the wheat curl mite, WSMV infects winter and spring wheat and can also infect barley,...

Flowering Rush

Publication Date: 10/6/2019 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,...

Sugar Beet Root Maggot: Identification, Biology, and Management

Publication Date: 9/30/2019 The sugarbeet root maggot is a serious pest in southern Idaho. Learn how to manage this harmful insect by designing an integrated pest management (IPM) program. The IPM approach combines cultural...

From Weeds to Flowers: Creating Sustainable Wildflower Meadows in Arid Climates

Publication Date: 8/25/2019 Wildflower meadows have the potential to benefit homeowners, public land managers and commercial property caretakers in numerous ways. They can beautify landscapes, simplify maintenance, strengthen...

Tips for Entrepreneurs: What to Think About When Starting a Business

Publication Date: 10/24/2019 Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this two-page fact sheet provides the answers to some of the commonly asked questions when considering starting a business. Included is an informational...

Tips for Entrepreneurs: Regulations for Selling Prepared Foods

Publication Date: 11/10/2019 Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this two-page fact sheet provides information on how Idaho regulates the prepared food industry. Included are the types of food establishments that are...

Tips for Entrepreneurs: Expanding a Business by Adding Paid Employees

Publication Date: 2/29/2020 Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this three-page fact sheet provides information on what you need to do when adding paid employees to your business. Such an expansion requires applying...

Tips for Entrepreneurs - Expanding a Business: The Physical Site

Publication Date: 11/30/2020 Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this two-page fact sheet provides information on what you need to do when expanding your business' building or facilities: acquiring proper zoning and...

Targeted Tank Mixtures for Weed Control in Potatoes

Publication Date: 4/7/2022 Managing weeds in potato fields with an integrated approach — using all available cultural, mechanical, chemical and biological tools — is more effective than relying on any single weed-control...

Uniform Plant Stand Is Key to Crop Yield and Quality

Publication Date: 10/31/2019 Because it affects all aspects of crop production, uniform stand establishment is vital for healthy crop production. Learn about the factors that enable growers to realize this important objective,...

Risk Assessment and Decision-Making Guidelines for Dairy Risk Management: Part 1

Publication Date: 3/5/2020 Dairy farmers, particularly those who run small- and middle-sized enterprises, face significant economic challenges. Financial guidance is more critical than ever. This three-part series addresses...

Beware Signs of White Rot in Garlic and Other Allium Crops

Publication Date: 1/1/2020 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,...

Field Corn Harvest Recommendations for Idaho

Publication Date: 3/4/2020 Field corn is infrequently discussed in Extension publications, even though Idaho farmers use the southern-grown crop for livestock feed. Grown along the Snake River Plain in southern Idaho, it's a...

Irrigation and Nitrogen Fertilization Affect End-Use Quality of Spring Wheat of Three Market Classes

Publication Date: 1/31/2020 Water and nitrogen are key ingredients in successful cropping systems, particularly in the challenging climates of the semiarid and arid regions of the western United States. This publication...

Mission Statements and Strategic Goals: Bringing Businesses into Focus

Publication Date: 3/8/2020 Focusing a business is a challenging but worthwhile pursuit, one that earns dividends as a business matures. The best way to hone your enterprise' trajectory is to define your strategic goals and...

Pasture and Range Plants that Endanger Livestock in Southwestern Idaho

Publication Date: 9/7/2020 $7 This publication is a basic guide to thirty-five common toxic plants found in southwestern Idaho pastures and rangelands. Concise plant descriptions, paired with stunning photography, will help...

The Veterinary Feed Directive: The Why, What, and How Guide for Livestock Producers

Publication Date: 2/2/2020 Since 1996, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken regulatory action via the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) to ensure that drugs used to treat bacterial diseases in all food-producing...

Utilizing Barn Owl Boxes for Management of Vole Populations

Publication Date: 7/22/2020 Because they consume large quantities of voles, barn owls can help to manage rodent populations in Idaho. This handy publication will help you to attract more of these natural predators with its...

Simplify Dinnertime: A Guide to Make-Ahead Freezer Meals for Electric Pressure–Cooking

Publication Date: 2/3/2022 Do you scramble to put something together for dinner after work? Worry no more. With a freezer meal plan in hand and your electric pressure cooker at the ready, you can prepare meals way ahead of...

Spring Vegetable Planting Guide for Idaho

Publication Date: 3/31/2020 Idaho's diverse climate makes it a challenging place to grow vegetables, so if you're planning to start a vegetable garden this spring, this planting guide is for you. It provides basic, crucial...

Monitoring Tools for a Potato Bruise Prevention Program

Publication Date: 6/18/2020 Potato bruising is costly. It lowers the quality of a crop, leading to customer rejections or direct waste. It's thus critical to quickly identify what is causing the injuries in your operation.

Idaho Environmental/Nutrient Management Program (E/NMP) Basics

Publication Date: 8/20/2020 Nutrient management is not a game. It verifies the health of your livestock operation and thus requires a documented plan (called an Environmental/Nutrient Management Program), assembled by a...

Presenting Online

Publication Date: 11/29/2020 Since webinars and other internet-based communication have become more of a standard, it has become important to know how to present material online. From managing the visual elements, minding...

2014 Farm Bill Crop Commodity Program Payments in Idaho

Publication Date: 6/29/2020 The 2014 Farm Bill initiated revenue support programs for crop farmers (ARC-CO, ARC-IC and PLC). This study determines whether or not the bill functioned as expected. It investigates how ARC-CO and...

Soil-Testing Procedures for Southern Idaho Soils

Publication Date: 6/22/2020 Crops require seventeen nutrients to thrive. To make sure your soil is providing them, soil sampling and testing are critical. This bulletin provides a brief overview of both by discussing how...

Grasshopper Management in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 7/13/2020 Grasshoppers are common plant-feeding insects in the Pacific Northwest but large numbers of them can devastate crops like alfalfa, cereals, corn, potatoes and grasses. This publication will help...

Improving Weed Control in Dry Bean Using Narrow Planting

Publication Date: 8/5/2020 Season-long control of weeds is an important goal when growing dry beans. Hairy nightshade, lambsquarters, redroot pigweed and green foxtail in particular harm bean yields in southern Idaho. This...

Growing Peppers in Short-Season, High-Altitude Idaho Gardens

Publication Date: 7/12/2020 Peppers are difficult to grow if you garden or farm at high elevations (above 4000 feet). This publication will help you to improve the odds by choosing the best type of soil; implementing season...

Nutrition for Healthy Aging: Four Key Nutrition Messages for the Older Adult

Publication Date: 7/15/2020 Nutrition is key to preventing and managing chronic disease, as well as to improving the quality of your life as you age. This publication offers four important strategies to help you make more...

Different Treatment Options for Russian Olive

Publication Date: 9/7/2020 Russian olive is a thorny, small and highly invasive tree that thrives in southern Idaho's arid climate. The sometimes shrubby tree often crowds out native vegetation areas along the banks of...

Being Financially Aware When Divorce Occurs: An Idaho Guide

Publication Date: 8/2/2020 Divorce is a highly emotional experience, one that unfortunately can lead to poor financial decision making. This publication will help you to avoid those pitfalls and more ably navigate this...

Quick Facts: Idaho Beans

Publication Date: 8/30/2020 This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing dry beans in southern Idaho, with pointers on soil sampling and testing, fertilization, irrigation and insect, weed and disease control.

Potential of Silicon Amendment for Improved Wheat Production

Publication Date: 9/8/2020 Balanced mineral nutrition is essential to grow wheat successfully. Silicon (which helps to form silicate minerals) is the second most plentiful element on Earth, but its effect on plant growth and...

Vermicomposting at Home

Publication Date: 9/27/2020 Vermicomposting relies on worms to produce nutrient-dense vermicast from recycled organic food waste and other natural materials. The project takes up very little space, making it a convenient and...

Developing a Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program for a Food Manufacturing Facility

Publication Date: 10/13/2020 Regardless of its expense, food manufacturers should install a pathogen environmental program as part of their facility's commitment to food safety. No one-size-fits-all regimen exists, however.

Ensuring Training Effectiveness: Evaluating Good Manufacturing Training

Publication Date: 10/12/2020 Food-manufacturing facilities spend a tremendous amount of time developing and delivering training. If employee competencies don't improve, however, it's important to know why. Learn the basics...

No Such Thing as a 'Murder Hornet': Asian Giant Hornet, an Invasive Species to Monitor

Publication Date: 10/25/2020 In 2019, an Asian giant hornet was spotted in Washington State, as well as in British Columbia, Canada. The invasive insect's siting, given its appetite for honeybees and its kill strategy (which...

Tips for Entrepreneurs: Money Management for Business Owners

Publication Date: 11/30/2020 Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this two-page fact sheet tells you how to manage your business' finances, including setting a budget, tracking income/expenses, generating financial...

Consejos para Emprendedores: Gestión del Dinero para Empresarios

Publication Date: 4/4/2022 Esta hoja informativa de dos páginas, que forma parte de la serie Consejos para Emprendedores, le indica cómo administrar las finanzas de su empresa, incluido el establecimiento de un presupuesto,...

Estimating the Efficiency and Cost of an On-Farm Centrifuge Separator

Publication Date: 1/12/2021 Cows generate huge amounts of manure annually on Idaho farms, organic waste that demands effective management. Centrifuges offer a more efficient system, though many state producers rely on others,...

Cultural Management of Clearwater Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 1/6/2021 The Clearwater Russet is a russet-skinned potato variety developed by the Pacific Northwest Variety Development Program that was released in 2008. Its excellent processing quality helped to...

Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes

Publication Date: 1/13/2021 Any gardener gets discouraged when they see a dark, leathery patch develop on the bottom end of their vine-ripened tomatoes. The blemish indicates blossom-end rot, a calcium-deficiency disorder...

A Guide to Developing Food Coalitions and Food-Policy Councils in Idaho

Publication Date: 5/10/2021 Consumer interest in locally grown food has strengthened Idahoans' desire to develop community-based coalitions. Although these burgeoning efforts are relatively new, by 2019 citizens had...

An Introduction to Third-Party Auditing in a Food-Manufacturing Facility

Publication Date: 4/5/2021 If you sell a food product regionally, larger distribution contacts will undoubtedly require that your manufacturing business undergo a third-party audit. This publication tells you the basics of...

Should Producers Test Solid Dairy Manure and Dairy Manure Compost Before Land Application?

Publication Date: 4/29/2021 Idaho's dairy industry generates substantial amounts of manure each year. Consequently, the state is a prolific producer of natural and nutrient-rich fertilizer. University of Idaho researchers...

Spotted Spurge (Chamaesyce maculata; Synonym: Euphorbia maculata)

Publication Date: 6/30/2021 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...

Essential 4-H Club Meeting Planning: The 4-H Meeting Wheel

Publication Date: 5/26/2021 Club meetings play a key role in the 4-H experience. The 4-H Meeting Wheel is a helpful guide, displaying the three elements (fun, business and learning) that leaders should incorporate into every...

La Planificación Esencial de Reuniones de Clubs 4-H:La Rueda de Reuniones 4-H

Publication Date: 11/1/2022 Las reuniones del club juegan un papel clave en la experiencia 4-H. La Rueda de Reuniones 4-H describe los tres Elementos Esenciales del Desarrollo Juvenil Positivo que forman la base de cada...

Pink Root Disease of Onion: Biology and Control

Publication Date: 11/22/2021 Pink root is one of the most significant diseases of onion in the Treasure Valley of Idaho and Oregon. Nearly one-quarter of susceptible onion losses are due to it. Learn what the symptoms are,...

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago major L.)

Publication Date: 10/4/2021 Broadleaf plantain 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...

Tips for Entrepreneurs: Idaho Regulations for Selling Cottage Foods

Publication Date: 11/14/2021 Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this two-page fact sheet provides information about establishing a business in cottage foods (edible products made in a person's home or other location...

Consejos para Emprendedores: Regulaciones para la Venta de Alimentos Caseros en Idaho

Publication Date: 2/15/2022 Este documento informativo de dos páginas es parte de la serie Consejos para Emprendedores. Este boletín brinda información sobre cómo establecer un negocio de alimentos caseros en Idaho (productos...

Tips for Entrepreneurs: Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Publication Date: 12/2/2021 Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this three-page fact sheet provides information on how to form a limited liability company (LLC) in Idaho. Learn about federal registration requirements,...

Wheat Characteristics under Varied Irrigation and Nitrogen

Publication Date: 1/3/2022 Determining optimum water and nitrogen requirements is critical to improve the yield and quality of wheat grown in arid and semiarid regions of the western United States. Because wheat is an...

Spring Annual Forage Hay Production in North-Central Idaho

Publication Date: 2/3/2022 Cattle producers in north-central Idaho need quality feed for their herds. But to satisfy that need, you need to do your homework. This publication helps growers and cattlemen understand how to use...

Women Farmers on the Rise? Understanding USDA Data-Collection Methods

Publication Date: 3/1/2022 Agricultural data collection in the United States has become more systematic since the first census report appeared in 1820. Conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the...

Black Medic

Publication Date: 1/23/2022 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...

Credit Cents Curriculum

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 $45 Credit Cents was developed for educators who teach personal finance, consumer education or life skills to adults and teens. The curriculum covers credit basics, credit scores, how to take...

Dollar Decisions (Decisiones de Dinero) Curriculum in English and Spanish

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 We’re sorry, this item is temporarily out of stock. Please contact us for availability at calspubs@uidaho.edu or 208-885-7982. Thank you. Teach low- and moderate-income adults successful ways to...

Healthy Diabetes Plate, 2d edition (38 MB download)

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This curriculum trains adults with type 2 diabetes in a simple visual method for planning healthy meals. Who can benefit from using the Healthy Diabetes Plate Method? The curriculum is mainly for...

IDAH2O Playing Cards - Cleaner. Water. Faster.

Publication Date: 9/30/2016 $3 For grades K-12, this complete deck of playing cards includes grade-specific mini-lessons on watershed science topics in Idaho. Use them in classrooms and out-of-school settings. For more...

The Dollar Game: Play scenarios to grow a local economy

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Learn how a community builds wealth by playing the Dollar Game, a role-playing exercise for team or individual play. The six-round, nontraditional educational program, which can be incorporated...

4H Wildlife and Water: Volunteer Guide

Publication Date: 9/1/2022 This 20-page publication supplements the Wildlife and Water Habitats 4-H Youth Curriculum, a program that teaches middle school-age children about Idaho habitats. As a companion guide, it provides...

Rangeland Outreach Activities Manual

Publication Date: 7/20/2021 This guide was designed to prepare 4-H youth for the Idaho Rangeland Skill-a-thon event. This event is a hands-on, outdoor, science event designed to teach youth and adults about the vast rangeland...

4H Wildlife and Water: Youth Guide

Publication Date: 9/1/2022 This 124-page youth text and workbook teaches middle school-age children about Idaho habitats as part of a three-year course. An ongoing narrative involving the characters Emily and Logan (peer...

Rangeland Outreach Activities Manual: Coaches' Edition

Publication Date: 7/20/2021 This guide was designed to help facilitators to prepare 4-H youth for the Idaho Rangeland Skill-a-thon event. This event is a hands-on, outdoor, science event designed to teach youth and adults...

Pest Friends

Publication Date: 10/1/2022 Pest Friends is an educational strategy board game designed to help youth and adults understand the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an ecosystem-based approach for managing pests...

Handling Potato Waste for Beef Cattle Feeding

Publication Date: 12/31/1977 Feeding potato waste to beef cattle requires good feed management and certain precautions. This publication covers the storage and feeding of different forms of potato waste including filter cake...

Plant Your Seedlings Right

Publication Date: 12/31/2017 In order to ensure the highest level of success in planting seedlings, there are many practices you will want to consider. This publication covers the correct ways to handle, plant and care for...

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Southern Idaho Lawns

Publication Date: 12/31/1997 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...

Cultural Management of Ranger Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/1997 This publication provides management tips for producing high-quality Ranger Russet potatoes in southern Idaho. Growers should adapt this information to their own situations. Information includes...

Fertilizing Gardens

Publication Date: 12/31/1991 This publication covers organic fertilizers, commercial inorganic fertilizers, application methods, specific elements (iron, zinc and sulfur), and general tips. Authors: Robert L. Mahler, Terry A.

Understanding Budgets and the Budgeting Process

Publication Date: 12/31/1991 Budgeting is crucial to a business' success. This publication helps you navigate this often intimidating task by discussing the four budget types most commonly used by agricultural producers (whole...

Special Forest Products

Publication Date: 12/31/1991 Markets for special forest products in Idaho (edible wild mushrooms, fresh floral greens, dried flowers, wild berries, seeds, roots, bark and other plant parts) have expanded considerably since...

Letter of Last Instruction: Everybody Needs One

Publication Date: 12/31/1991 A letter of last instruction is not a will nor a substitute for one. It is a money-management tool and personal document that details a family member's financial information. Twenty-three...

Management of Vegetable Diseases in Home Gardens

Publication Date: 12/31/1992 Gives six practices to help you keep garden plants healthy, from disposing of plant residue at season's end to the occasional use of pesticides. Authors: W. Michael Colt, S. Krishna Mohan, Saad L.

Landscaping and Utilities: Problems, Prevention, and Plant Selection

Publication Date: 12/31/1993 Without careful planning and plant selection prior to planting, trees and shrubs can become a nuisance and a dangerous and costly problem for homeowners and businesses. This publication has...

