Visit UI

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

Student Life

Fill your college experience with memories and connections that will define you as an individual and empower you for a lifetime. Explore

Parent Newsletter

Keep up on campus events and information involving your Vandal student. Sign Up

UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Join Today

University of Idaho Extension

 

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

Google Maps

Barbara Petty

Email: extdir@uidaho.edu


Publications & Resources


3IDAH2O Master Water Stewards Handbook > PDF
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 provides s . . . . . more details
 

4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Boiling Water Canning Project Manual > PDF
For ages 8-18, 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 jams and . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Drying Project Manual > PDF
For ages 8-18, 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 engage you . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Freezing Project Manual > PDF
For ages 8-18, 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 convenien . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Pressure Canning Project Manual > PDF
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 prepared . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


4-H Poultry Showmanship Questions > PDF
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 followe . . . . . more details
 

An Industry Amidst Conflict and Change: Practices and Perceptions of Idaho's Bluegrass Seed Producers > PDF
Reports the findings of a survey of northern Idaho bluegrass farmers about their willingness and ability to adopt potential nonthermal production technologies. Also reports on the social and economic . . . . . more details
 

Anaerobic Digestion Basics > PDF
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 pathoge . . . . . more details
 

Aquatic Vegetation Management and Control > PDF
Provides information on how to control algae and vascular plant weeds in recreational waters, drinking water reservoirs, agricultural reservoirs and water distribution channels, ornamental ponds, coas . . . . . more details
 

Basic Forest Inventory Techniques for Family Forest Owners > PDF
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 wil . . . . . more details
 

Biofilters in Animal Agriculture > PDF
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 affe . . . . . more details
 

Business Management Guide for Grazers > PDF
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 inf . . . . . more details
 

Buying Locally Raised Meat for Custom Processing > PDF
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 works . . . . . more details
 

Center Pivot Irrigation for Corn: Water Management and System Design Considerations in Southern Idaho > PDF
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 three . . . . . more details
 

Commercial Red Raspberry Production > PDF
A comprehensive guide to commercial red raspberry production in the Pacific Northwest. Includes chapters on cultivar selection, plantation establishment, plantation maintenance, plant nutrition manage . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Idaho: Seasonal Eating Week by Week > PDF
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 offer . . . . . more details
 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Idaho: Seasonal Eating Week by Week > PDF
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 offer . . . . . more details
 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Idaho: Seasonal Eating Week by Week > PDF
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 offer . . . . . more details
 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A Marketing Strategy for Small Acreage Producers in Idaho > PDF
For some small-acreage producers, a CSA program is a valuable marketing strategy that contributes to whole farm sustainability. This 7-page publication helps growers think through whether CSA is right . . . . . more details
 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A Marketing Strategy for Small Acreage Producers in Idaho > PDF
For some small-acreage producers, a CSA program is a valuable marketing strategy that contributes to whole farm sustainability. This 7-page publication helps growers think through whether CSA is right . . . . . more details
 

Contribution of Agribusiness to Idaho's Economy, 2010 > PDF
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 sa . . . . . more details
 

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Idaho Economy, 2011 > PDF
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 i . . . . . more details
 

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Idaho Economy, 2013 > PDF
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 tha . . . . . more details
 

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Magic Valley Economy, 2010 > PDF
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 regional p . . . . . more details
 

Contribution of the Potato Industry to Idaho's Economy > PDF
Idaho's Potato Industry, from seed potatoes to French fries, directly and indirectly provided 39,500 jobs in 2002, nearly one in 20 in the state. This 8-page publication provides details. Authors: Gar . . . . . more details
 

Costs and Benefits of Applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) > PDF
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 fo . . . . . more details
 

Costs of Owning and Operating Farm Machinery in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Detailed tables present the ownership and operating costs associated with specific pieces of farm equipment used to produce crops in the Pacific Northwest. 106 pp. Author: Kathleen Painter . . . . . more details
 
View website >

Country of Origin Labeling and Livestock Producers > PDF
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 origin . . . . . more details
 

