Monday, June 20, 2016

Stripe Rust Alert for Easter Idaho

Susceptible varieties of spring wheat are showing high levels of infection from stripe rust if they are not protected by fungicides. High levels are showing in Klasic, for example, from the Aberdeen area through Idaho Falls.

Some formerly resistant varieties are showing low levels of stripe rust as well. There is heavy disease pressure in southeast Idaho. As spring wheat is starting to head, please be aware that strobilurin fungicides should not be used to control stripe rust due to the potential for increased DON levels from Fusarium head blight. Choose a fungicide that will be effective for both stripe rust control and FHB suppression and if possible, target application window for FHB suppression.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Field Day and UI's Rock Creek Ranch June 28

The UI Rangeland Center invites you to join UI President Chuck Staben, along with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the College of Natural Resources, the Wood River Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy for a field day at the ranch.

Rock Creek Ranch outside of Hailey, Idaho is a 10,400-acre working conservation ranch that is the subject of a new collaboration among the University of Idaho, The Nature Conservancy in Idaho and the Wood River Land Trust. Our team has a shared vision to establish a sustainable rangeland research and educational facility in the heart of Idaho, where ranching, conservation, recreation and education intersect.

Eastern District 4-H Swine Camp June 24th

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Friday, June 17, 2016

2016 Cereals Field Day Schedule

June 20  8:30 AM  Wheat & Barley Field Day   
1:00 PM  Parma Research & Extension Center   
29603 U of I lane  
Parma, ID 83660  
Dr. Olga Walsh - 208-722-6701

June 24  9:30 AM  Rockland Valley Dryland Wheat Field Day  
12:00 P.M. 1/2 mi West of lower Rock Creek Road on    
Deeg Rd,   Neeley, Id   Exit 33  
Lunch will be provided  
Terrell Sorensen - 208-226-7621

Power County Cereal Field Day June 24th

     The Cereal Field Day in Power County this year will feature variety plots at both Rockland Valley and Arbon Valley locations on Friday, June 24th.  The Rockland Valley Field Day will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Deeg Road (see map).  The Arbon Valley Field Day will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Arbon site.    See attached map.

     Dr. Jianli Chen, University of Idaho Wheat Breeder stationed at Aberdeen, will present on new varieties. Xi Liang, Chris Rogers, Arash Rashad and Juliet Marshall will present on Cover Crops.  Dr. Juliet Marshall, Extension Crop Management Specialist, will also lead a discussion on wheat diseases.

     Growers in attendance will be encouraged to tour the variety plots at each location.  Refreshments will be provided by the Power County Wheat Growers Association.

     Mark your calendars and plan to attend. For more information, contact the Power county Extension office.


Rockland site – On Interstate 86, Exit 33, take Lower Rock Creek road going south, turn west at Deeg Road and go approximately ½ mile and it will be on the north side of road. GPS coordinates – 42.66249 degrees N. 112.94267 degrees W.

Arbon Valley site – Location is on Mink Creek Road north of the 3 power lines.  ¼ mile south of where Upper Rattlesnake Road leaves Mink Creek Road on the east side of road.  Please note -the fastest way is to go on I-86 to I-15 south, take Portneuf exit to Mink Creek Rd. and follow to Upper Rattlesnake Road.

Rupert Cereal Variety June 22

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Free Idaho Victory Garden Class - On Line!

The University of Idaho extension is offering a free on line course to help you and your family grow, eat and preserve food, while saving money!  Register on line at

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If you live in the Arco area, and need a place to practice what you learn, the Arco Community Garden on Water Street is the place.  Contact the Extension Office in Arco at 527-8587.  Master Gardeners are available to coach you and help you get started growing your own food!