Cereal Leaf Beetle

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 A pest of small grains, the cereal leaf beetle now occurs in 29 Idaho counties. Learn about its host plants, appearance, life cycle, damage and control recommendations. Five color photographs...

Potato Production in the Home Garden

Publication Date: 12/31/2001 This publication contains suggestions dealing with potato varieties, planting, rotation, irrigation, fertilization, pest control, harvesting and storage. Authors: A. Thompson-Johns, S.L. Love, M.K.

UI 228 and UI 229-New Small Red Bean Cultivars

Publication Date: 12/31/1994 UI 228 and UI 239 are high-yielding small red bean cultivars that were released in 1993. This publication provides an overview of these two varieties, including a history of their pedigree and...

Irrigation Scheduling Using Water-Use Tables

Publication Date: 12/31/1997 Poor irrigation management can reduce crop yields, degrade crop quality, foster disease and increase pumping costs. This publication has information on using water-use tables to irrigate crops...

Weed Control Methods for Perennial Crops

Publication Date: 12/31/1994 Weed control for perennial crops requires more than yearly tillage and crop rotation. Indeed, practices like repeated cultivation, herbicide application or their combination prove the best additions.

Conduct Your Own Garden Research

Publication Date: 12/31/1995 Want to know whether a new potato variety yields more than an old standard? This publication explains how to run scientific experiments in market or backyard gardens and interpret your results.

Controlling Iron Deficiency in Plants in Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/1995 One of the most common problems for Idaho growers, landscapers and home gardeners is plant iron deficiency or chlorosis. Leaves turn yellow while the veins remain green. This publication describes...

Controlling Ascochyta Blight of Chickpea

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 This publication covers the background of the fungal blight and information on how to sustain profitable chickpea production. Topics covered include rotating crops, choosing crop varieties, using...

Design and Construction of Earthen Embankments for Animal Liquid-Waste Containment

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 Properly designed earthen embankment facilities for animal liquid-waste containment will have adequate storage capacity and be constructed to ensure minimal seepage from the sides and bottom of the...

Irrigation Systems for Idaho Agriculture

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 Discusses and compares agricultural irrigation systems: surface systems, sprinkler systems, micro-irrigation and drip irrigation systems. Author: Howard Neibling 8 pages

Sampling Procedure to Diagnose Nematode Infestations

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 Nematodes are tiny wormlike plant pests that in the United States cause an estimated 10% drop in crop values annually. As Integrated Pest Management and Integrated Crop Production methods have...

Starting a Home Lawn

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 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...

Thatch Prevention and Control in Home Lawns

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 Nearly every homeowner wants to have a well-maintained lawn. But thatch can build up over the years in degrading the lawn's beauty. Learn how to prevent its buildup by fertilizing at well-timed...

Improving Sprayer Accuracy: Simple Methods for Correct Calibration

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 Improper sprayer calibration is not only expensive but can damage farm crops and impact human and environmental safety. This publication gives detailed instructions, including mathematical...

Pit Disposal of Cull Onions

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 Describes the management practices that prevent leaching of nitrogen from cull onion burial pits, including site selection, pit development, loading and disposal of cull onions in pits, pit...

Composting at Home

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 $7 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 scraps...

Growing Mushrooms Commercially-Risks and Opportunities

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 Learn the basics of what you need to do to grow and sell mushrooms (especially specialty varieties, which are any mushroom species that doesn't belong to the genus Agaricus). You'll need to...

Karnal Bunt

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 Karnal bunt or partial bunt is a fungal disease of wheat, durum wheat, rye and triticale. This publication includes information on the history, impact, symptoms, disease cycle and control of karnal...

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Irrigated Winter Barley

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Idaho Crop Profiles: Apples

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 This publication is an overview of commercial apple production including production regions, production practices, pest management, weeds and diseases. Information includes a description of the...

Watering Home Lawns and Landscapes

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 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...

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Irrigated Alfalfa

Publication Date: 12/31/2001 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Cultural Management of Russet Norkotah Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Russet Norkotah, an early-maturing variety with long to oblong tubers and dark russet skin is well adapted for the fresh market, but not well-suited for processing due to low specific gravity.

Sampling the Moisture Content of Alfalfa in the Windrow: A New Tool Helps

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Production of high-quality hay is vital for the dairy industry. Because forage moisture content determines its quality, producers need to know how to accurately measure the amount of water in...

Eurasian Watermilfoil

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Covers the biology, detection and management of this invasive aquatic plant. Includes illustrations and descriptions of similar species and estimated costs for various control options, including...

Specialty Potato Production and Marketing in Southern Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 U.S. customers are increasingly willing to pay higher prices for gourmet or specialty potatoes that come in a variety of colors and sizes. According to marketing surveys, eight specialty cultivars...

Haanchen Barley Mealybug: A New Pest of Barley Emerges in Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 A new pest in at least four varieties of barley, the Haanchen barley mealybug, was found for the first time in southern Idaho's Bingham, Bonneville, Caribou, Jefferson and Madison counties in 2003.

Dollar Decisions: Making a Spending and Saving Plan

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Making a Spending and Saving Plan helps users identify and wisely handle all income and expenses. Two worksheets help plan. Audience is lower to middle income families but publication can help...

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Irrigated Alfalfa Seed

Publication Date: 12/31/2003 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication examines the nutrient requirements of alfalfa produced for seed...

Organic and Alternative Methods for Potato Sprout Control in Storage

Publication Date: 12/31/2003 This publication reports results of a series of projects conducted at the University of Idaho Potato Storage Research Facility in Kimberly to evaluate alternative potato sprout suppression product...

Potato Production with Limited Water Supply

Publication Date: 12/31/2003 Research-based guidelines for irrigation, nutrient and cultural management practices for producing potatoes when water supplies are limited are presented in this publication. Authors: Bradley A.

Storage Management for Summit Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2003 Summit Russet is a 2002 late-maturing russet-skin potato cultivar that produces a high percentage of marketable tubers. Based on three years of research conducted at the University of Idaho...

Potato Tuberworm: A Threat for Idaho Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2004 Potato tuberworm has damaged potato crops in Oregon and could threaten Idaho potatoes. This publication describes the pest, its life cycle, and the damage it causes and goes into ways to manage the...

Outlook Herbicide for Weed Control in Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2004 Describes mode of action, use rates, application methods, weeds controlled, potato variety tolerances and follow-crop restrictions. Provides U of I research data on percentage control of various...

Diagnosis and Management of Potato Storage Diseases

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 Learn how to identify the major storage diseases of potatoes and how to manage them through prevention, storage disinfection and management of temperature, humidity and airflow during storage.

Management of White Pine Weevil in Spruce

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 In the West the white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi , almost exclusively attacks spruce rather than pine trees. Of major concern to homeowners, nurseries and landscape businesses, the weevil causes...

Storage Management of Alturas Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 Alturas is a 2002 multipurpose, late-maturing, high-yielding potato variety that produces russeted tubers with high specific gravity. Based on a three-year study at the University of Idaho's...

Chateau Herbicide for Use in Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Chateau can be used in a weed management program to provide hairy nightshade control. The publication discusses mode of action, herbicide characteristics, application rate and timing, weeds...

Dairy Ammonia Control Practices

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 "Rules for the Control of Ammonia from Dairy Farms," established by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in 2006, requires Idaho dairy farms that may emit more than 100 tons of ammonia per...

Manure and Wastewater Sampling

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 A review of samples from 42 dairies in Idaho showed that nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) in wastewater lagoons vary greatly between farms and from year to year. So manure should be tested as close...

Sugarbeet Irrigation Management Using Watermark Moisture Sensors

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Overwatering of sugar beets is common and that's unfortunate, because it allows root disease to flourish. Reduce its possibility by learning about soil moisture sensors — how to install and use...

Management Planning for the Family Forest Owner

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Leads you through the steps of preparing a useful management plan for your forest property. Includes numerous sources of further information. Authors: Randy Brooks, Ron Mahoney 4 pages

Contributions of Agriculture to Idaho's Economy: 2006

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Agriculture makes the biggest contribution to Idaho's economy, more than any other economic sector. This 12-page illustrated publication, intended for laymen and policy makers details the...

Storage Management of A93157-6LS Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 A93157-6LS (6LS) is a 2006 multipurpose, mid- to late-maturing potato variety that has very high resistance to cold sweetening in storage. Based on three years of storage research at the University...

Odor Control Practices for Northwest Dairies

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Large confined dairy cow feeding operations have increased recently in the Pacific Northwest. They produce huge quantities of manure, odors from which can bring conflicts with neighbors. This...

Cultural Management of Blazer Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Four pages of information about growing and storing Blazer Russet potatoes, an early maturing variety notable for high yields of long to oblong tubers. It is resistant to sugar-ends, tuber...

Storage Management of Western Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Western Russet is a multipurpose potato variety released in 2004 by the USDA-ARS and the agricultural experiment stations of Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Based on a two-year study conducted at the...

Options for Storing Potatoes at Home

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Recommendations for consumers on how to store large quantities of potatoes at home. Authors: Lynn Woodell, Nora Olson, Jim Wilson 4 pages

Bitterroot Soft White Winter Wheat

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 This four-page publication covers the history, description, agronomic performance, milling and baking quality, and disease reactions of this new variety of wheat. Authors: Juliet Windes, Chad...

Boxelder Bug: Nuisance Management for Homeowners

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Although not particularly harmful, these insects can be aggravating when they wander indoors to spend the winter. Learn about the insect's seasonal biology, landscape features that increase pest...

Dairy Manure Field Applications: How Much is Too Much?

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Dairy manure can increase crop yields and improve soil. However, manure can also cause an excess of certain nutrients, which can damage waterways and crops. This publication presents background...

Watering Home Lawns: How Much and How Often

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 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,...

Ornamental Grasses for Idaho Landscapes

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Ornamental grasses are becoming irreplaceable landscape elements in many parts of the United States and are increasingly popular in Idaho. This six-page publication lists the best grasses for...

Management of Corky Ringspot Disease of Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 This six-page publication covers symptoms, causes and spread of corky ringspot disease; testing your soil for stubby-root nematodes, which carry the disease; options for controlling the disease;...

Soil Fumigation: A Tool for Sugar Beet Cyst Nematode Management

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Nematodes are major sugar beet pests. One of the worst for growers in Idaho and eastern Oregon is the cyst nematode ( Heterodera schachtii ), which afflicts over half of the region's sugar beet...

Charles Two-Row Winter Malt Barley

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Charles barley is the first winter malt type barley accepted by the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) as having adequate malt quality and brewing characteristics. This four-page...

Storage Management of Classic Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Classic Russet is an early to midseason russet potato variety that is one of the most widely grown tubers in the United States. Based on three years of storage studies, this five-page publication...

Homeowner Guide to Scorpions and Their Relatives

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 This publication helps you identify scorpions and pseudoscorpions and understand the threats they pose. Full color. Authors: Edward John Bechinski, Dennis J. Schotzko, Craig R. Baird 3 pages

Homeowner Guide to Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs

Publication Date: 12/19/2021 Pill bugs and sow bugs are multilegged insects attracted to moist places. They are relatively harmless though can be nuisances if they accidently wander into your house. Stay ahead of any...

Homeowner Guide to Centipedes and Millipedes

Publication Date: 1/30/2022 Centipedes and millipedes are many-legged relatives of insects that thrive in damp, dark yard and garden habitats. Sometimes they accidentally wander into homes, creating minor concern as a pest.

Large Yellow Underwing: A Cutworm Pest in Idaho

Publication Date: 1/4/2022 Noctua pronuba (pronounced knock-TOO-ah pro-NEW-bah) is an accidentally introduced cutworm known as the large or greater yellow underwing for its distinctively colored adult moth stage. Learn the...

Compost: Production, Quality, and Use in Commercial Agriculture

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 The livestock industry produces large quantities of manure that must be disposed of in a way that prevents contamination of water resources. Composting is an efficient way to deal with manure,...

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A Marketing Strategy for Small Acreage Producers in Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 For some small-acreage producers, a CSA program is a valuable marketing strategy that contributes to whole farm sustainability. This seven-page publication helps growers think through whether CSA...

Cleaning and Disinfecting Potato Equipment and Storage Facilities

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 One important step in preventing the spread of potato diseases from field to field is the careful cleaning of equipment used in potato fields and by the effective cleaning of storage facilities...

Cultural Management of Classic Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 Reports the findings from research studies on the cultural management of Classic Russet potatoes in southern Idaho. Growers can use the results in developing management guidelines for their own...

Idaho Plant Quarantines and the Home Garden: Understanding the Laws

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 What farmers know but many home gardeners are just learning is that the shipping, sale and planting of some 70 food crop or nursery species in Idaho are governed by state quarantine laws overseen...

Using Soil Test Results For Garden Fertilization - A Guide for Fertilizing Home Landscapes and Gardens in Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 Once home gardeners test their soil, what should they do with the results? This eight-page publication demystifies the numbers on most fertilizer labels' such as 15-15-15 or 21-0-0-24 and helps you...

Storage Management of Alpine Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 Alpine Russet is a high-yielding, late-maturing potato with long, lightly rusted tubers whose long-term storability is a special advantage. Based on three years of research at the University of...

Contribution of Agribusiness to Idaho's Economy, 2010

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 In 2010, Idaho agribusinesses sold more than $15 billion of goods and services, generated $3.4 billion in gross state product, and created 50,000 Idaho jobs. It was Idaho's largest base industry by...

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Idaho: Seasonal Eating Week by Week

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 How to find Idaho food producers who share their crops with subscribers via a program known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is focus of this publication. Some 60 food producers in Idaho...

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Beans

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 Providing optimal levels of nutrients is critical for achieving competitive bean seed yields especially since beans tend to react to micronutrient deficiencies and toxicities more than other crops...

Keeping Bones Strong with Calcium, Vitamin D, and Physical Activity

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 Determine your risk factors for developing osteoporosis or other weakened-bone conditions and learn what steps you can take to develop and maintain strong bones. Authors: Marnie Spencer, Laura...

Storage Management of Blazer Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 Blazer Russet is an early maturing, high-yielding potato that produces oblong to long tubers with a medium-russet skin. Its name refers to its earliness — it blazes the way for a potato harvest.

Superficial Growth on Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 In some circumstances, nonpathogenic fungi and bacteria grow on the surface of a potato. This publication describes its growth, explains the factors that promote it and provides some management...

Economic Importance of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation: An Analysis of Idaho Counties

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 In 2012, Idaho OHV enthusiasts took close to 1 million OHV trips in Idaho and spent $434 million on the activity in their own county or in destination counties. This publication gives the findings...

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Magic Valley Economy, 2010

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Taking into account the ripple effects of exports from Magic Valley agribusinesses in 2010, agribusiness in the Magic Valley contributed close to 60% of the region's sales, 45% of its gross...

Early Blight Biology and Control in Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 With a focus on Idaho conditions, this publication describes the symptoms and disease cycle of early blight in potatoes and recommends control measures including cultural control, resistant...

Storage Management of Clearwater Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Clearwater Russet is a dual-purpose potato variety released in 2008 by the USDA-ARS and the agricultural experiment stations of Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Based on three years of research...

Rhizoctonia Stem Canker and Black Scurf of Potato

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Various types of rhizoctonia stem canker and black scurf affect Idaho potatoes, often because farmers rotate sugar beet and tubers. Learn about their symptoms and disease cycle, as well as the best...

Leaf Spot of Aspen and Poplar

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 This fact sheet for home gardeners covers symptoms, life cycle and control measures for leaf spot, a common and occasionally serious disease of aspen and poplar trees caused by fungi in the genus...

White Mold of Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 With a focus on Idaho conditions, this publication describes the symptoms and disease cycle of white mold in potatoes and recommends cultural, biological (with Conithirium minitans ) and chemical...

La Mancha de la Hoja del Álamo Temblón y del Álamo

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Esta hoja de datos para los jardineros caseros cubre los síntomas, el ciclo de vida y las medidas de control para la mancha de hoja, una enfermedad común y ocasionalmente severa de los Álamos...

Slime Flux of Trees

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 If not caught early, slime flux (bacterial wetwood) create unsightly stains on and disagreeable odors around a number of Idaho trees, typically cottonwood, willow and elm. Worse, it can also kill...

4-H Poultry Showmanship Questions

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Lists questions a 4-H member could be asked by the judge during a 4-H poultry showmanship competition. Questions are organized by level of difficulty (junior, intermediate and senior) and are...

Biofilters in Animal Agriculture

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Biofilters can reduce odor emissions from concentrated livestock facilities. This publication discusses what they are and how they work, describes different types and discusses important factors...

Managing Boxelder Bugs Around Your Home

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 A common nuisance pest in Idaho, boxelder bugs can become intolerably numerous. Learn their appearance, hosts and life cycle and ways you can manage them with and without insecticides. Authors:...

Cómo Manejar a los Boxelder Bugs

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 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...

Start Seeds Indoors with Success

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Starting plants at home from seed is economical and rewarding. There's more variety from which to choose, which allows you more flexibility in planning your garden. Part of the Idaho Green Thumb...

Empiece las Semillas Adentro con Éxito

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 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...

Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus in Idaho Cereal Crops

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Describes the symptoms, method of spread and control measures for barley yellow dwarf, a viral disease spread by aphids. Color photos. Authors: Juliet M. Marshall, Arash Rashed 4 pages

Managing Pocket Gophers in Idaho Lawns and Landscapes

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 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.

Pesticide Record Keeping Using the OnePlan PAR

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 The publication describes state and federal record-keeping requirements that applicators can fulfill using Idaho's OnePlan Pesticide Application and Soil Fumigation Recordkeeping tool (PAR). It...