Country of Origin Labeling and Livestock Producers > PDF
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 origin . . . . . more details
 

Creating Farmer Networks: A Toolkit for Promoting Vibrant Farm Communities > PDF
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 into . . . . . more details
 

Creating Farmer Networks: A Toolkit for Promoting Vibrant Farm Communities > PDF
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 into . . . . . more details
 

Custom Rates for Idaho Agricultural Operations: 2013-2014 > PDF
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 adju . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


Data definitions table, A quick reference for communities & counties > PDF
Designed for novices, this free 10-page companion to CIS 1145 Reliable Data Tools for Idaho Counties and Towns clarifies terms often used by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal and state . . . . . more details
 

Data definitions table, A quick reference for communities & counties. > PDF
Designed for novices, this free 10-page companion to CIS 1145 Reliable Data Tools for Idaho Counties and Towns clarifies terms often used by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal and state . . . . . more details
 

Data definitions table, A quick reference for communities & counties. > PDF
Designed for novices, this free 10-page companion to CIS 1145 Reliable Data Tools for Idaho Counties and Towns clarifies terms often used by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal and state . . . . . more details
 

Design and Construction of Earthen Embankments for Animal Liquid-Waste Containment > PDF
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 la . . . . . more details
 

Design and Construction of Earthen Embankments for Animal Liquid-Waste Containment > PDF
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 la . . . . . more details
 

Diplodia Tip Blight on Ponderosa Pine
Diplodia tip blight kills pine shoots from the tips in and can cause serious damage. This publication covers identification, damage, and control methods. Information applies to landscape trees, forest . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


Economic and Environmental Impact of Nematode Research and Extension Program on the Idaho Agricultural Industry > PDF
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, variou . . . . . more details
 

Economic Causes of Nonpoint Pollution in the Boise River > PDF
Non-point pollution creates a perplexing problem since it is difficult to relate it to specific causes. Exactly who is responsible for non-point pollution and to what degree are largely unanswered que . . . . . more details
 

Economic Causes of Nonpoint Pollution in the Boise River > PDF
Non-point pollution creates a perplexing problem since it is difficult to relate it to specific causes. Exactly who is responsible for non-point pollution and to what degree are largely unanswered que . . . . . more details
 

Economic Contribution of Idaho Agribusiness > PDF
Idaho agribusiness, including multiplier effects, generated $27.8 billion in sales, 128,200 Idaho jobs, and $10.3 billion in value added in 2014. This publication details the gross and base contributi . . . . . more details
 

Economic Development Challenges for Small Towns in Idaho's Butte, Custer, and Lemhi Counties > PDF
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 National . . . . . more details
 

Economic Development Challenges for Small Towns in Idaho's Butte, Custer, and Lemhi Counties > PDF
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 National . . . . . more details
 

Economic Development Challenges for Small Towns in Idaho's Butte, Custer, and Lemhi Counties > PDF
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 National . . . . . more details
 

Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Valley County > PDF
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 of . . . . . more details
 

Economic Importance of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation: An Analysis of Idaho Counties > PDF
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 of . . . . . more details
 

Enhancing Reforestation Success in the Inland Northwest > PDF
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 for . . . . . more details
 

Erosion Control Progress in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Estimating Water Requirements of Hard Red Spring Wheat for Final Irrigations > PDF
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. 8 pp. Authors: Roger Ashley, Larry . . . . . more details
 

Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination > PDF
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 need . . . . . more details
 

Farm Safety Series (English) > PDF
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 mak . . . . . more details
 

Farm Safety Series (Spanish) > PDF
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 mak . . . . . más detalles
 

