Monday, July 7, 2014

Stripe Rust Reported in Eastern Idaho

Stripe rust has been reported in UI Pettit in the Rockford area south west of Blackfoot. 

Stripe rust has been reported in WB936 on west side of Idaho Falls.

Stripe rust has been reported in a spring feed barley ( north of Rupert. The barley was in milk to soft dough. Fungicide application is not recommended for the barley, and in addition the allowable time frame has passed for fungicide application in that field. 

Spot Form of Net Blotch Affects Barley in Idaho

A new small grains alert was posted to

Alert Information:
Last year, a new barley disease was seen for the first time west of Blackfoot.

This year, numerous examples have been seen of the Spot Form of Net Blotch, also called SFNB. So far, we are not able to determine damage estimates for our production conditions. In other areas where the disease occurs (Montana, MonDak areas), losses of 50-75% have been reported. Again, there are no estimates of damage potential here. Full rates of fungicides are recommended for control in susceptible varieties. The 2014 PNW Plant Disease Management Handbook lists the following fungicides for control (this list may not be inclusive of all effective fungicides): Headline (6-9 fl oz/A), Stratego (7 fl oz/A), Vertisan (14-24 fl oz/A), Priaxor Xemium (4-8 fl oz / A). 

To view the full alert, and to download any attached files, please go

Thank you for your interest,

The Treasure Valley and Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Free Rangeland Monitoring Workshop June 17th

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The workshop is free and lunch is sponsored by the Idaho Rangeland Commission.
Please indicate your intention to attend by calling 208-756-2815 ext 284 by June 13th

Friday, May 30, 2014

Strip Rust Confirmed in Hazelton

Stripe rust is confirmed in Hazleton, ID, on the soft white winter wheat variety Brundage. So far only in one field, but we will keep monitoring the development. Winter wheat in Jerome area was boot to flowering, but no stripe rust was seen on WB528 and SY Ovation. Root disease (possibly Rhizoctonia) and maybe nematode pressure caused stunting, root damage, yellowing of plants in fields where cereal crops were planted three years in a row.

Beef Quality Recertification Opportunity June 24th

On Tuesday June 24th, as part of the Idaho Cattle Association Mid-year Convention, there will be a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) recertification workshop.  The topics will include:

  1. Implants and Growth Promotants
  2. Beef quality Assurance Workshop
  3. Meat Carving Demonstration
  4. Test for Recertification 
The program will be June 24th at the Hotel on the Falls in Idaho Falls.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Informational Meetings for Food Processing Coop June 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Food Processing Co-op Update Meetings
Round Valley, Salmon River Area, and Lost River Valley
More info on Feasibility Study, Steering Committee, Membership discussions
Jobs, Future, and Hope!!
Monday, June 2nd 6:00 PM at Salmon Innovation Center
Tuesday, June 3rd 6:00 PM at Challis Community Event Center
Wednesday, June 4th 6:00 PM at Mackay City Hall
Jeri D’Orazio & Christopher James
Shiloh Warm Springs Ranch and Garden Creek Farms
Joe Heaps, JT Heaps, Mark Lupher, Jon Sheppard

Custer Economic Development Association

Parma Fruit Day September 5th

The University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Station will hold its 2014 Fruit Day on September 5th.  Please click on the image or HERE to see the entire program.