Controlando a las Tuzas en Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 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,...

Managing Voles in Idaho Lawns and Landscapes

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Voles can be managed without chemicals or with chemicals called "rodenticides." Nonchemical approaches include eliminating vole habitat, excluding voles from sensitive areas and trapping. Toxic...

Controlando a los Topillos en Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Los topillos pueden controlarse sin los productos químicos o con los productos químicos llamados "rodenticidas." Las estrategias sin el uso de los productos que incluyen eliminando el hábitat del...

Anaerobic Digestion Basics

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Anaerobic digestion offers the dairy and food-processing industries a way to address environmental concerns associated with waste, generate renewable energy, cut bedding-material costs, reduce...

Storage Management of Teton Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Teton Russet is a dual-purpose potato variety released in 2011 by the USDA-ARS and the agricultural experiment stations of Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Based on a three-year study conducted at the...

Wasp and Hornet Control

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 If you're interested in learning how to recognize Idaho's stinging yellowjackets, bald-faced hornets and paper wasps, check out this helpful Idaho Green Thumb How-To. You'll also glean a brief...

Measuring Potato Dry Matter Content on the Farm

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This publication describes three on-farm methods for measuring potato dry matter that provide similar results to commercial laboratory tests. Knowing the dry matter of cull potatoes is important to...

Storage Management of Payette Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Payette Russet is a full-season potato variety released in 2015 by the USDA-ARS and the agricultural experiment stations of Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Based on three years of storage data...

Hobo Spiders in Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This Idaho Green Thumb How-to fact sheet covers identification and control of hobo spiders, mistakenly referred to as "aggressive house spiders." These spiders can bite but are no longer thought to...

Leafhoppers in the Landscape

Publication Date: 12/31/2016 Leafhoppers are small, winged insects that cause damage to trees and shrubs and are a nuisance for homeowners in Idaho. This publication describes the four common species of leafhoppers found in...

Weed Control in Idaho Lawns

Publication Date: 6/1/2022 Weeds are opportunistic, but many of those found in Idaho lawns can be prevented and controlled. This Idaho Green Thumb How-To provides the basics about how to deal with these stubborn plants.

Working with a Professional Forester

Publication Date: 2/28/2018 (Includes Idaho Natural Resource Consultant Directory) Forest management effects can be long lasting, so it is appropriate to do some research and make thoughtful decisions. Different types of...

Protecting Streams and Lakes in Idaho: A Landowner's Guide

Publication Date: 7/31/2018 $1 "Riparian" lands along the edges of lakes and rivers are home to many plants that, together, act as a buffer and first line of defense to protect local waterways and lakes. This brochure-style...

Sage-Grouse Habitat in Idaho: A Practical Guide for Land Owners and Managers

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 The deterioration of sagebrush landscapes in the West has played a critical role in the decline of the greater sage-grouse. Containing color photography and natural history entries (like the...

Seven Popular Myths about Livestock Grazing on Public Lands, 2d edition

Publication Date: 12/31/1989 By the 1990s, widespread disapproval of range policies prevailed, fueled largely by the general public's lack of knowledge about the condition of the country's rangelands. This early response from...

Wild Trees of Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/1994 Idaho is a tree state, where even along streams, in clefts in rocks, along irrigation ditches and in a variety of other special habitats they thrive. This 200 plus-page book is about wild trees'...

Forest Water Quality

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 $0.00 A companion to the book Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide , the video contains two parts. Part 1 describes how water moves through the forest, how our forest activities can...

Introduction to Clean Water Video Series

Publication Date: 3/31/2018 Want to learn about how you can protect clean water in our lakes, streams and aquifers? This University of Idaho Extension video introduces ways to protect clean water and includes information on...

Riparian Vegetated Buffers Protect Land and Streams

Publication Date: 3/31/2018 The best and cheapest way to protect your land from eroding away and protect clean water and fish habitat is to maintain streamside and lakeshore vegetation. This University of Idaho Extension...

Wastewater Treatment Plants Removing Phosphorous

Publication Date: 3/31/2018 Small increases in phosphorous, a plant nutrient, can start big changes in aquatic nuisance plant life. This University of Idaho Extension video explains how phosphorous removal by wastewater...

Urban Farming For Healthy Water

Publication Date: 3/31/2018 Community-based agriculture and home rain gardens can help protect water with soil conservation and wise water use. In this University of Idaho Extension video, the Gathering Garden stands as a...

Urban Forests and Protecting Lakes and Streams

Publication Date: 8/31/2018 Urban Forests have a large positive impact on stormwater pollution and volume. In this University of Idaho Extension video, we will explore how cities' street trees can absorb pollution and slow...

Urban Greenspaces for Clean Water

Publication Date: 8/31/2018 Stormwater runoff carries lots of pollution from parking lots and other impervious surfaces in urbanized areas. Greenspaces offer an opportunity to filter and treat stormwater through natural...

Bio-swales for Natural Stormwater Treatment

Publication Date: 8/31/2018 Stormwater runoff carries lots of pollution from roads, parking lots and other impervious surfaces in urbanized areas. Bioinfiltration swales offer a natural stormwater treatment solution in many...

Highway Districts Protecting Clean Water

Publication Date: 8/31/2018 Stormwater runoff carries lots of pollution from roads, including tire wear dust, drips of oil and other fluids, and plastic trash that's tossed aside. But Idaho's Kootenai County regional highway...

I Want to Log "Selectively"

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 While many forest landowners are interested in cutting trees to improve forest health, generate income or other reasons, they are often reluctant to alter the appearance of their forest too...

Nothing but Herbs: A Case Study of a Small-Acreage Farm

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 Barbara Arnold owns Nothing but Herbs, a 4 1/2 acre farm in the Idaho Panhandle. She shares her expertise on growing and marketing more than 230 varieties of herbs in this video presentation...

Ranching in Harmony with the Land: Portraits of Stewardship

Publication Date: 3/11/2001 Interested in running a ranch successfully? Right from the get-go, you need to understand that ranching requires great vision, an ability to balance animal health, plant diversity and water quality...

Riley Creek Blueberry Farm: A Case Study of a Small-Acreage Farm

Publication Date: 3/4/2002 What does it take to become a small-farm blueberry producer? Stan Urmann, owner of Riley Creek Blueberry Farm, a five-acre farm in the Idaho panhandle, shares his experiences in this 45-minute...

Meadowlark Farm: A Case Study of a Small-Acreage Farm

Publication Date: 3/4/2004 Located on nine acres near Nampa, Janie Burns' meadowlark Farm is home to 70 sheep, 50 chickens and 30 turkeys (all fed free range). Burns also grows a variety of vegetables on 1/4 acre. She uses...

Affinity Farm: Strategies for Success on a Small-Acreage Farm

Publication Date: 3/4/2005 At Affinity Farm, a small five-acre farm within the city limits of Moscow, Russell Poe and Kelly Kingsland grow some 40 varieties of vegetables. They are among the first each season with produce to...

Feed Your Kids a Rainbow: Banana Blueberry Bean Smoothie

Publication Date: 3/1/2023 Eating a rainbow of foods each day is not only healthy for you, it’s delicious. Inspired by the Long Live Idaho campaign message, “Feed Your Kids a Rainbow,” this nine-minute video shows how easy...

Bull Thistle: Identification and Control

Publication Date: 6/17/2020 Bull thistle is a biennial, which means it typically takes two growing seasons to complete its life cycle. This video will introduce you to the life cycle of Bull thistle, how to identify it,...

Cranberry Orange Upside Down Spice Cake

Publication Date: 7/7/2020 In this video, University of Idaho Extension Educator Laura Sant demonstrates how to make cranberry orange upside down spice cake. Including fruit in desserts is a great way to infuse some healthy...

Master Water Stewards Module 1: Introduction to IDAH2O Master Water Stewards

Publication Date: 10/20/2021 The first of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program covers an introduction to the program, the broader meaning of...

Master Water Stewards Module 2: Key Water-Quality Concepts in Idaho

Publication Date: 10/20/2021 The second of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program presents a broad, "30,000-foot" view of the key concepts...

Master Water Stewards Module 4: Stream Habitat Assessments

Publication Date: 10/20/2021 The fourth of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program focuses on habitat assessment, which is conducted only once a...

Master Water Stewards Module 6: Stream Biology

Publication Date: 10/20/2021 In the sixth of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program, you'll complete a Stream Biological Assessment. Stream...

Master Water Stewards Module 7: Standing-Water Assessments, Aquatic Invasive Species

Publication Date: 10/20/2021 The seventh of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program discusses aquatic invasive species, like non-native algae,...

Eat Smart Idaho Grocery Store Tour

Publication Date: 11/1/2022 A supplement for Eat Smart Idaho nutrition education classes, this 11-minute video, hosted by a registered dietician, teaches viewers how to save money and improve the nutritional value of their...

History of the College of Agriculture at the University of Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/1997 Read how the college helped to diversify Idaho agriculture, how it survived the war years and the Great Depression, and even why Moscow was once called "The City Without Flies." Whether you are an...

Trees Against the Wind

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Learn how to plan, establish and care for windbreaks, shelterbelts and living snow fences in this 48-page booklet. Along with covering windbreak design, the authors (two foresters) discuss how to...

Meadow Deathcamas in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Found in all areas of the Pacific Northwest, meadow deathcamas (Toxicoscordion venenosum) is capable of killing livestock whether eaten as forage or in dried hay. Human poisonings have been...

Western Waterhemlock in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Western waterhemlock ( xCicuta douglasii ) is the most poisonous plant in North America — a piece of root no larger than a walnut can kill a mature cow. Every part of the plant is toxic. To help...

Puncturevine

Publication Date: 3/19/2020 With a spiny fruit capable of injuring hooves, feet and vehicle tires, growers from across the spectrum can learn to effectively manage this weed. Authors: Dale K. Whaley, Robert Parker, Rick...

Pacific Poison-oak and Western Poison-ivy: Identification and Management

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Pacific poison-oak and western poison-ivy are both native to the Pacific Northwest. All parts of these plants contain urushiol, an oily toxin that can cause an allergic reaction of contact...

Propagation of Plants from Specialized Structures

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 Most plants reproduce from seed, but some — especially those that produce specialized stems, roots and leaves — grow or multiply from their own parts. Potato tubers or rooted runners generated by...

Propagating Plants from Seed

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 $2.50 The enjoyment of growing plants can be enhanced by using successful methods. This 20-page booklet covers seed selection, starting plants indoors, planting seeds outdoors, and starting both...

Canning Vegetables

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 $2 Canning is a great way to preserve your garden vegetables. When canned properly, vegetables will retain their nutrients and flavor. Canned improperly, they can kill, sicken or be poor in quality.

Pickling Fish and Other Aquatic Foods for Home Use

Publication Date: 3/31/2009 $1 Outlines the basic steps in pickling fish and gives a basic recipe suitable for pickling most fish with high oil contents. Authors: Barbara Rasco, Kenneth S. Hildebrand, Jr 2 pages

Canning Seafood

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 $5 Learn how to can salmon, tuna, clams, crab, oysters, shrimp and other fish and how to be sure your canned seafood is safe to eat. Author and revised by Carolyn A. Raab, 1979, 2003, 2011. Revised...

Thinning-An Important Timber Management Tool

Publication Date: 12/31/1982 Thinning a dense stand of trees can increase a forest's health and scenic beauty while improving your property's value. Along with explaining how seedlings grow into mature trees, how stands of...

Farm-direct Marketing: An Overview and Introduction

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This revision summarizes benefits, drawbacks and requirements of several direct marketing options, including farmers markets, farm or roadside stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), U-pick,...

Farm-direct Marketing: Location and Facilities for On-farm Sales

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This revision discusses aspects of good location and facilities for a farm-direct marketing business, including location, site selection, parking and types of facilities (such as a roadside stand...

Farm-direct Marketing: Personnel Management

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This revision includes information on complying with labor laws, ways to find good employees, employee orientation and training, employee policies and employee management. Author: Christy Anderson...

Farm-direct Marketing: Financial Management

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This revision looks at several aspects of a successful farm-direct enterprise, including benefits of good farm financial planning, explanation of important terms used in financial planning, keys to...

Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

Publication Date: 8/31/2018 $5 This publication describes how to freeze fruits, vegetables and juices, and how to refreeze frozen foods. Includes freezing fruit without sugar, with ascorbic acid, in syrup and packed in sugar;...

Smoking Fish at Home-Safely

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 $1 Smoked fish is a healthy, protein-rich food, but it usually contains a lot of sodium. Although salting is a vital technique that wards off foodborne illness, meat treats like these should be...

You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 $2 What is a foodborne illness? What causes it? How can your reduce your risk of getting one? Learn about all this and more, including various types of foodborne illnesses, the proper use a...

Freezing Convenience Foods

Publication Date: 12/31/2001 $2.50 Learn all about freezing foods that you have prepared at home, including cakes; pies; meat, fish, poultry and pasta dishes; soups, meals in a bag; and vegetable dishes. Find out which items...

Turfgrass Seeding Recommendations for the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 Based on data gleaned from Pacific Northwest (PNW) turfgrass variety evaluation trials, this 2010 publication provides recommendations regarding turfgrass blends, mixtures and rates for PNW...

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 $3.50 Covers how to select equipment, prepare equipment and tomatoes, pack jars, add acid and salt, close jars, cool, test for a seal, store and check jars for spoilage. Outlines steps for...

Helping Memory-Impaired Elders: A Guide for Caregivers

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Discusses the causes of dementia and how to cope with a progressive dementing illness, respond to dementia-caused difficult behaviors and communicate with a memory-impaired person. Provides...

Agronomic Zones of the Dryland Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 2/28/2019 With an annual wheat harvest valued at $2.1 billion, producers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington know the value of farming practices adapted to each region, county and field. Researchers mapped...

Pickling Vegetables

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 $3.75 Describes the equipment and ingredients needed for pickling, and how to pack jars, process vegetables and store the pickled results. Includes 17 recipes, processing times for various...

Salsa Recipes for Canning

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 $2.50 Salsa is one of the most popular condiments, so much so that many consumers make it at home. But do you know how to prepare this savory, spicy treat for canning? Indeed, maintaining adequate...

Drying Fruits and Vegetables

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 $5 Written primarily for drying in an electric dehydrator, this guide applies as well to oven drying. Sections cover selecting, preparing and pretreating foods for drying as well as storing and...

Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 $3 Training fruit trees helps them to develop a strong sturdy structure that will support years of high-quality productivity. This 12-page bulletin provides all you need to know about training and...

Using and Caring for Your Pressure Canner

Publication Date: 7/1/2022 Pressure canning is the only safe way to preserve meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables in cans. This booklet describes the different canner types available, the safety features they offer and how...

Wild Carrot

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 An abundant seed producer, wild carrot grows in meadows, pastures, along roadsides and in non-crop areas. A Class B noxious weed in Washington, the pest ruins cultivated carrot seed and possibly is...

How to Feed Your Laying Hens

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This publication helps small-flock chicken producers select the correct feeds and manage watering to meet the nutritional needs of their laying hens at specific stages of the birds' development.

Rush Skeletonweed

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 Rush skeletonweed is an exotic herbaceous biennial or creeping perennial plant that aggressively infests rangeland, cropland and disturbed areas. Along with explanations of management strategies,...

4-H Hunt Seat and Jumper Manual

Publication Date: 6/4/1995 For 4-H'ers and those with a desire to develop their hunt seat equitation and jumping skills, this manual provides clear drawings and understandable directions. Topics include equipment, training...

Russian Thistle: Management in a Wheat-Fallow Crop Rotation

Publication Date: 8/18/2019 Russian thistle is the most economically important summer-annual broadleaf weed found in the low-precipitation zone of the inland Pacific Northwest. This weed causes serious management problems in...

Raising Ratites: Ostriches, Emu, and Rheas

Publication Date: 12/31/1995 Ratites are mostly large, flightless birds that exist in the wild in Australia, Africa or South America. But U.S. growers have been raising them as alternative and likely healthier meat sources for...

Propagation of Plants by Grafting and Budding

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 This handbook is well illustrated with clear photographs and drawings. It covers terms used in budding and grafting, tools and materials, grafting and budding factors, kinds of grafts, budding...

Short-Season Vegetable Gardening

Publication Date: 12/31/1995 Pacific Northwest gardeners often find the growing season too short to grow vegetables. Two horticulturists detail the special practices (including soil preparations, protective coverings,...

Herbicide Drift and Carryover Injury in Potatoes: Recognizing the Symptoms

Publication Date: 12/31/1996 We're sorry, this publication is temporarily out of stock. Please contact Extension Publishing at calspubs@uidaho.edu for more information. Fifty-two full color photographs show symptoms of...

Farm Safety Series (English)

Publication Date: 12/31/1997 A sturdy envelope contains this series of 15 fact sheets designed to help farm and ranch managers conduct employee training on health and safety topics. Each fact sheet can be used as a master for...

Farm Safety Series (Spanish)

Publication Date: 12/31/1998 A sturdy envelope contains this series of 15 fact sheets designed to help farm and ranch managers conduct employee training on health and safety topics. Each fact sheet can be used as a master for...

Nitrogen Uptake and Utilization by Pacific Northwest Field Crops

Publication Date: 12/31/1998 This publication is geared to promoting an understanding of the timing and pattern of biomass accumulation and nitrogen (N) uptake for crops in the Pacific Northwest. Proper use of N-based...

Enhancing Reforestation Success in the Inland Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This publication highlights vegetation management strategies to improve conifer seedling survival and growth. It compares vegetation management methods such as scalping, mulch mats and herbicides...