Farm-direct Marketing: An Overview and Introduction > PDF
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, w . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: An Overview and Introduction > PDF
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, w . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Costs and Enterprise Selection > PDF
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. 6 pages. Author: Larry Lev . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Costs and Enterprise Selection > PDF
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. 6 pages. Author: Larry Lev . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Financial Management > PDF
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 su . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Financial Management > PDF
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 su . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Food Safety and Product Quality > PDF
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, and storage, chilling a . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Food Safety and Product Quality > PDF
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, and storage, chilling a . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Legal Guide to Farm-direct Marketing > PDF
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 limited . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Legal Guide to Farm-direct Marketing > PDF
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 limited . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Location and Facilities for On-farm Sales > PDF
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 or . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Location and Facilities for On-farm Sales > PDF
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 or . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Merchandising and Pricing Strategies > PDF
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 prom . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Merchandising and Pricing Strategies > PDF
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 prom . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Personnel Management > PDF
This revision includes information on complying with labor laws, ways to find good employees, employee orientation and training, employee policies, and employee management. 8 pages. Author: Christy An . . . . . more details
 

Farm-direct Marketing: Personnel Management > PDF
This revision includes information on complying with labor laws, ways to find good employees, employee orientation and training, employee policies, and employee management. 8 pages. Author: Christy An . . . . . more details
 

Field Guide to the Willows of East-Central Idaho > PDF
Willow identification is difficult for land managers and professional botanists alike because existing floras emphasize short-lived flower and fruit characteristics not present during much of the fiel . . . . . more details
 

Forest Water Quality
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 . . . . . more details
 

Forest Water Quality
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 . . . . . more details
 

Genetic Improvement of Private Woodland Ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Introduces woodland owners and managers to basic concepts and general practices of genetic improvement. Describes "plus tree selection" to encourage or limit reproduction to trees with desirable trait . . . . . more details
 

Gold Standard of Customer Relations
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 service . . . . . more details
 
View website >

Gold Standard of Customer Relations
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 service . . . . . more details
 
View website >

Grass Seeding Forest Roads, Skid Trails, and Landings in the Inland Northwest > PDF
Sediments are one of the main nonpoint sources of pollution for lakes, rivers, and streams in the Inland Northwest. This 8-page publication (including cover) shares strategies for protecting waters by . . . . . more details
 

Grass Seeding Forest Roads, Skid Trails, and Landings in the Inland Northwest > PDF
Sediments are one of the main nonpoint sources of pollution for lakes, rivers, and streams in the Inland Northwest. This 8-page publication (including cover) shares strategies for protecting waters by . . . . . more details
 

Groundwater and Wellhead Protection in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Growing Apples for Local Markets in Cold Climates > PDF
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 groundcover m . . . . . more details
 

Growing Blueberries in the Inland Northwest & Intermountain West > PDF
Highbush and lowbush blueberries are native to North America and can be harvested 2 to 3 years after planting. This publication covers selecting a growing site, recommended cultivars, preparing the si . . . . . more details
 

Growing Mushrooms Commercially-Risks and Opportunities > PDF
This publication is a general overview for those who are interested in commercial mushroom production, especially for specialty varieties. Information covered includes production facilities, managemen . . . . . more details
 

Growing Raspberries and Blackberries in the Inland Northwest & Intermountain West > PDF
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 selecting . . . . . more details
 

Growing Saskatoons in the Inland Northwest and Intermountain West > PDF
Basic information on growing this native American fruit, also known as "serviceberry" and "juneberry." Saskatoons are grown commercially in Canada. Includes recommended cultivars and information on fe . . . . . more details
 

Growing Strawberries in the Inland Northwest & Intermountain West > PDF
This publication covers selecting a growing site, recommended cultivars, preparing the site, planting, training, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, winter protection, pest and disease control, h . . . . . more details
 

Growing Wasabi in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Describes wasabi cultivar selection, propagation methods, growing environments, irrigation and fertilizer needs, planting requirements, weed control, harvest considerations, storage, and insect and di . . . . . more details
 

Growing Western Huckleberries > PDF
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 selection, st . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


History of the College of Agriculture at the University of Idaho > PDF
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 alu . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides > PDF
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 p . . . . . more details
 

Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide: Using BMPs to Protect Water Quality > PDF
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 ecolo . . . . . more details
 

