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Recent Publications & Resources

Understanding Factors Controlling Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications > PDF
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 amm . . . . . more details

Best Management Practices for Minimizing Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications in Idaho Crops > PDF
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 ca . . . . . more details

Designing an Edible Landscape in Idaho > PDF
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. However, w . . . . . more details
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Manage Wildlife Conflicts in Your Home and Garden > PDF
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 activ . . . . . more details

Biosolids in Dryland Cropping Systems > PDF
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 eff . . . . . more details

Camelina Nutrient Management Guide for the Pacific Northwest > PDF
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, potassium, . . . . . more details

Economic Contribution of Idaho Agribusiness > PDF
The agribusiness sector accounts for a greater share of the state economy in Idaho than in all of its neighboring states and the United States as a whole. This publication details the economic contrib . . . . . more details
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The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2018 > PDF
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 Econ . . . . . more details

2018 Small Grains Report: Southcentral and Southeast Idaho Cereals Research and Extension Program > PDF
Summary of UI research done during the 2018 growing season on wheat and barley varieties in numerous locations in southcentral Idaho and southeast Idaho. Includes planting rates and sources for releas . . . . . more details

Idaho Master Gardener Program Handbook, 18th Edition
Gardeners throughout Idaho use this basic gardening handbook as their text in the increasingly popular Master Gardener classes. The 25 how-to chapters cover everything from soil fertility to insect ma . . . . . more details
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Idaho Pesticide Applicator Training Manual
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 stewardshi . . . . . more details
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Applying Adaptive Grazing Management > PDF
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. I . . . . . more details

BQA – Cattle Processing and Injection Site Management > PDF
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 to . . . . . more details

BQA – Components of Superior Cattle Handling Facilities > PDF
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. . . . . . more details

BQA – Feedstuff Guidelines > PDF
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. This . . . . . more details

BQA – Guidelines for Calving Management > PDF
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 helpf . . . . . more details

BQA – Guidelines for Culling Beef Animals > PDF
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 them . . . . . more details

BQA – Guidelines for Preconditioning and Weaning > PDF
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 them . . . . . more details

BQA – Proper Euthanasia for Cattle > PDF
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 w . . . . . more details

BQA – Record Keeping > PDF
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 pu . . . . . more details

Diversifying Dryland Direct Seed Systems, Steve and Nate Riggers (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series) > PDF
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, Kris . . . . . more details

Pacific Poison-oak and Western Poison-ivy: Identification and Management > PDF
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 dermatitis. . . . . . more details

Pregnancy Testing in Beef Cattle > PDF
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 addition . . . . . more details

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

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Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

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