Big Game from Hunt to Home

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 $6.25 For your next hunting trip, the information in this publication will make sure the meat you bring home will be high quality. Meat from big game animals (deer, antelope, elk, moose and bear)...

Edamame

Publication Date: 2/28/2018 Growing edamame is a delicious and versatile vegetable and also a joy with a little help from these experts. Authors: Carol Miles, Justin O'Dea, Catherine Daniels, Jacky King 10 pages

Baby Corn

Publication Date: 2/28/2018 With a crisp texture and a subtle, slightly sweet corn flavor, this delicious veggie is surprisingly easy to cultivate. Authors: Carol Miles, Catherine Daniels, Leslie Zenz, Jacky King 8 pages

Fertilizing with Manure and Other Organic Amendments

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Are you thinking about using manure to fertilize your farm but want more information? Properly managed manure applications recycle nutrients to crops, improve soil quality and protect water quality.

Logging Selectively

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 $9 While many forest landowners are interested in cutting trees to improve forest health, generate income or other reasons, they are often reluctant to alter the appearance of their forest too...

Fresh Cheese Made Safely

Publication Date: 12/4/2019 Queso fresco, a fresh, crumbly, white cheese, can be made at home. Step-by-step process for making this cheese safely included. Author: Lizann Powers-Hammond 6 pages

Elaboración Segura del Queso Fresco

Publication Date: 12/4/2019 Instrucciones — preparación segura para preparar el queso fresco. Autora: Lizann Powers-Hammond 6 páginas

Using Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Crop Insect Pest Control

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 Nematodes (nonsegmented, elongated and colorless roundworms) can be beneficial or harmful to crops and other plants. The former (entomopathogenic nematodes) attack soilborne insect pests but are...

Integrated Weed Management in Dry Edible Beans

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 Describes problem weed species and the steps involved in integrated weed management: includes 20 full-color photographs of weed seedlings and a table listing the susceptibility of 26 weeds to...

Nutrient Management for Onions in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 Based on data accumulated over many growing seasons and from many varieties grown in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, this nutrient management guide assists onion growers and crop advisers in...

Managing Late Blight on Irrigated Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Discusses symptoms of late blight and biology of the late blight organism. Integrated pest management strategies cover between-season management, current-season management, and harvest and storage...

Navigating Work and Family

Publication Date: 12/31/2001 For child care providers, employers, teachers or almost anyone who serves parents and their children, as well as parents themselves, a sturdy folder holds 10 "handouts" suitable for photocopying...

Llevando el Trabajo y la Familia

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Also available in English — Navigating Work and Family PNW 556. Author: Harriet Shaklee 15 pages

Why Did My Chickens Stop Laying?

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Hens stop laying eggs for a variety of reasons but hormonal fluctuation is the main one. This publication briefly discusses what triggers that effect, including decreasing day length, molting,...

Management of White Mold of Beans

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Describes the symptoms, disease cycle and management of white mold in beans, including prelanting considerations, cultural control and chemical control. Full-color photographs picture white mold as...

Scotch Thistle

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 Scotch thistle is a noxious regional weed that was introduced to the United States in the 1800s as an ornamental plant from the Mediterranean region. At its worst, it forms dense, virtually...

Monitoring Soil Nutrients Using a Management Unit Approach

Publication Date: 12/31/2002 This publication focuses on how to design a soil nutrient monitoring strategy using management units or zones for soil testing and nutrient application. The management unit approach is designed to...

4-H Cavy Project - Leader Guide

Publication Date: 9/4/2005 The 4-H Cavy Project is an animal science curriculum for youth in grades K-12. It consists of the curriculum introduction, cavy project information and experiential (hands-on) activities. Authors:...

Management Strategies for Preventing Herbicide-Resistant Grass Weeds in Clearfield Wheat Systems

Publication Date: 12/31/2003 Based on computer modeling, the publication describes herbicide rotation strategies aimed at preventing the buildup of herbicide-resistant grass weeds (downy brome, jointed goatgrass and wild oat)...

The PNW 4-H Horse Contest Guide

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 This publication provides the definitive compilation of rules for 4-H horse contests in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Categories include General Rules, Clothing and Equipment, Contest Guidelines,...

4-H Horse Judging Manual

Publication Date: 9/5/2004 This illustrated publication includes the following topics: horse anatomy, unsoundnesses and blemishes; halter horse judging, descriptions and regulations for the different horse breeds; judging...

Tree Growth, Forest Management, and Their Implications for Wood Quality

Publication Date: 12/31/2003 Targeted at foresters and wood products manufacturers, this publication summarizes wood formation — what influences wood quality and why. After describing the biology of tree growth, the author...

Nitrogen Management for Hard Wheat Protein Enhancement

Publication Date: 12/31/2004 With a focus on irrigated wheat in the Pacific Northwest, this bulletin discusses the many factors that govern wheat protein. It draws from regional research that addresses the nitrogen management...

Apple Scab

Publication Date: 12/31/2004 Particularly troublesome where rainfall and relative humidity are high, and under overtree irrigation, apple scab can defoliate trees and blemish fruit to a point where it is unmarketable. Learn...

Pruning Western White Pine: A Vital Tool for Species Restoration

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 $7 Once the primary tree in the Inland Northwest, by 2006 western white pine inhabited less than 5% of its historical range. White pine blister rust, a fungus that forms eruptive, blisterlike sacs...

Oxeye Daisy

Publication Date: 12/31/2004 How to recognize and manage oxeye daisy in pastures, rangelands and road sides. Color photographs. Authors: Steven Hines, Timothy S. Prather, Sandra Robins 4 pages

4-H Horse Project

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 This is a basic resource for 4-H members doing a horse project in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Book sections cover horse breeds, psychology and how to choose a horse; the horse's health, care and...

White Campion or White Cockle

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 White campion or white cockle infests hay fields, roadsides, ditches and fencerows. Learn how to identify, prevent and control white this prolific seed producer in this three-page profile, lushly...

Iron in Drinking Water

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 Iron in drinking water, though harmless, can result in poor tasting unattractive water that stains both plumbing fixtures and clothing. PNW 589 discusses four types of iron in water and seven...

Nightshade: Biology and Control in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 Covers nightshade distribution in the Pacific Northwest; identification of hairy, black, cultleaf and bittersweet nightshades; nightshade biology and toxicity; crop damage; and control practices...

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides

Publication Date: 2/29/2016 Covers causes of bee poisoning in the PNW, signs and symptoms of bee poisoning, and ways growers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators can reduce bee poisoning. Includes extensive tables listing...

Biology and Management of the Potato Tuberworm in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Since 2000, potato tuberworm, a difficult-to-control insect pest, has been detected in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. This publication describes its distribution, hosts, identifying characters and...

Sampling Agricultural Odors

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Agricultural odors can be quite problematic for livestock producers, particularly when the neighbors begin to complain. Monitoring these unpleasant smells can help producers to gauge their severity...

Silver Scurf Management in Potatoes

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Silver scurf, a fungal disease that causes blemishes that make potatoes appear “dirty,” has plagued North American potato production for the past thirty years. Its unsightly appearance discourages...

Commercial Red Raspberry Production

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 $13.50 A comprehensive guide to commercial red raspberry production in the Pacific Northwest. Includes chapters on cultivar selection, plantation establishment, plantation maintenance, plant...

Managing Irrigation Water Quality for Crop Production in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Learn how to use water analyses to choose appropriate water treatment and water management practices in irrigated agriculture. The publication covers kinds of tests, sample collection,...

Paterson's Curse (Echium plantagineum) in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Describes the weed, its habitat and dispersal mechanisms and management strategies to prevent its introduction and to control it through manual removal, herbicide use and biological control agents.

Sweet Cherry Cultivars for the Fresh Market

Publication Date: 12/31/2006 Full-color photographs accompany descriptions of 12 dark red sweet cherry cultivars suitable for fresh markets in the Pacific Northwest. Tabular data succinctly charts bloom and harvest dates...

Protecting Grapevines from Winter Injury

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Winter freezes can kill or damage winegrape canes in regions, like the Pacific Northwest, that are subject to low winter temperatures. Although tedious, labor-intensive and expensive, cane burying...

Growing Wasabi in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Describes wasabi cultivar selection, propagation methods, growing environments, irrigation and fertilizer needs, planting requirements, weed control, harvest considerations, storage, insect and...

Mothballs: Proper Use and Alternative Controls for Clothes Moths

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Learn the right ways to use mothballs — chemical fumgiants — to protect your clothes and your health. Authors: David Stone, Tim Stock 3 pages

Wireworm Biology and Nonchemical Management in Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Wireworms are among the most destructive soil insect pests, particularly of potatoes, corn, cereals and carrots. Worse, their numbers are resurging in the Pacific Northwest and Montana. This...

Managing Organic Debris for Forest Health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 $9 This 60-page publication, with over 80 full-color photographs, tables and charts, will help forest owners and those who work with them to maximize forest health and minimize problems. Authors:...

Knotweed Shrubs: Identification, Biology, and Management

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Being able to correctly identify the five knotweeds that grow in the Northwest can help you choose the best control strategies. Color photographs of the weeds accompany a detailed chart describing...

Pasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 $18 The comprehensive resource for anyone who manages livestock on pastures in the Northwest, this 214-page book offers pasture managers information and tools to enable their pastures and their...

Reducing Fire Risk on Your Property

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 Can your forested property survive a wildfire? If you're not sure, this 41-page 2010 booklet is a definite must-read. Along with describing fire behavior, Extension foresters from the tristate...

Cereal Cyst Nematodes: Biology and Management in Pacific Northwest Wheat, Barley, and Oat Crops

Publication Date: 4/30/2016 Cereal cyst nematodes reduce yields of wheat, barley and oats in the Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington. It is estimated that these pests reduce wheat profitability in these...

Hard Cider Production and Orchard Management in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 10/31/2010 $11 Making hard cider for both commercial and private enjoyment is the target of renewed interest in areas that are well suited to growing apples. This manual provides basic information on the many...

Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 For commercial growers who rent honey bees for pollination and beekeepers who provide pollination services, here is information on honey bee colony strength evaluation, average number of colonies...

Identification and Habits of Key Ant Pests in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 This publication describes the 12 most common ants characterized as structural pests in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Drawings and descriptions follow an introduction to ants and their general...

Weed and Vegetation Management in Christmas Trees

Publication Date: 11/30/2017 Describes the top dozen weeds in Christmas trees and strategies for managing them, including prevention, mechanical control, control with cover crops and vegetated strips, flame weeding, biological...

Dehorn Calves with Paste/Descornar Terneras con Pasta

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 Of the various methods for dehorning calves that will live in confined areas, dehorning with paste is easy, effective, economical and low stress to the animals. This illustrated sheet covers the...

Meadow Voles and Pocket Gophers: Management in Lawns, Gardens, and Croplands

Publication Date: 10/1/2022 Meadow voles and pocket gophers cause significant damage to rangeland, alfalfa, pastures and other agricultural crops in the Pacific Northwest. This publication helps you to manage the pesky...

Grass Seeding Forest Roads, Skid Trails, and Landings in the Inland Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 Sediments are one of the main nonpoint sources of pollution for lakes, rivers and streams in the Inland Northwest. This eight-page publication (including cover) shares strategies for protecting...

Rhizoctonia on Sugar Beet: Importance, Identification, and Control in the Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 In the 2000s, the incidence of root rot, which causes major sugar beet damage, increased in Idaho's Magic Valley. Learn about the different kinds that exist and which ones to look out for in the...

Basic Forest Inventory Techniques for Family Forest Owners

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 An inventory is a cornerstone of forest stewardship planning that not only ensures your forest is healthy and productive, but can meet your objectives as a landowner for years to come. This manual...

Phosphorus Fertilization of Late-Planted Winter Wheat in No-Till Fallow

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 This publication describes results of applied research on phosphorus fertilization of late-planted winter wheat in no-till fallow in the low-precipitation zone of Oregon and Washington. Authors:...

Making Jerky at Home Safely

Publication Date: 9/9/2020 $7 Jerky is a nutritious, nonperishable, and lightweight protein source, but making it requires a lot of care. If done incorrectly, you can poison yourself or others. This publication shows you how...

LA PREPARACIÓN DEL TASAJO EN CASA DE FORMA SEGURA

Publication Date: 9/1/2022 El tasajo es una fuente de proteína nutritiva, no perecedero, y ligero, pero su preparación requiere mucho cuidado. Si se hace incorrectamente, puede envenenarse a sí mismo o a los demás. Esta... Author(s): Julie Buck, Laura Sant, Amy Robertson

Potato Psyllid Vector of Zebra Chip Disease in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 4/30/2017 This publication addresses the emergent issue in the PNW of a potato infection called zebra chip disease, vectored by the potato psyllid. Includes information on the bacterium, the biology of the...

Considerations and Resources for Vineyard Establishment in the Inland Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 Vineyard establishment requires careful planning and implementation. This guide is designed to help you through the initial questions and considerations before establishing a new vineyard. Early...

Estimating Plant-Available Nitrogen Release from Cover Crops

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 A key benefit of cover crops is their ability to supply plant-available nitrogen (PAN) for the following crop. This publication is based on cover crop research done in the Willamette Valley of...

Creating Farmer Networks: A Toolkit for Promoting Vibrant Farm Communities

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 A toolkit for farmers, extension agents, community organizers, and other agricultural professionals interested in starting and maintaining a successful farmer network. The publication is divided...

Cattle Vaccine Handling and Management Guidelines

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Recent research indicates vaccine efficacy is at risk due to improper handling and storage by retailers and livestock producers. Following these guidelines will help ensure effective disease...

Organic Management of Flea Beetles

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 Flea beetles are common garden pests found throughout the Pacific Northwest. Flea beetle feeding on plants in the Brassicaceae and Solanaceae families can scar foliage and potato tubers, leading to...

Managing Woodland Roads

Publication Date: 8/31/2017 A full-color field guide to building and maintaining unpaved roads in woodland environments. Contains information on road shapes and surfaces, cross-drainage structures, stream crossings,...

Sweet Cherry Orchard Establishment in the Pacific Northwest: Important Considerations for Success

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Regularly producing sustainable yields of high-quality cherries is possible only when site and other conditions are near optimal. This publication summarizes factors to consider when establishing a...

Powdery Mildew on Sugar Beet: Importance, Identification, and Control

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Powdery mildew on sugar beets can be particularly severe in arid climates, causing sugar yield losses of up to 35%. This publication describes the pathogen, its symptoms, disease cycle and...

Growing Corkbark Fir and Subalpine Fir for Nursery Production

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Explores the cultivation of corkbark fir and subalpine fir for use as landscape (corkbark fir only) or Christmas trees. Topics covered include site selection, seeding production, tree establishment...

Soil Fertility in Organic Systems: A Guide for Gardeners and Small Acreage Farmers

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Managing soil fertility is challenging because it requires considerable focus — you must consistently pay attention to the source, timing, rate and placement of nutrient applications. This...

Corn Smuts

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Two types of smut attack corn in the Pacific Northwest: common smut and head smut. This publication provides descriptions of symptoms and the disease cycle, and management strategies (which differ...

Natural Insecticides

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 This publication addresses the common misconceptions associated with products labeled "natural" and "organic," and describes related insecticides intended for home gardening. Categories include...

Large Raspberry Aphid (Amphorophora agathonica)

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 Large raspberry aphid, Amphorophora agathonica , is an important pest in red and black raspberries in the Pacific Northwest. It transmits plant viruses that cause decreased cane vigor and fruit...

4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Freezing Project Manual

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 For ages eight to 18, the freezing project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for freezing fruits; juices; vegetables; meat, fish and poultry; and...

4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Drying Project Manual

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 For ages eight to 18, the drying project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for drying fruits, vegetables and herbs. Thirteen hands-on activities...

4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Boiling Water Canning Project Manual

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 For ages eight to 18, the boiling water canning project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for canning fruits, tomatoes, tomato salsa, pickles, and...

4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Pressure Canning Project Manual

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 For ages 14-18, the pressure canning project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for canning vegetables, dry beans, meats, poultry, fish and...

Blueberry Cultivars for the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 This publication describes blueberry cultivars, including northern highbush, southern highbush, rabbiteye, lowbush and half-high types. It includes information on commercial value and identifies...

Raspberry Cultivars for the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Did you know that raspberries come in four different colors (red, yellow, black and purple) though there are only two main types? Learn about that and more in this 11-page PNW publication,...

Rhizomania on Sugar Beet: Importance, Identification, Control

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 First detected in Idaho in 1992 near Rupert, rhizomania is the most serious disease that afflicts sugar beets worldwide. This five-page publication will help you to detect and deal with the...

Feeding Meat-type Chickens

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Guidelines for feeding small flocks of meat-type chickens. Including a discussion of standard versus organic feeds, mixing feeds at home and alternatives to traditional ingredients. This...

Identifying and Managing Christmas Tree Diseases, Pests, and Other Problems/Identificación y Control de Enfermedades, Plagas, y Otros Problemas en Árboles de Navidad

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 This full-color, bilingual (English and Spanish) field guide is for tree growers, field workers and anyone else interested in Christmas tree production. It features descriptions of diseases, pests,...

Integrated Management of Feral Rye in Winter Wheat

Publication Date: 6/7/2020 Feral rye ( Secale cereale L.), also known as volunteer rye, is a troublesome weed in winter wheat production in the low and intermediate rainfall zones of eastern Washington, Oregon and southern...