Idaho's Forest Products Industry: Current Conditions and Forecast 2010 > PDF
A new report from the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources will benefit anyone with an interest in the Idaho forest products industry. The report examines the Idaho forest products indus . . . . . more details
 

Idaho's Nitrate Areas of Concern > PDF
Idaho's major agencies that deal with water have identified 25 geographic areas within the state that have elevated concentrations of nitrates in aquifers (groundwater). This publication offers an ove . . . . . more details
 

Iron in Drinking Water > PDF
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 options . . . . . more details
 

Irrigation Management in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Irrigation Scheduling Using Water-Use Tables > PDF
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 proper . . . . . more details
 

Irrigation Systems for Idaho Agriculture > PDF
Discusses and compares agricultural irrigation systems: surface systems, sprinkler systems, and micro-irrigation and drip irrigation systems. 8 pp. Author: Howard Neibling . . . . . more details
 

Irrigation Uniformity > PDF
Irrigation uniformity, or how evenly an irrigation system distributes water over a field, can have major effects on yield, quality, and gross receipts. This publication describes how to manage differe . . . . . more details
 

Judging Beef Cattle and Oral Reasons 101 > PDF
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 under . . . . . more details
 

Judging Meat Goats and Oral Reasons 101 > PDF
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 unde . . . . . more details
 

Judging Sheep and Oral Reasons 101 > PDF
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 under . . . . . more details
 

Judging Swine and Oral Reasons 101 > PDF
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 under . . . . . more details
 

Land Survey and Mapping > PDF
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 rectangular . . . . . more details
 

Logging Selectively
A practical field guide to partial timber harvesting in forests of the Inland Northwest and the northern Rocky Mountains. Author: Chris Schnepf . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


Logic Model for Program Planning and Evaluation > PDF
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. 5 pp. . . . . . more details
 

Management Planning for the Family Forest Owner > PDF
Leads you through the steps of preparing a useful management plan for your forest property. Includes numerous sources of further information. 4 pp. Authors: Randy Brooks and Ron Mahoney . . . . . more details
 

Managing Irrigation Water Quality for Crop Production in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
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, interpretation . . . . . more details
 

Managing Organic Debris for Forest Health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs > PDF
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: Chris . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


Managing Woodland Roads
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, wet-weather . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


Marketing Alternatives for Specialty Produce > PDF
Describes marketing and farm business management for Pacific Northwest vegetable and fruit growers as well as a snapshot of practices used in specialty agriculture. 36 pp. Authors: Larry Burt, Curt Mo . . . . . more details
 

Methods for Conducting an Educational Needs Assessment: Guidelines for Cooperative Extension System Professionals > PDF
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 (w . . . . . more details
 

Nitrate and Groundwater > PDF
The Quality Water for Idaho series discusses ways farmers and homeowners can ensure the present and future safety of ground and surface waters in Idaho. Authors: Robert L. Mahler, B.A. Lolley, Karen A . . . . . more details
 

Nothing But Herbs
Barbara Arnold, owner of Nothing but Herbs, a 4 1/2-acre farm in the Idaho Panhandle, shares her expertise on growing and marketing more than 230 varieties of herbs. She discusses the opportunities an . . . . . more details
 
Order now >


Nutrient and Pesticide Management in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Outdoor Recreation Demand and Expenditures: Lower Snake River Reservoirs > PDF
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 fo . . . . . more details
 

Outdoor Recreation Demand and Expenditures: Lower Snake River Reservoirs > PDF
This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on recreationists at the Lower Snake River reservoirs for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for outdoor recreation trips . . . . . more details
 

Outdoor Recreation Use And Value: Snake River Basin of Central Idaho > PDF
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 recreation . . . . . more details
 

Outdoor Recreation Use And Value: Snake River Basin of Central Idaho > PDF
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 recreation . . . . . more details
 

Overwintered Honey Bee Nucleus Colonies: Big Solutions in Small Packages > PDF
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 resolution . . . . . more details
 

Pasture Principles for Smaller Acreages > PDF
Addresses the most common concerns of Idahoans interested in improving their pasture conditions. Topics covered include stand improvement, pasture soils, weed management, and grazing systems. 13 pp. A . . . . . more details
 