Camelina: Effects of Planting Date and Method on Stand Establishment and Seed Yield

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 To help determine the agronomic potential of camelina as an oilseed crop, research was conducted to find the best planting date and method for optimum stand establishment and seed yield. Field...

Western Corn Rootworm in Eastern Oregon, Idaho, and Eastern Washington

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Western corn rootworm ( xDiabrotica virgifera virgifera ) is a notorious corn pest for much of the continental United States. Although it isn't as abundant in the Pacific Northwest, isolated...

Cherry Training Systems: Selection and Development

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 This publication describes the seven major pruning systems used in commercial cherry tree orchards in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Michigan. Download the cherry training systems app (designed for...

Clover Root Curculio in Alfalfa: Identification, Biology, and Management

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 This publication helps growers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington to identify clover root curculio infestations and to design an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for managing clover root...

Sistemas de Conducción de Cerezos (Cherry Training Systems)

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Esta publicación describe los ocho sistemas de poda de mayor importancia en los huertos de cerezos comerciales en Oregon, Idaho, Washington y Michigan. A nivel mundial, los productores de cerezas...

Mineral Supplementation of Beef Cattle in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 This bulletin will help ranchers to assess the mineral needs of their beef cattle and to start thinking about where to invest money on mineral programs and where to save a few dollars without...

Judging Beef Cattle and Oral Reasons 101

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 This publication will help youth and beginning cattle producers to understand the five basic criteria for selecting a beef animal. It will also help beginners in 4-H and FFA livestock judging to...

Photo Monitoring for Ranchers Technical Guide

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Get started with photo monitoring of rangelands with this eight-step guide covering equipment, photo timing, site selection and identification, photography and photo boards, field notes and photo...

Photo Monitoring for Ranchers Field Guide

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 This condensed version of PNW 671, Photo Monitoring for Ranchers Technical Guide , contains pointers and suggestions for photo monitoring. Side 2 serves as a photo board template. Author: Amanda...

Sampling Dairy Manure and Compost for Nutrient Analysis

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Testing the nutrient content of dairy manure or compost reveals nutrient value and determines the application rate, but it must be done correctly. This six-page guide shows you how to conduct a...

Plant-parasitic nematodes affecting small grain cereals in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Discusses several species of plant-parasitic nematodes that occur where small-grain crops are produced in the Pacific Northwest. Covers nematode biology, symptoms of injury, yield constraints,...

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Sand-based Natural Grass Athletic Fields

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 This publication recommends specific ways to manage sand-based fields, which will require more frequent fertilization, irrigation and cultivation for proper maintenance than native soil fields.

Best Management Practices for Constructing Sand-based Athletic Fields for Football and Soccer

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Sand-based, natural turfgrass and synthetic surfaces are the best options for athletic fields in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Sand-based, natural turfgrass fields, when compared to synthetic...

Judging Meat Goats and Oral Reasons 101

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This publication will help youth and beginning meat goat producers to understand the four basic criteria for selecting a meat goat. It will also help beginners in 4-H and FFA livestock judging to...

Judging Sheep and Oral Reasons 101

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This publication will help youth and beginning sheep producers to understand the four basic criteria for selecting a sheep animal. It will also help beginners in 4-H and FFA livestock judging to...

Farm-direct Marketing: Legal Guide to Farm-direct Marketing

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This is the new, seventh publication in the "Farm-direct Marketing" series. Covers the risks and regulations associated with a farm-direct small business, including choosing and registering a...

Organic Small Grain Production in the Inland Pacific Northwest: A Collection of Case Studies

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Organic farming can be a challenge anywhere, but the obstacles encountered by Inland Pacific Northwest organic small grain farmers are unique. Their options for managing weeds and soil nutrients...

Developing Quality Christmas Trees in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Each Christmas tree species requires special skill and specific knowledge to be grown successfully. This publication outlines how trees grow and the culturing practices necessary to develop the...

Genetically Engineered Alfalfa and Feral Alfalfa Plants: What Should Growers Know?

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Alfalfa is the world's most important forage crop, and the western U.S. is its most important production area. Feral alfalfa is common and can potentially lower the genetic purity of alfalfa seed...

Internal Dry Scale and Associated Bulb Rots of Onion

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Onion growers and packers in the Pacific Northwest have observed a problem on red, white and yellow cultivars: internal dry scale. Bulbs affected by internal dry scale have dead inner scales that...

Farm-direct Marketing: Food Safety and Product Quality

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 This is the new, eighth publication in the Farm-direct Marketing set. Includes information on aspects of keeping your products fresh and safe, such as proper cooling, handling, storage, chilling...

Integrated Management of Prickly Lettuce in Wheat Production Systems

Publication Date: 4/30/2016 Prickly lettuce is a common weed in wheat production systems throughout the PNW, but it's difficult to manage. Herbicides can control prickly lettuce in wheat, but many biotypes have developed...

Canning Timer and Checklist Application

Publication Date: 3/1/2020 Select from over 50 popular foods used in home canning — including vegetables, fruits, meats, jams, jellies, pickles and seafood — to generate a checklist and timer for processing. This app lets...

Enhancing Crop Diversity: Steve and Becky Camp (Farmer to Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Steve and Becky Camp farm near LaCrosse, Washington, in an area receiving about 12-14 inches of annual precipitation. In this publication, the Camps discuss their strategy for diversifying and...

Biofumigant Cover Cropping in Potatoes: Dale Gies (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 5/31/2017 Dale Gies grows potatoes, wheat and seed crops for vegetables and cover crops under irrigation near Moses Lake, Washington. In this publication, Gies discusses his experiences using a biofumigant...

Stripper Header and Direct Seeding: Ron and Andy Juris (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 2/28/2017 Ron and Andy Juris farm in Bickleton, Washington, an area that receives about 8-12 inches of annual precipitation. In this 2017 publication, the third- and fourth-generation cereal farmers discuss...

Integrated Pest Management for the Wheat Head Armyworm Complex in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/2016 The wheat head armyworm complex is comprised of two armyworm species, Dargida diffusa (Walker) and Dargida terrapictalis (Buckett), which caused recent and sporadic damage to cereal crops in the...

Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest (REACCH Handbook)

Publication Date: 6/30/2017 Farmers make tough decisions all the time — it comes with the territory. When that territory includes the dryland region of the inland Pacific Northwest, decisions can be even more challenging.

The Western Oregon and Washington Pasture Calendar

Publication Date: 11/30/2017 This publication describes, by climatic zone, perennial pasture plant growth and how management actions can affect growth, both positively and negatively. Optimal management of forages by season is...

Field Guide for Diagnosing Common Wheat Maladies of the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 8/31/2017 This field guide provides an overview of basic plant pathology concepts that are relevant to disease identification in wheat. It introduces tools to help distinguish between biotic and abiotic...

Cost and Returns Baseline for the Dryland Grain Annual Cropping Region of the Pacific Northwest for 2011–2015 with a 2016 Comparison

Publication Date: 11/30/2017 How do growers know what to grow or what will be profitable for their operation? This publication provides benchmark estimates for farm-level costs and returns for the dryland crops typically...

Integrated Management of Mustard Species in Wheat Production Systems

Publication Date: 4/1/2023 Blue mustard, flixweed and tumble mustard can be a headache to control when it comes to winter wheat; this article shows you how it can be done. Authors: Drew Lyon, Ian Burke, Joan Campbell 9 pages

Strip-tilled and Direct-seeded Vegetables Integrated with Cattle Grazing, Eric Williamson (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 4/30/2018 Eric Williamson integrates direct seeding, strip tillage and raising cattle into his farm near George, Washington: learn more in this farmer-to-farmer case study. Authors: Georgine Yorgey, Kristy...

Deficit Irrigation of a Diverse Irrigated Rotation: Jake Madison (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Publication Date: 6/30/2018 In our Farmer-to-Farmer Cast Study Series, explore innovative approaches that regional farmers are using to increase their resilience in the face of a changing climate. In this case study, Jake...

Planning and Implementing Cross-boundary, Landscape-scale Restoration and Wildfire Risk Reduction Projects

Publication Date: 9/30/2018 This guide describes the process the Klamath-Lake Forest Partnership (KLFHP) has used to plan and implement cross-boundary restoration projects to achieve improved forest health conditions on large...

Teff Grass for Forage: Nitrogen and irrigation requirements

Publication Date: 6/30/2018 Teff is an ancient grain, made popular recently as more growers turn to teff for its high yields of high-quality hay. New research outlined here shows that teff requires less nitrogen fertilizer...

There Are Dangers Lurking in Your Flour

Publication Date: 1/30/2022 Many don't realize that raw flour can transmit foodborne illnesses. This PNW publication outlines the risks of flour-based crafts and the steps you can take to keep people safe. Authors: Stephanie A.

Camelina Nutrient Management Guide for the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 2/7/2019 Camelina is a drought-tolerant, low-input, oilseed crop grown throughout the U.S. Pacific Northwest. This publication provides soil fertility recommendations (including nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Manage Wildlife Conflicts in Your Home and Garden

Publication Date: 3/6/2019 Our homes and gardens often overlap with spaces and resources used by wild animals, both native and non-native. A "shared habitat" situation can pose some challenges when the animals' day-to-day...

Threat-Based Land Management in the Northern Great Basin: A Manager's Guide

Publication Date: 8/31/2019 Sagebrush ecosystems in the northern Great Basin are threatened by encroaching juniper and invasive annual grasses. This guide presents a simplified framework to help land managers assess and...

Proper Egg Handling: From Farm or Grocery Store to Table

Publication Date: 12/1/2022 Eggs are part of a healthy diet and a convenient protein source. If not managed properly they can cause illness. Learn the food-safety basics of handling, storing, selling and consuming eggs from...

Threat-Based Land Management in the Northern Great Basin: A Field Guide

Publication Date: 8/31/2019 Sagebrush ecosystems in the northern Great Basin are threatened by encroaching juniper and invasive annual grasses. This guide presents a simplified framework to help land managers assess and...

4-H Animal Science Lesson Plans: Level 1

Publication Date: 4/14/2020 By providing instruction outlines for adults, this 263-page curriculum delivers animal science education to youth, particularly 4-H members working with beef, sheep, swine and goats. The 38...

Slow Cooking from Start to Finish

Publication Date: 6/20/2022 A slow cooker produces a variety of delicious and healthy meals that save time, energy and money. Learn about this versatile kitchen appliance — operating it; selecting one that suits your needs;...

2018 Farm Bill Agricultural Commodity Support Programs

Publication Date: 5/20/2020 This publication reports on the 2018 Farm Bill in order to help agricultural producers in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) navigate its policies and programs, including updates on the dairy, crop and...

Fruit Pie Fillings for Home Canning

Publication Date: 3/29/2021 Learn how to make home-canned peaches, berries, cherries and apples for use in pies, sauces or other desserts in this four-color publication. Along with guidelines for what thickeners to use and...

Pacific Northwest Watermelon Production East of the Cascades

Publication Date: 5/31/2020 Here are steps to successful commercial watermelon production in the Columbia Basin and other warm-climate regions of the Pacific Northwest. You'll learn best practices for cultivar selection, site...

Guide to Using and Caring for Your Electric Programmable Pressure Cooker

Publication Date: 3/21/2021 An electric programmable pressure cooker (EPPC) helps you to serve meals in a matter of minutes. Learn how to operate and take care of these versatile, one-pot wonders in this wide-ranging PNW...

Operational Equipment Expenses for a Commercial Beekeeping Operation in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 4/30/2020 When developing a business plan for a commercial beekeeping operation, a beekeeper must plan for honey production. Even if other income sources, such as pollination or nucleus/package/queen sales,...

Guía para Utilizar y Cuidar Su Olla a Presión Eléctrica Programable

Publication Date: 12/1/2022 Una olla a presión eléctrica programable (EPPC) lo ayuda a servir comidas en una cuestión de minutos. Aprenda a operar y cuidar estas maravillas versátiles de un solo olla recipiente en esta...

Exploring Organic Grain and Forage Production as a Profitable Enterprise for Palouse Farmers

Publication Date: 11/15/2020 Demand for organic grain has outpaced actual U.S. grain production in recent years. Yet little is known about organic grain production in the Palouse, likely because it comprises a small portion of...

Six Steps to Calibrate and Optimize Airblast Sprayers for Orchards and Vineyards

Publication Date: 1/10/2021 In six steps, learn how to calibrate, optimize and verify coverage for an airblast sprayer to ensure that you are getting every drop to the crop. Authors: Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Lav R. Khot, Michelle M.

Seis pasos para calibrar y optimizar los rociadores de aire para huertos y viá±edos

Publication Date: 5/24/2021 En seis pasos, aprenda a calibrar, optimizer y verificar la cobertura de un pulverizador de chorro de aire para asegurarse de que recibe cada gota en el cultivo. Autores: Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Lav R.

Sanitizer Basics for the Food Industry

Publication Date: 10/6/2020 Cleaning and sanitation are critical to maintaining quality and safety in your food industry operation. This PNW helps food industry operations make cleaning and sanitizing programs part of their...

Biodiesel in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 1/28/2021 With world demand for green energy sources growing exponentially, alternative fuel is definitely a market worth knowing more about. Biodiesel, an alternative fuel produced from fats like vegetable...

Best Management Practices For Managing Herbicide Resistance

Publication Date: 1/14/2021 Herbicide resistance is a problem that has quickly spread throughout wheat-growing regions of the inland Pacific Northwest. This timely PNW publication offers best management practices (BMPs) for...

Russian Olive Trees: Control and Management in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 11/15/2021 Russian olive trees are fast-growing plants that since the 1950s have become invasive throughout many areas of the Inland Pacific Northwest, particularly in riparian ecosystems. They form...

Pigweeds: Current and Emerging Weed Threats in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 11/8/2021 Pigweed is an invasive plant pest usually found in disturbed areas, like farmland and along roadsides and fencelines. Because their aggressiveness can reduce crop yields, this PNW discusses how to...

Integrated Management of Wild Oat in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 1/24/2022 In the Pacific Northwest (PNW), wild oat has become a notable weed pest of small grain and rotational crops, including pulse crops, potato, sugar beet and oilseed crops. It has infested more than 3...

Nurturing Resilience: Interactions are the Heart of Resilience/Las interactions son el corazon del la resiliencia

Publication Date: 2/10/2022 One way to nurture resilience in young children is to practice "Serve and Return." When a child expresses themselves, respond by joining them in an activity and offering encouragement. This...

Las interactions son el corazon del la resiliencia

Publication Date: 2/10/2022 Una forma de fomentar la resiliencia en los niños pequeños es practicar "Servir y devolver." Cuando un niño se exprese, uno puede responder uniéndose a él en una actividad y dándole ánimo. Esta...

Nutrition for Older Adults: Preventing Malnutrition as the Body Ages

Publication Date: 12/5/2021 Poor nutrition can cause a cascade of health problems for older adults. This guide lists the nutrients of concern for people over 60 — from antioxidants to calcium to water. Learn how eating well...

Market Poultry Lesson Plans: From Egg To Animal

Publication Date: 9/1/2022 Raising animals is one of the foundational learning experiences for 4-H youth. Chickens are fairly easy for children to start with but there is a learning curve. This bulletin conveniently compiles...

Good Field Practices for Agricultural Workers

Publication Date: 10/1/2022 The Pacific Northwest is known for its high-quality produce. To preserve this reputation, all people involved in farm activities should be thoroughly trained in practices that promote health and...

Buenas prácticas en el campo para trabajadores agrícolas

Publication Date: 10/1/2022 Los trabajadores agrícolas, productores, and propietarios de frutas y hortalizas deben estar bien entrenadas en practicas que promuevan la salud y la higiene. Este manual bilingüe le ayuda a usted...

Pesticide Redistribution and Its Implications on Pesticide Efficacy

Publication Date: 3/1/2023 Pesticides that penetrate plant tissues or otherwise move to different parts of the plant may be more effective for some applications than pesticides that do not redistribute. Factor this property...

2021 PNW Insect Management Handbook

Publication Date: 3/31/2021 A comprehensive guide to insect management in commercial crops and environments and in home landscapes and gardens in the Pacific Northwest. Covers pesticide safety and toxicity, protecting bees,...

2021 PNW Plant Disease Management Handbook

Publication Date: 3/31/2021 A comprehensive guide to plant disease management in the Pacific Northwest. Includes materials and tactics suitable for organic production and homeowner use as well as for commercial production.

2021 PNW Weed Management Handbook

Publication Date: 3/31/2021 This comprehensive guide to weed management in the Pacific Northwest covers biological weed control agents; pesticide safety and disposal; agrichemicals and their properties; and control of problem...

Sport-Fishing Use and Value: Snake River Above Lewiston, Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 This 44-page manuscript outlines the results of two surveys conducted in 2000 on sport-fisher spending for trips on the Snake River above Lewiston. A measure of their willingness to pay for the...

Sport-Fishing Use And Value: Snake River Basin of Central Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 This 54-page manuscript outlines the results of two surveys conducted in 2000 on sport-fisher spending in the Snake River Basin of central Idaho. A measure of their willingness to pay for fishing...

Outdoor Recreation Demand and Expenditures: Lower Snake River Reservoirs

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 RES 159 Outdoor recreation demand and expenditures: Lower Snake River Reservoirs This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on recreationists at the Lower Snake River reservoirs...

Outdoor Recreation Use And Value: Snake River Basin of Central Idaho

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on recreationists in the Snake River basin in central Idaho for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for outdoor...

2007 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report: Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2007 Presents the results of variety performance trials conducted during the 2006-07 season at sites from Craigmont to Bonners Ferry. Varieties of winter wheat, spring wheat, spring barley and spring...

2008 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeastern Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 The 2008 annual report of the southcentral and southeastern Idaho cereals research and extension program provides 2008 agronomic data for hard and soft white winter wheats; hard and soft white...

2008 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report: Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2008 Summarizes the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, spring barley, spring pea, lentil and chickpea cultivars tested in trials conducted in Idaho, Lewis, Nez Perce, Latah and Boundary counties...

2009 Small Grains Report

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 The annual report of the southcentral and southeastern Idaho cereals research and extension program provides 2009 agronomic data for hard and soft white winter wheats; hard and soft white spring...

2010 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report of the Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2010 Summarizes the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, spring barley, spring pea, lentil and chickpea cultivars tested in trials conducted in Idaho, Lewis, Nez Perce, Latah and Boundary counties...

2009 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report: Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 Summarizes the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, spring barley, spring pea, lentil and chickpea cultivars tested in trials conducted at 11 test sites in Idaho, Lewis, Nez Perce, Latah and...

2011 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeastern Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 The annual report of the southcentral and southeastern Idaho cereals research and extension program provides 2011 agronomic data for hard and soft white winter wheats; hard and soft white spring...

2011 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 From the Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program at the University of Idaho comes this summary of the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, spring barley, spring pea,...

2012 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeastern Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 The annual report of the southcentral and southeastern Idaho cereals research and extension program provides 2012 agronomic data for hard and soft white winter wheats; hard and soft white spring...

2013 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeastern Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 The annual report of the southcentral and southeastern Idaho cereals research and extension program provides 2013 agronomic data for hard and soft white winter wheats; hard and soft white spring...

2012 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Summarizes the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, winter barley, spring barley, dry pea, lentil and chickpea cultivars tested in trials conducted at eight test sites in Lewis, Nez Perce,...

2013 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report of the Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Summarizes the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, winter barley, spring barley, dry pea, lentil and chickpea cultivars tested in trials conducted at eight test sites in Lewis, Nez Perce,...

Idaho Private Rangeland Grazing — Lease Arrangements

Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Although the USDA publishes lease rates for grazing on private rangelands in Idaho, little it known about the leasing details, services provided by landowners or other critical factors that...

2014 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeastern Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 The annual report of the southcentral and southeastern Idaho cereals research and extension program provides 2014 agronomic data for hard and soft white winter wheats; hard and soft white spring...

2015 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeastern Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 The annual report of the south-central and southeastern Idaho cereals research and extension program provides 2015 agronomic data for hard and soft white winter wheats; hard and soft white spring...

2014 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report of the Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Summarizes the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, winter barley, spring barley, dry pea, lentil and chickpea cultivars tested in trials conducted at 12 test sites in Lewis, Nez Perce,...

2016 Dryland Field Day Abstracts

Publication Date: 3/31/2016 This publication is a compilation of the 2016 abstracts from dryland field days for Washington State University Extension, University of Idaho Extension and Oregon State University Extension.

2016 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeastern Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2016 The annual report of the south-central and southeastern Idaho cereals research and extension program provides 2016 agronomic data for hard and soft white winter wheats; hard and soft white spring...

2015 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report of the Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Summarizes the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, winter barley, spring barley, dry pea, lentil and chickpea varieties tested in trials conducted at 10 test sites in Lewis, Nez Perce,...

2017 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeastern Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2017 The annual report of the south-central and southeastern Idaho cereals research and extension program provides 2017 agronomic data for hard and soft white winter wheats; hard and soft white spring...

2017 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report: Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 8/28/2019 This report summarizes the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, winter barley, spring barley, winter pea, spring pea, lentil and chickpea varieties tested in extension variety trials...

Northern Idaho Alfalfa Variety Testing Report

Publication Date: 9/30/2018 Thirty-three varieties of alfalfa were field-tested in University of Idaho Extension variety trials conducted in northern Idaho during 2013–2016 crop seasons. The variety trials were located in...

Agriculture: A Foundation for Idaho's Economy

Agriculture is the foundation of Idaho’s economy. This poster attractively depicts the signature industry’s economic contribution in 2017, most prominently the total market value of all...

2018 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeast Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/31/2018 Summary of University of Idaho research done during the 2018 growing season on wheat and barley varieties in numerous locations in southcentral Idaho and southeast Idaho. Includes planting rates...

Idaho Agricultural Global Exports, 2018

Publication Date: 9/25/2019 In 2017, Idaho's foreign exports totaled almost $3.9 billion. The second-largest category of exports was food and agricultural products, which contributed 22% of Idaho's total exports. This...

2018 Small Grain and Grain Legume Report: Northern Idaho Small Grain and Grain Legume Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 12/2/2019 This report summarizes the performance of winter wheat, spring wheat, winter barley, spring barley, winter pea, spring pea, lentil and chickpea varieties tested in Extension variety trials...

Know the Demographic Trends: The Findings of a Three-Year Survey on Nitrogen Management and Precision Agriculture Adoption in Southern Idaho

Publication Date: 10/31/2019 Between 2015 and 2017, a grower survey was conducted to gather data on the demographic trends underlying the use and nonuse of high-tech devices and procedures on farms. Targeted were a small but...

2020 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeast Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program

Publication Date: 3/14/2021 Summary of University of Idaho research done during the 2020 growing season on wheat and barley varieties in numerous locations in southcentral Idaho and southeast Idaho. Includes planting rates...

2022 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeast Idaho Cereals Research & Extension Program

Publication Date: 2/1/2023 Packed with tons of agronomic data, disease ratings and end-use quality data — interspersed with reports about planting and weather conditions, insect and diseases issues, and more — this 162-page...

2021 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeast Idaho Cereals Research & Extension Program

Publication Date: 2/1/2022 Packed with tons of agronomic data, disease ratings and end-use quality data — interspersed with reports about planting and weather conditions, insect and diseases issues and more — this 160-page...

The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2018

Publication Date: 1/23/2019 Summary of the financial condition of Idaho agriculture in 2018. Includes net farm income, cash receipts, revenue from livestock and crops, and the overall contribution of agribusiness to Idaho's...

The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2022

Publication Date: 12/1/2022 This annual report details the financial health of Idaho agriculture, containing statistics on farm cash receipts, net farm income, government payments, the gross domestic product, and livestock...

The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2019

Publication Date: 1/12/2020 Summary of the financial condition of Idaho agriculture in 2019. Includes net farm income, cash receipts, revenue from livestock and crops, and the overall contribution of agribusiness to Idaho's...

Return of the Giants

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 $5 Western white pines, Idaho's state tree, used to be forest giants of the Inland Northwest, but no longer. By discussing white pine ecology, recounting the tree's demise in the Northwest and...

Field Guide to the Bark Beetles of Idaho and Adjacent Regions

Publication Date: 12/31/2001 $24.95 This practical guide for forest owners and managers, entomologists and natural history enthusiasts allows anyone with a basic knowledge of Idaho trees to seek out and identify any of Idaho's...

Monitoring Populations of Sage-Grouse

Publication Date: 10/31/2007 Proceedings of a symposium at Idaho State University hosted by University of Idaho and Idaho State University. Discusses the importance of monitoring populations of animal species. The greater...

Major Wood Decays in the Inland Northwest

Publication Date: 12/31/1973 $5.95 Describes examples of wood decay compiled from herbarium, laboratory and field specimens. Descriptions, photographs and keys help readers identify types of decay in lay terms. A glossary...

Idaho Pesticide Applicator Training Manual

Publication Date: 12/31/2018 This is the manual for statewide pesticide handlers' training in Idaho. This book is intended to help readers understand federal and state pesticide laws and regulations, good environmental...

Harvesting and Storing Fresh Garden Vegetables

Publication Date: 7/1/2003 Harvesting vegetables at the right stage of maturity and storing them properly helps ensure top taste, nutrition and storage life. This publication explains how, covering vegetables from asparagus...

Livestock Care for Beginning and Small-Scale Producers

Publication Date: 6/30/2021 Owning and caring for livestock involves a lot of responsibility and exposes producers to a steep (and fast) learning curve, especially for those just starting out and/or who run small-scale...

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Magic Valley Economy, 2018

Publication Date: 9/29/2021 Agriculture in the Magic Valley has grown from family farmsteads into a giant agribusiness industry, providing jobs for the valley's residents and food for national and international markets. In...

Building Healthy Eating Habits through Taste Testing in Early Childcare Centers

Publication Date: 10/13/2021 Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy practice is difficult, but not impossible. Mostly it's a matter of introducing these nutritious foods in fun and educational ways.

Gold Standard of Customer Relations

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 This curriculum for small-business managers and their employees brings a unique approach to customer service based on research into effective customer-business interactions. It frames customer...

Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards

Publication Date: 12/31/2012 To produce high-quality wine and juice grapes, effective pest management is essential. The second edition of Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards addresses this...

Holiday Ham and Cheese Quiche

Publication Date: 8/2/2020 Holiday leftovers are a given, but ham and turkey adapt well into a variety of dishes that will satisfy your family's appetite. Along with enchiladas or quesadillas, a quiche makes a nutritious and...

Scheduling Irrigation with a Pressure Chamber (Part 1)

Publication Date: 6/30/2018 How to use a pressure chamber as a tool to help you schedule irrigation in wine grape vineyards. The two most important questions you need to answer for irrigation scheduling are "How much?" and...

Scheduling Irrigation with a Pressure Chamber (Part 2)

Publication Date: 6/30/2018 Step by step instruction on how to use a pressure chamber as a tool to help you schedule irrigation in wine grape vineyards. Alexander Levin walks through the steps of using a pressure chamber to...

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Irrigated Winter Wheat

Publication Date: 12/31/2000 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this six-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Buying Locally Raised Meat for Custom Processing

Publication Date: 12/31/2015 Most people who buy meat from a local producer purchase a live animal (or a portion of one) and have it butchered by a "custom-exempt" processing plant. This publication explains how the process...

Sport-Fishing Use and Value: Lower Snake River Reservoirs

Publication Date: 12/31/1999 This 84-page manuscript outlines the results of two surveys conducted in 2000 on sport-fisher spending at the Lower Snake River reservoirs. Section 1 covers sport-fishing demand and section 2...

Break-even Analysis of Small-Scale Production of Pastured Organic Poultry

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Data from five years of trials at Washington State University were used to compare costs and returns for pastured organic broilers using two strains of Cornish Cross meat birds, the industry...

Five for Five: Five Minutes to Better Health

Everyone knows that staying physically active improves one’s health. However, just under half of all adults in the United States don’t engage in regular exercise; even worse, nearly three-quarters...

Integrated Pest Management of Pea Aphids in Legumes

Publication Date: 6/26/2023 Insect and disease pests are prevalent in both residential and commercial food production settings, meaning that a large number of Idahoans contend with them each year. Part of an integrated pest...

Integrated Pest Management of Aphids in Cereals

Publication Date: 7/6/2023 Insect and disease pests are prevalent in both residential and commercial food production settings, meaning that a large number of Idahoans contend with them each year. Part of an integrated pest...

Getting Ready for the Fair: Clipping Beef Cattle

Publication Date: 6/5/2023 Clipping a steer not only helps the animal regulate its temperature more efficiently, it improves its appearance for showtime or auction. But it’s a learned skill that takes a lot of practice. This...

Tobacco and Vaping Prevention Lesson

Publication Date: 4/1/2023 Since more young Idahoans are vaping (one-fifth have at least tried it), prevention is key. Using a Do, Reflect, Apply model, this 30-minute 4-H curriculum provides activities to help children...

Improving Nitrogen-Use Efficiency in Idaho Crop Production

Publication Date: 11/2/2015 This publication summarizes the most current applied scientific information on practices and methodologies available to growers for improving nitrogen-use efficiency. Topics include leaching and...

Wireworms in Idaho Cereals: Monitoring and Identification

Publication Date: 11/2/2015 Wireworms are among the most destructive soil insect pests, particularly of potatoes, corn, cereals and carrots. Worse, their numbers are resurging in the Pacific Northwest and Montana. This...

Nitrogen Management in Field Crops with Reference Strips and Crop Sensors

Publication Date: 6/8/2015 Learn how crop sensors and reference strips work and how to use them to fine-tune nitrogen (N) fertilizer applications to cut costs and increase revenues and yields. The techniques can be used in...

Tools for Facilitating Change in Rural Communities

Publication Date: 7/6/2015 This publication focuses on the four phases of change developed by the Idaho Horizons program to reduce poverty in small, rural communities. Each phase requires the use of different...

Premiums and Discounts for Market Beef Cows and Bulls Sold at Auction

Publication Date: 8/3/2015 The results of the beef quality audits reported here will help beef producers to optimize the value of their market (cull) beef cows and bulls with the ultimate goal of improving the quality and...

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Idaho Economy, 2011

Publication Date: 7/7/2014 In 2011, Idaho agribusiness contributed $24 billion (20%) of total Idaho sales, over $8.3 billion (14%) of the state's GSP and over 123,000 (14%) Idaho jobs, according to a base analysis that takes...

Cover Crops for High-Desert Farming Systems in Idaho

Publication Date: 4/7/2014 This guide presents optimal cover crops for high-desert farming systems in the intermountain West under irrigated or low-moisture conditions. Species included were selected for cold hardiness,...

Trees for Southwestern Idaho Landscapes: Selection and Irrigation

Publication Date: 6/3/2013 To paraphrase a Chinese proverb, it's always a good time to plant a tree, but the dry southwestern Idaho climate might give you second thoughts. This bulletin will restore hope. Learn how to choose...

Business Management Guide for Grazers

Publication Date: 3/3/2014 Describes the management process for management-intensive grazing (MiG) as a series of three recurring operations: strategic, tactical and operational. Provides sample enterprise budgets and...

IDAH2O Master Water Stewards Handbook

Publication Date: 1/7/2013 The official handbook for University of Idaho Extension's Master Water Stewards trained to conduct water quality monitoring in Idaho lakes and streams. The handbook explains the program and...

Center Pivot Irrigation for Corn: Water Management and System Design Considerations in Southern Idaho

Publication Date: 1/7/2013 This bulletin describes the water requirements of the corn crop and explains how to manage a center pivot irrigation system to deliver enough water to the crop at the right times. It focuses on...

Diga lo que piensa con Confianza

Publication Date: 10/3/2022 Los jóvenes y adultos que aprenden a hablar en público de manera efectiva obtienen una herramienta importante de liderazgo. Esta publicación le ayuda desarrollar ese activo. Lo remite a nueve hojas...

Alaska Field Guide to Potato Pests and Beneficial Insects in English and Russian

Publication Date: 7/2/2012 This 128-page pocket-sized manual helps potato field workers scout for and identify economically important diseases, insects and weeds in potato crops in Alaska. Each pest or beneficial insect is...

Portable Test Kits for Diagnosing Potato Diseases

Publication Date: 4/8/2013 University of Idaho scientists evaluated commercially available portable test kits for diagnosing potato diseases, finding them generally accurate and easy to use. This publication discusses the...

Economic Development Challenges for Small Towns in Idaho's Butte, Custer, and Lemhi Counties

Publication Date: 6/4/2012 Small towns in Idaho's Butte, Custer and Lemhi counties face particular challenges because of their rugged remoteness and also because of the area's biggest, most famous employer — the Idaho...

Costs and Returns for Irrigated Organic Russet Burbank Potato Production in Southern Idaho

Publication Date: 12/6/2010 This study compares economic costs and returns for producing organic potatoes on farms of two sizes, a relatively small farm with 30 to 50 acres in potatoes and a larger farm with about 100 to 120...

Speak up with Confidence: Nine Tips on Presenting

Publication Date: 11/5/2012 Youth and adults who learn to speak effectively in public gain an important leadership tool. This publication will help you to develop that asset. Nine double-sided tip sheets cover nine topics...

Phosphorus in the Calcareous Soils of Southern Idaho: A Literature Review with Implications for Crop Production, Manure Management, and Water Quality

Publication Date: 4/4/2011 This publication summarizes research on the chemistry and movement of agricultural phosphorus in southern Idaho, where calcareous soils and a large supply of dairy manure create a unique situation...

Hardy Roses for Harsh Climates

Publication Date: 12/7/2009 Love roses but live in a cold, high-elevation Idaho location? Don't worry. You can still grow many beautiful kinds of the national flower. Stephen L. Love studied dozens of rose varieties for their...

Organic Potato Production in Idaho: Nutrient Management and Variety Selection

Publication Date: 8/5/2013 Topics in this publication include selecting varieties that may be suited for organic production; adapting fertilizer recommendations intended for conventionally grown potatoes; selecting organic...

Uncovering Hidden Linkages in Idaho's 2006 Teton Regional Economy

Publication Date: 2/8/2010 Idaho's Teton region (Fremont, Madison and Teton counties) is one of the crown jewels of the west, an outdoor recreation area that forms the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Methods for Conducting an Educational Needs Assessment: Guidelines for Cooperative Extension System Professionals

Publication Date: 8/3/2009 Cooperative Extension System professionals conduct needs assessments to learn about important issues and problems faced by our public in order to fill gaps and design effective educational programs...

Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide: Using BMPs to Protect Water Quality

Publication Date: 1/5/2015 This practical guide will help forest landowners, managers and operators apply Idaho's mandatory forestry BMPs. Contents include (1) the science related to forests, forest hydrology, aquatic...

Growing Tree Fruits in Short-Season Gardens

Publication Date: 4/6/2009 Producing your own backyard tree fruit in Idaho's harsher climates can be difficult, but it isn't impossible. There are many types of apples, apricots, cherries, pears and plums that you can...

Growing Small-Fruit Crops in Short-Season Gardens

Publication Date: 5/4/2009 Choosing hardy and early maturing small-fruit varieties is critical to gardening success as is using proper maintenance techniques. Part of the Short-Season, High-Altitude Gardening series, this...

Growing Saskatoons in the Inland Northwest and Intermountain West

Publication Date: 4/6/2009 Saskatoons are shrubs that bear blueberry-like edible fruit. Popular in Canada, this superfood, a powerful antioxidant, is gaining the interest of U.S. growers, who know it by other names like...

Double-Cropped Winter Forages

Publication Date: 7/7/2009 Double cropping winter forages with corn silage increases total forage available to livestock operations while also removing more phosphorus from the soil. This 13-page bulletin with 14 figures...

Selecting, Planting, and Caring for Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Publication Date: 4/6/2009 Because they come in a variety of sizes and shapes, woody plants (trees, shrubs and vines) are unique landscape elements that can provide scale and balance, soften a building's hard edges and/or...

Introduction to Short-Season Gardening in Idaho

Publication Date: 4/6/2009 Part of the short-season, high-elevation gardening series, this publication describes Idaho's three short-season climates (high desert; cool, moist locations typical of the Idaho panhandle; and...

Managing Soils in Short-Season, High-Altitude Zones

Publication Date: 4/6/2009 Part of the short-season, high-elevation gardening series, this publication describes the three basic soil types in Idaho's short-season, high-elevation gardening zones and offers management...

Gardening Strategies for Short-Season, High-Altitude Zones

Publication Date: 4/6/2009 Part of the short-season, high-elevation gardening series, this publication covers plant selection, plant placement, management of plant growth rate and maturity, season-extending techniques and...

Lawn Care in Short-Season, High-Altitude Zones

Publication Date: 10/4/2010 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...

Mitigating High-Phosphorus Soils

Publication Date: 8/4/2008 According to Idaho law, livestock operators must make sure their operations are not dumping excess phosphorus into the soil, which could then contaminate surface water or groundwater. This...

Growing Currants, Gooseberries and Jostaberries in the Inland Northwest and Intermountain West

Publication Date: 2/2/2009 This 21-page publication provides basic information on growing these fruits, which are common in Europe. Includes detailed lists of recommended cultivars, as well as information on fertilization,...

Ensiling Pressed Beet Pulp

Publication Date: 1/2/2007 Ensiling pressed beet pulp for dairy feed is a relatively new practice in the U.S. This publication summarizes storage alternatives, guidelines for ensiling pressed beet pulp, and tips for...

Choosing and Growing Adapted Vegetable Varieties

Publication Date: 4/6/2009 Recommended vegetable varieties for short-season, high-altitude regions, including cool-season hardy vegetables; cool-season tender vegetables; and tender warm-season vegetables. Authors: Stephen...

Credit Cents: Making Sense of Credit, Debt, and Identity Theft

Publication Date: 2/1/2007 A set of 11 fact sheets explains how credit works and how to avoid debilitating debt. Topics cover choosing loans and credit cards, building and repairing credit history, understanding credit...

Shelf Life of Food: An Overview

Publication Date: 4/22/2021 Food safety is critical, yet surprisingly regulatory bodies do not require shelf-life testing for most products (infant formula being an exception). This bulletin provides all the basics that...

Storage Management for Umatilla Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 1/2/2003 Umatilla Russet is a potato cultivar that was developed in 1998 for the frozen processing market. Based on three years of research trials conducted at the University of Idaho Kimberly Research and...

Property Rights: A Primer

Publication Date: 9/3/2001 Owning property is a fundamental right, yet many Americans do not understand the intricacies of those rights. Learn some of the basic issues from nine property rights experts from around the...

The Economic Feasibility of Growing Wine Grapes in Idaho

Publication Date: 6/3/2002 Presents wine grape enterprise budgets for a typical Idaho vineyard and a current economic analysis of growing wine grapes in Idaho. The analysis indicates the typical vineyard would break even in...

Southern Idaho Dryland Winter Wheat Production Guide

Publication Date: 1/2/2004 Wheat is an important crop throughout Idaho, especially in the dryland cropping areas of southern Idaho. However, the region's rolling landscape with high-wind and water-erosion potential plus low...

Growing Western Huckleberries

Publication Date: 12/1/1999 $3 From a leading huckleberry expert comes the information you need to start your own attempts at growing huckleberries at home or for market. This publication covers plant and growing site...

Growing Apples for Local Markets in Cold Climates

Publication Date: 2/1/2000 Offers the basics for getting started in a small scale commercial apple orchard, including sections on rootstocks, apple varieties, training and pruning, winter protection, fertility and...

Estimating Water Requirements of Hard Red Spring Wheat for Final Irrigations

Publication Date: 5/1/2001 This publication teaches how to use the soil "feel and appearance method" and information on crop stage and soil type to determine whether and how much to irrigate. Authors: Roger Ashley, Larry...

Public Attitudes about Water Quality in the HUA

Publication Date: 7/1/1999 The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture implemented in the 1990s to protect and improve...

Growing Blueberries in the Inland Northwest & Intermountain West

Publication Date: 6/1/1999 Highbush and lowbush blueberries are native to North America and can be harvested two to three years after planting. This publication covers selecting a growing site, recommended cultivars,...

Economics of Yellow Mustard in the Pacific Northwest

Publication Date: 6/1/2000 This publication addresses the economic feasibility of producing mustard in the Pacific Northwest. Specific topics reviewed include yield potential, supply and demand considerations, markets and...

Alfalfa Nematodes in Idaho

Publication Date: 12/1/1998 This publication offers information for the alfalfa grower on various parasitic nematodes that affect their crops. It covers the distribution, life cycle, symptoms, impact and management strategies...

Growing Strawberries in the Inland Northwest & Intermountain West

Publication Date: 5/3/1999 This publication covers selecting a growing site, recommended cultivars, preparing the site, planting, training, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, winter protection, pest and disease...

Performance of Forage and Conservation Grasses in Northern Idaho

Publication Date: 1/2/1998 This publication summarizes the methods and results of two University of Idaho multi-year grass studies that aimed to evaluate the productivity of various perennial, cool-season grasses for...

Soil and the Environment: A Land and Homesite Evaluation Handbook and Training Guide

Publication Date: 7/2/2012 $4 Land and homesite evaluation allows individuals to make wise soil and land management decisions as well as conserve Idaho's most valuable natural resource: soil. The official guide for...

Performance of Perennial Forage Legumes in Northern Idaho

Publication Date: 7/1/1998 This publication summarizes the methods and results of a University of Idaho study that collected data from three growing seasons and assessed the productivity, seasonal growth distribution and...

Growing Raspberries and Blackberries in the Inland Northwest & Intermountain West

Publication Date: 5/3/1999 Raspberries and blackberries have similar growing requirements and offer a market advantage to commercial growers, providing local customers with high-quality fruit. This publication covers,...

Idaho's Noxious Weeds, 10th edition

Publication Date: 6/1/2022 $7 This newest edition of our popular pocket guide shows all the weeds on Idaho's official noxious weeds list, including examples of the three newest additions. Inside find true-color photos of...

Economic and Environmental Impact of Nematode Research and Extension Program on the Idaho Agricultural Industry

Publication Date: 3/1/2000 This publication outlines the beneficial environmental and economic impact of nematode research on the Idaho agricultural industry. It has information on the historical perspective of research,...

Kentucky Bluegrass Growth, Development, and Seed Production

Publication Date: 1/4/2005 Preliminary research results for alternatives to burning in the production of Kentucky bluegrass seed are shared, including for bale + burn, bale + graze, full load burn, full load graze and...

Herbaceous Ornamentals: Annuals, Perennials, and Ornamental Grasses

Publication Date: 4/6/2009 How to obtain, plant and care for flowers, grasses and bulbs for the short-season garden. Includes detailed tables listing hardy annuals, perennials, bulbs and grasses suitable for short-season,...

Kentucky Bluegrass Production

Publication Date: 1/4/2005 Eliminating burning in the production of Kentucky bluegrass seed to alleviate public health concerns will greatly impact production of this crop, 90 percent of which is produced in Idaho,...

Nutrient Management Guidelines for Russet Burbank Potatoes

Publication Date: 10/4/2004 Efficient potato nutrient management systems are designed to ensure that all essential plant nutrients are available in appropriate amounts and at the most beneficial time to provide for optimal...

Growing Tomatoes in Cool, Short-Season Locations

Publication Date: 3/2/2009 Part of the short-season, high-altitude gardening series, this publication provides tips and strategies for growing tomatoes in harsh climates. Authors: Michael Bauer, Danny L. Barney, Jo Ann...

Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Valley County

Publication Date: 7/3/2006 Results of a survey document how much money snowmobiling brings into Valley County on both a good-snow and poor-snow year. It also examines impacts of three scenarios in this county, considered one...

Landscaping with Native Plants

Publication Date: 4/6/2009 Cultivate healthier soils and more resilient plants on your Idaho property by using plants native to the Intermountain West in your landscape design. This extensive bulletin, with astute insights...

Field Guide to Potato Pests in English and Spanish

Publication Date: 9/2/2008 $5 This 130-page pocket-sized manual helps potato field workers scout for common diseases, insects and weeds which can impact potato yields. Scouting is an important part of Integrated Pest...

Sugarbeet Cyst Nematode: Impact on Sugarbeet Production in Idaho and Eastern Oregon

Publication Date: 1/1/1997 The sugar beet cyst nematode is the major pest that affects sugar beet production worldwide, accounting for more than 90% of losses caused by nematodes. The pest is particularly destructive in...

Storing Food for Safety and Quality

Publication Date: 3/1/2023 Proper food storage ensures that the food you bring home remains safe to eat and retains its high quality. This 24-page PNW teaches you all the basics about home storage of food, including pantry...

Estimating Long-Term Idaho Hay Prices Using Multiple Data Sources

Publication Date: 9/22/2021 The dairy industry can substantially affect markets for other agricultural commodities, particularly those like alfalfa hay, which is used in dairy feed. In other words, hay and milk prices move...

Quick Facts: Idaho Sugar Beets

Publication Date: 10/25/2021 This compact fact sheet summarizes recommendations for growing sugar beets in Idaho, with pointers or information on soil sampling/testing, fertilization, irrigation, tillage, cropping history, and...

Integrated Pest Management of Fusarium Dry Rot in Potato

Publication Date: 7/17/2023 Insect and disease pests are prevalent in both residential and commercial food production settings, meaning that a large number of Idahoans contend with them each year. Part of an integrated pest...

Preventing Potato Bruise Damage

Publication Date: 12/1/1998 This publication covers information on types of bruising (skinning, blackspot, shatter bruise and pressure bruise), bruise prevention before and after harvest, bruise prevention in potato piling,...

Rattail Fescue: Biology and Management in Pacific Northwest Wheat Cropping Systems

Publication Date: 6/1/2023 Mitigating rattail fescue has become easier: this publication addresses this increasingly common weed in Pacific Northwest cropping systems. Authors: Drew J. Lyon, Daniel A. Ball 12 pages Revised...

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Idaho Economy, 2013

Publication Date: 12/7/2015 In 2013, Idaho agribusiness contributed more than $27 billion (20%) of total Idaho sales, over $10 billion (16%) of the state's GSP and over 126,000 (14%) Idaho jobs, according to a base analysis...

Cover Crops for Grazing Use in Idaho

Publication Date: 4/4/2016 This publication will help crop and livestock producers in Idaho or other high-desert systems to select, plant, and manage cover crop species and mixtures that can also serve as livestock forage.

Adopting Quinoa in Southeastern Idaho

Publication Date: 3/7/2016 This is a comprehensive guide to what's known about growing quinoa in southeastern Idaho, including environmental requirements, seeding, fertility and water requirements, pest control, harvesting...

Replacing Important Lost or Damaged Documents in Idaho

Publication Date: 5/9/2016 Natural disasters or burglary can damage, destroy, or misplace important documents or computer files. Thus it's vital to know how to replace them. This eight-page bulletin, whose discussion...

Reemplazando Documentos Perdidos o Dañados en Idaho (Replacing Important Lost or Damaged Documents in Idaho)

Publication Date: 5/9/2016 Los desastres naturales o los robos pueden dañar, destruir o extraviar documentos o archivos informáticos importantes. Por lo tanto, es fundamental saber cómo reemplazarlos. Este boletín de ocho...

Costs and Benefits of Applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Publication Date: 5/9/2016 This overview looks at applying for the DACA program as an economic investment. It provides important information for service providers and DACA applicants to use when considering whether applying...

Water and Rural Living: What Idaho Homeowners Need to Know

Publication Date: 9/5/2016 This guide provides practical and legal information for Idaho homeowners, home buyers and realtors about rural residences and water-permitting processes. Along with explaining the basics about how...

Planting Dates in Wheat Production in Southern Idaho

Publication Date: 6/6/2016 This publication summarizes more than three decades of research into planting date in spring and winter wheat production in southwestern Idaho. Much of the information will be pertinent to other...

Practical Coping Skills for Managing Stress

Publication Date: 7/28/2023 Stress is inevitable—it’s a natural part of life. Because everyone experiences it at some point in time, it’s important to know how to work with it in healthy ways. This three-page bulletin shows...

Integrated Pest Management of Pea Weevil in Peas

Publication Date: 7/28/2023 Insect and disease pests are prevalent in both residential and commercial food production settings, meaning that a large number of Idahoans contend with them each year. Part of an integrated pest...

Best Practices for CIPC Residue Sampling of Potatoes and Storage Facilities

Publication Date: 7/5/2016 Provides a uniform, documented method for residue sampling of CIPC, a potato sprout inhibitor, in potatoes stored in commercial potato storages and a protocol for surface swabbing to detect CIPC...

Reading and Understanding Pesticide Labels

Publication Date: 7/11/2016 A pesticide label is a legal document whose content protects users, consumers and the environment. This useful seven-page bulletin shows you how to read and understand this carefully crafted...

Nematodes Associated with Onion in Idaho and Eastern Oregon

Publication Date: 8/8/2016 The most common nematodes on onion in Idaho and eastern Oregon are root-lesion nematodes ( Pratylenchus spp.), root-knot nematode ( Meloidognye hapla ), stem nematode ( Ditylenchus dipsaci ) and...

Scheduling the Final Irrigation for Wheat and Barley

Publication Date: 1/9/2017 Water management during grain formation is more important than ever, particularly with urban expansion and the subsequent increase in municipal water use. By investigating crop water-use patterns...

Pregnancy Testing in Beef Cattle

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Pregnancy testing in beef cattle is a tool to optimize heifer management and can identify candidates for culling or removal from the herd. Some methods of pregnancy detection can also provide...

Reporting Child Abuse: Care Enough to Call

Publication Date: 12/31/2005 $19.95 According to the National Children's Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused each year. Because of its unfortunate prevalence, reportage is crucial. Secure the help children deserve by...

Curlycup Gumweed

Publication Date: 1/23/2022 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,...

A Grower's Guide to Successful On-Farm Research

Publication Date: 4/30/2020 Interested in identifying a new crop rotation or adopting a new irrigation method to improve your yield, but worried about the time and money wasted if it doesn't work? Conduct your own on-farm...

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Magic Valley Economy, 2013

Publication Date: 6/30/2018 Agriculture in the Magic Valley has grown from family farmsteads into a giant agribusiness industry, providing jobs for the valley's residents and food for national and international markets. In...

Potato Cost of Production for Idaho: 2016 With Comparisons to 2015

Publication Date: 5/20/2020 Get an accurate estimate of the 2016 cost of producing potatoes in three Idaho regions (southwestern, south central and eastern) by reviewing annual potato yields (plus historical comparisons),...

BQA: Feedstuff Guidelines

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Beef producers must document the safety of their product by keeping accurate records of the feedstuffs they use in their operations, including records of pesticides being applied to feed crops.

BQA: Guidelines for Culling Beef Animals

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Having a plan for identifying cull animals is key for maintaining a safe and healthy cow herd. This publication explains how to identify animals that should be removed from the herd, when to cull...

BQA: Guidelines for Calving Management

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Good calving management practices can increase animal health and beef product safety by reducing the need for antibiotics and other pharmaceutical treatments. This publication discusses numerous...

Designing an Edible Landscape in Idaho

Publication Date: 3/6/2019 $5 A successful edible landscape results from good planning, thoughtful design and regular maintenance. Edible yards can be eye-catching while expanding the capacity for home food production.

BQA: Components of Superior Cattle Handling Facilities

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Well-designed and effectively run cattle-handling facilities help to decrease cattle injury, illness and death; ensure high-quality beef; and improve consumer perceptions of the beef cattle industry.

BQA: Cattle Processing and Injection Site Management

Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Successful beef producers know that beef quality assurance requires keeping cattle healthy throughout their lives. Since cattle can get sick, preventing and treating disease means processing cattle...

Potato Mop-Top Virus: Biology and Disease Management

Publication Date: 6/1/2022 Potato mop-top causes dark, internal blemishes in potatoes. Because it is an emerging disease in the United States and no control measures yet exist, growers need to know the basic facts to...

Predicting Alfalfa Forage Quality in Southern Idaho

Publication Date: 3/3/2022 So that growers can meet certain goals or marketing criteria, it's important to know how to determine the quality of alfalfa hay. Indeed, producers who raise dairy quality hay can expect higher...

Red Fire Bug — A New Idaho Invader?

Publication Date: 3/15/2022 The red fire bug, Pyrrhocoris apterus (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae), is an introduced and invasive true bug with a vividly colored red and black body. Since its introduction and establishment, the...

Answers to Common Questions about Greenhouse Gases

Publication Date: 6/1/2022 Because climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our time, meaningful public discourse about it requires a basic understanding of the types of greenhouse gases (GHGs) involved, where they...

Managing Bacterial Ring Rot of Potato

Publication Date: 6/1/2022 Bacterial ring rot, caused by the bacterium Clavibacter sepedonicus, is one of the most destructive potato diseases in the world. Because losses due to stored, decaying potatoes can be substantial,...

Help Protect the Famous Idaho Potato: Diagnose and Control Late Blight in Your Home Garden

Publication Date: 8/1/2022 Potato and tomato plants are susceptible to late blight, a disease caused by a fungal-like pathogen that caused the Irish Potato Famine of 1845–52. The disease is still with us today and continues... Author(s): Kirstin Jensen, Maureen Toomey, Shelly Johnson, Julie Buck, Leslee Blanch, Kathee Tifft, Siew Guan Lee

Powdery Scab of Potato

Publication Date: 7/1/2022 Powdery scab is a formidable and damaging fungus-like pathogen that damages potatoes worldwide. It causes gall formation on roots as well as lesions on the tubers, which reduce potato quality as...

Cereal Grass Aphid: A Newly Invasive Pest in North America

Publication Date: 9/1/2022 Cereal grass aphid is a newly invasive aphid pest in North America. It colonizes cultivated crops like wheat, barley and oat, sucking their juices and using them as host sites for reproduction,... Author(s): Subodh Adhikari, Elisabeth C. Oeller, Arash Rashed, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, Bradley Stokes

Food and Your Family

Publication Date: 11/1/2022 Involving preschool children (up to five years old) in the kitchen and the cooking process is a great way to deepen family bonds but it also teaches skills that strengthen a child’s development.

Optimum Nitrogen Rates for Wheat Depend on the Environment and Field-Specific Conditions

Publication Date: 8/1/2022 Nitrogen is vital for crops — it is an essential nutrient whose efficient absorption makes high crop yields possible. Despite significant developments in wheat breeding and nutrient management,...

Take-All Disease of Wheat in Idaho

Publication Date: 7/1/2022 Take-all is a highly destructive fungal disease of cereals whose ability to infect multiple plant parts often results in a crop’s complete destruction. Mainly found in wheat, barley, rye and...

Tips for Native American Entrepreneurs : A Resource Guide for Business Planning

Publication Date: 8/1/2022 Part of the Tips for Native American Entrepreneurs series, this three-page fact sheet provides information on how to write a business plan. Along with defining different business plan types, the...

Tips for Native American Entrepreneurs: Business Formation

Publication Date: 8/1/2022 Part of the Tips for Native American Entrepreneurs series, this three-page fact sheet provides information about how to choose the correct business structure for your enterprise. Learn the the four... Author(s): Randy Reed, Christy Dearien, John Rumel, and Paul Lewin

Crop Yield in Barley-Pulse Intercropping Systems under Well-Watered and Drought-Stressed Conditions

Publication Date: 9/1/2022 Idaho leads the nation in barley production, even though eastern Idaho (the state’s largest contributor) receives very little annual precipitation. Applying shrewd irrigation management practices... Author(s): Asia Akter, Xi Liang, Zachary Kayler, Torrey Stephenson

Estimation of Wheat Yield and Grain Protein with Handlheld and UAV-Mounted Sensors

Publication Date: 9/1/2022 Wheat grain protein levels depend on efficient uptake of nitrogen (N) — without it, optimized wheat yields are not possible. Monitoring your field’s N uptake is thus crucial. Using crop sensors to... Author(s): Olga Walsh, Juliet Marshall, Chad Jackson, Ritika Lamichhane, Emmanuella Owusu Ansah, Eva Nambi

Customer Complaints: An Important Food-Safety and -Quality Opportunity

Publication Date: 10/1/2022 No one really likes to handle customer complaints, yet ignoring them might prove hazardous to your bottom line. Indeed, they can be a gold mine of information that, used shrewdly, improves your...

Things to Consider When Buying Used Commercial Food-Processing Equipment

Publication Date: 10/1/2022 Buying used equipment for a food-processing facility or commercial kitchen can be a money-saving move, but you need to do your homework. Otherwise, the purchase might cost you more in the long run.

Estimation of Sugar Beet Yield and Quality with UAV-Based Sensors

Publication Date: 9/1/2022 Efficient nitrogen (N) and water management are key for maximizing sugar yield in sugar beets. UAV-based remote sensing is increasingly being using as a tool for in-season N and water management... Author(s): Olga Walsh, Sanaz Shafian, and Jordan R. McClintick

Centrocoris volxemi—A Newly Introduced Idaho Insect

Publication Date: 11/1/2022 Centrocoris volxemi is an introduced non-native true bug (insects with piercing-sucking mouthparts) that has been expanding its known range in the United States since 2020 and Idaho the year after.

Agronomics of Leasing Fields for Potato Production

Publication Date: 1/1/2023 Leasing or renting fields for potato production may make it easier for growers to either start an agricultural career or expand one but be forewarned: gather as much background information as you...

Diagnosing and Managing Rhizoctonia in Idaho Bean Crops

Publication Date: 3/1/2023 Rhizoctonia root rot is an important bean disease in southern Idaho crops that has caused from 30% to 100% yield loss, depending on the degree of severity. The culprit is a soilborne fungus,...

Soil Insects and Other Arthropods in Palouse Agroecosystems

Soil arthropods play a significant role in the soil ecosystem. But producers tend to be more familiar with that of other soil creatures, like earthworms and microbes. To address the knowledge gap,...

Phytophthora Bleeding Canker of Maple Trees

Publication Date: 3/1/2023 Bleeding canker has recently been observed on mature maple trees in southern Idaho. The causal agent is Phytophthora cactorum, a plant pathogen capable of infecting over 200 tree species. Given its...

Verticillium Wilt of Trees in Idaho

Publication Date: 3/1/2023 Verticillium wilt is a devastating soilborne disease to over three hundred plants worldwide, including trees, shrubs, fruits and vegetables. Given the fungi’s wide range, whose infection in trees...

Indoor Container Garden (SEED)

Publication Date: 2/1/2023 The indoor container garden — SEED program provides youth with an experiential hands-on learning environment about gardening. This tool kit provides you all the basics, including a list of program...

Scouting for Two Spotted Spider Mites in Sugar Beets

Publication Date: 8/15/2023 Spider mite infestations have become more prevalent in sugar beets in the Pacific Northwest over the past decade. The earlier you spot one of these insects in your field, the earlier you can...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries

Publication Date: 4/3/2000 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for lime and nitrogen, phosphorus,...

North Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Alfalfa

Publication Date: 9/12/2005 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this three-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for lime and nitrogen,...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Grass Seedings for Conservation Programs

Publication Date: 7/11/2005 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this three-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for lime and nitrogen,...

Integrated Pest Management of Pea Leaf Weevil in Legumes

Publication Date: 8/22/2023 Insect and disease pests are prevalent in both residential and commercial food production settings, meaning that a large number of Idahoans contend with them each year. Part of an integrated pest...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Bluegrass Seed

Publication Date: 5/4/2015 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Grass Pastures

Publication Date: 7/11/2005 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this three-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for established grass pastures...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Spring Canola

Publication Date: 7/11/2005 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee

Publication Date: 8/23/2023 The alfalfa leafcutting bee is a vital pollinator for multiple cropping systems, including alfalfa, canola, melons and carrots. This information card provides basic facts about and photographs of...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Winter Rapeseed

Publication Date: 2/2/2015 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers research-based fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen,...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Spring Peas

Publication Date: 2/2/2015 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Legume and Legume-Grass Pastures

Publication Date: 7/11/2005 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this three-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for established nonirrigated...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Lentils

Publication Date: 2/2/2015 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Soft White Spring Wheat

Publication Date: 7/9/2007 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Winter Wheat

Publication Date: 2/2/2015 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Spring Barley

Publication Date: 7/9/2007 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Winter Barley

Publication Date: 7/9/2007 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Oats

Publication Date: 7/9/2007 Fertilizer improves plant growth and productivity. An entry in the northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide series, this four-page publication offers fertilizer guidelines for nitrogen, phosphorus,...

Idaho Spring Barley Production Guide

Publication Date: 8/4/2003 Barley is one of Idaho’s most important crops. Although its harvested acreage has decreased in the past twenty years, the state is still the nation’s top barley producer. Published in 2003, this...

4-H Create Art Now

Publication Date: 3/1/2023 $32 4-H Create Art Now is a 100 plus-page adult helper’s guide to teaching youth (primarily grades 4-8) about creating art — drawing, painting and sculpting — and entrepreneurial strategies.

Pasture Principles for Smaller Acreages

Publication Date: 9/7/2023 Ranchettes and small farms are cropping up in rural landscapes across Idaho, spurring demand for information on pasture management. This updated publication addresses the most common concerns...

H2O to Go: Staying Hydrated Safely!

Publication Date: 8/28/2023 Because drinking water is a requirement for human survival, it is important to know the basic facts so you can maintain your general health. Along with telling you how much water to drink each day,...

Preparing for a Third-Party Audit in Food Manufacturing

Publication Date: 6/26/2023 Third-party audits are part of running a food-manufacturing business, but the prospect of them can be intimidating if you aren’t prepared. This bulletin helps you to identify the crucial issues...

Managing Price Risks Using Grain Contracts

Publication Date: 8/28/2023 Managing price risks in commodity markets is a complex task. Indeed, grain producers must think globally, which is always a challenge. Sharpen your marketing strategies by learning the basic...

Cull and Waste Potato Management

Publication Date: 7/25/2023 Cull potatoes are low-market-value tubers, unusable or disposable, often due to overproduction. Because they are grown at many different times and locations throughout Idaho, discarding them...

Back to Basics: Hedging and Basis in Grain Marketing

Publication Date: 10/11/2023 Basis in grain marketing refers to the difference between cash and futures prices. Having a solid understanding of it and its seasonal patterns is crucial to any successful marketing plan. Learn...

Retirement Ready?

Publication Date: 12/31/2009 $45 This retirement-planning CD-ROM curriculum helps midlife and older adults manage the financial and the nonfinancial aspects of their approaching retirements. The comprehensive curriculum...

A Selected Review of Biodegradable Plastics Literature in Agricultural Settings from an Economic and Marketing Perspective

Publication Date: 9/12/2023 Companies are increasingly substituting biodegradable plastics for regular plastics, given their environmental and socioeconomic benefits. The agricultural industry is no exception. Learn more...

Idaho Master Gardener Program Handbook, 20th Edition

Publication Date: 6/1/2023 $55 Gardeners throughout Idaho use this basic gardening handbook as their text in the increasingly popular master gardener classes. Chapters cover topics such as basic botany, backyard composting,...

Planning Water Access for Small-Acreage Irrigators

Publication Date: 11/7/2023 Small acreage landscapes pose unique water-access problems, particularly when they are subdivisions of a larger-acreage property. Improve your navigation of these challenges by learning the basics...

A Field Guide to Grasses and Grass-Like Plants of Idaho

Publication Date: 8/31/2018 $29.95 Grasses and grass-like plants are key to the productivity, function and diversity of Idaho's rangelands, wetlands and forests. Learn to identify almost 100 plant species and understand the...

Margin Protection Crop Insurance for Idaho Corn Growers

Publication Date: 10/19/2023 Margin protection is an area-based insurance plan that protects producers from a decline in operating margins due to high input costs, low county yield, low commodity prices or any combination.

Changing Idaho Feed Crop Supply and Demand—Implications

Publication Date: 11/7/2023 The number of animals in concentrated animal feeding operations has increased since the early 1990s. The upsurge has influenced the supply and demand for crops used as feed, like alfalfa hay,...

Integrated Pest Management of Cutworms

Publication Date: 11/8/2023 Insect and disease pests are prevalent in both residential and commercial food production settings, meaning that a large number of Idahoans contend with them each year. Part of an integrated pest...

Integrated Pest Management of Armyworms

Publication Date: 11/8/2023 Insect and disease pests are prevalent in both residential and commercial food production settings, meaning that a large number of Idahoans contend with them each year. Part of an integrated pest...

The Science of Chocolate: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Publication Date: 9/21/2023 Making confections can be a yummy and fun educational experience for children. But for everyone to get the most out of it, you need patience and scientific knowledge. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, a...

Starting a Steering Committee: A Change Agent’s Guide to Success

Publication Date: 11/27/2023 Forming a steering committee is a powerful community development tool, but it’s not for the faint of heart. This guide will help you to build an effective one. Along with discussing the different...

Spring Barley Quick Facts (2015 Southern Idaho)

Publication Date: 12/4/2023 This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing spring barley in southern Idaho, with pointers or information on growth stages and development, rotation and seeding, irrigation,...

Potato Seed Certification and Selection in Idaho

Publication Date: 9/26/2022 The selection of high-quality seed potatoes is essential to produce a profitable commercial potato crop. This publication explains the steps you need to take do to get your seed potato certified,...

Fire-Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes

Publication Date: 10/16/2023 Home landscaping is an important part of a community's resistance to wildfire. Learn what plants can help you create an attractive environment and reduce the risk of fire. Authors: Amy Jo...

Marketing Strategies for Idaho Wheat Producers: Identifying Top Performers

Publication Date: 12/18/2023 Grain markets have significantly changed over the past thirty years, but many wheat growers still rely solely on the elevator quote at harvest time. Discover a better approach in this study of the...

Respiration of Potatoes During Storage

Publication Date: 1/8/2024 During potato harvest, respiration becomes a crucial metabolic process. Its effectiveness determines how well a potato survives storage. Learn more about the aerobic respiration process, its...

Straw Removal Calculator Guide

Publication Date: 11/29/2023 Straw removal has become a widespread practice in dryland wheat production in the inland Pacific Northwest. Although straw harvest may provide short-run economic benefits, it also can incur hidden...

Economic Contribution of Idaho Agribusiness

Publication Date: 1/11/2024 Agriculture is king in Idaho, accounting for a greater share of the state’s economy than in neighboring states and the United States as a whole. Read more about 2023’s performance in this economic...

The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2023

Publication Date: 1/2/2024 This annual report details the financial health of Idaho agriculture, containing statistics on farm cash receipts, net farm income, government payments, the gross domestic product, and livestock...

Threat-based Management for Creeks, Streams and Rivers

Publication Date: 12/26/2023 Learn how to rapidly assess and manage water systems in this 66-page fully illustrated guide. Designed for those with little to some knowledge of riparian ecology, this decision-support tool not...

Market Fresh in a Snap!

Publication Date: 3/1/2023 Teaching children how to eat healthy food yields lifelong benefits. It also supports local farmers. Let this 66-page booklet show you the way to do both, via 35 tasty, handpicked and no-cook...

Idaho Forage Handbook (third edition)

Publication Date: 1/1/2005 This comprehensive information source for anyone who grows forage in Idaho or neighboring states covers topics from species and variety selection to pest control to harvest management, hay storage...

Native Plant Landscaping: Curb Appeal and Low Water Use

Publication Date: 2/23/2022 Many property owners don't fully realize that native plants are economical and effective solutions for use in landscape design, particularly since Idaho's climate is so weather-dependent. This...

How to Become USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) FSIS (Food Safety Inspection Service) Inspected

Publication Date: 2/13/2024 Selling meat products successfully involves complying with regulations, particularly surviving a Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) inspection of your facility’s slaughter and processing stages.

Storage Management of Dakota Russet Potatoes

Publication Date: 2/13/2024 Dakota Russet is a multipurpose and popular potato cultivar whose Pacific Northwest acreage has expanded in recent years. With increased yields comes larger storage volumes. Based on the results of...

Using Disinfectants, Sanitizers, and Cleaners Safely and Effectively

Publication Date: 2/14/2024 Antimicrobial products prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses in and around the home. Learn the different types available and the microbial organisms on which they work best, how they’re...

Buckwheat Production West of the Cascades

Publication Date: 12/18/2023 Naturally gluten-free, buckwheat has a variety of culinary uses regionally and internationally. Learn about market opportunities, how to establish a strong stand, and the best management and...

Soil Testing to Guide Fertilizer Management

Publication Date: 10/19/2023 Regularly testing your soil will allow you to accurately spot problem areas and thus provide sustainable soil nutrient management. This updated version of a 1997 bulletin provides the basic...

Canning Fruits

Publication Date: 12/31/2011 $1.50 This publication explains how to ensure both safety and quality when canning fresh fruits. Details covered include selecting and preparing equipment; preparing apples, apricots, berries,...

Conservas de Frutas

Publication Date: 12/31/2014 Esta publicación explica cómo garantizar tanto la seguridad como la calidad de las frutas frescas guardadas en conserva. Los detalles cubiertos incluyen la selección y la preparación del equipo; la...

2023 Small Grains Report

Publication Date: 1/29/2024 Packed with tons of agronomic data, disease ratings and end-use quality data — interspersed with reports about planting and weather conditions, insect and diseases issues and more. This 146-page...

Training Young Shade Trees

Publication Date: 10/3/2021 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...

Introduction to Forest Carbon, Offsets and Markets

Publication Date: 12/18/2023 Learn the basics of forest carbon, offsets and markets in this 18-page publication. Forest owners, land managers, natural resource experts and other interested landowners will find its discussion...

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