Pesticides in Idaho Groundwater: Monitoring, Protection, and Prevention > PDF
Covers Idaho State Department of Agriculture programs for monitoring groundwater and acting on pesticide detections, provides data on the extent of groundwater contamination in Idaho, and gives ways t . . . . . more details
 

Photo Monitoring for Ranchers Field Guide > PDF
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. Authors: Aman . . . . . more details
 

Photo Monitoring for Ranchers Technical Guide > PDF
Get started with photo monitoring of rangelands with this 8-step guide covering equipment, photo timing, site selection and identification, photography and photo boards, field notes, and photo storage . . . . . more details
 

Potato Irrigation Management > PDF
Efficient irrigation management can increase marketable yield while reducing production costs by conserving water, energy, and nitrogen fertilizer and while reducing potential groundwater contaminatio . . . . . more details
 

Premiums and Discounts for Market Beef Cows and Bulls Sold at Auction > PDF
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 consi . . . . . more details
 

Procedures for Planting Dryland Grasses for Small Acreage Landowners in Southeastern Idaho > PDF
Current and future small-acreage owners in southeastern Idaho can use this 9-page publication to help establish and maintain small acreage pastures with reduced irrigation water. With properly establi . . . . . more details
 

Property Rights: A Primer > PDF
A compilation of discussions by eight experts in the field of property rights, including historical and philosophical perspectives and chapters on the economics of property rights, on common property . . . . . more details
 

Property Rights: A Primer > PDF
A compilation of discussions by eight experts in the field of property rights, including historical and philosophical perspectives and chapters on the economics of property rights, on common property . . . . . more details
 

Pruning Western White Pine: A Vital Tool for Species Restoration > PDF
Pruning young white pine can increase survival of individual trees exposed to white pine blister rust and help restore the species in Inland Northwest forests. Learn when and how to prune and the silv . . . . . more details
 

Public Attitudes about Water Quality in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Public Attitudes and Perceptions of Air Quality and Bluegrass Seed Residue Burning in Northern Idaho > PDF
Reports the findings of a survey assessing the perceptions of the general public regarding overall air quality in the region, possible trade-offs to bluegrass field burning, and the policies that impa . . . . . more details
 

Reducing Fire Risk on Your Property > PDF
The degree of wildfire risk depends on both the probability of an ignition and the potential for damage or harm (such as loss of trees, homes, or even lives). Recognizing that you may have a high wild . . . . . more details
 

Shrub-Steppe Vegetation of the East Fork and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Drainages
Authors describe nineteen shrub-steppe communities in the Middle Fork and East Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho. Blue bunch wheatgrass and Idaho fester occur as dominants or major subdominants througho . . . . . more details
 

Soil Fertility in Organic Systems: A Guide for Gardeners and Small Acreage Farmers > PDF
This publication discusses the many types of fertilizers and soil amendments available for organic plant production. Fertilizer formulations, nutrient availability, and application practices for commo . . . . . more details
 

Spatial Variability Considerations in Interpreting Soil Moisture Measurements for Irrigation > PDF
Detailed examination of the effects varying soil types have on irrigation practices and how to determine the appropriate volume of irrigation for those soil types. 14 pp. Authors: Bradley A. King and . . . . . more details
 

Speak up with Confidence: Nine Tips on Presenting > PDF
Youth and adults who learn to effectively speak in public gain an important leadership tool. This publication includes nine tip sheets (single page front and back) on nine topics ranging from parts of . . . . . more details
 

Special Forest Products > PDF
This publication covers the sale of nontimber forest commodities. These include edible wild mushrooms, fresh floral greens, dried flowers, wild berries, seeds, roots, bark, and other plant parts. Info . . . . . more details
 

Specialty Farming in Idaho-Selecting a Site > PDF
This publication was written to help prospective entrepreneurs select the best possible sites for their specialty farms. It includes information on deciding on a product, available resources, local cl . . . . . more details
 

Specialty Flowers-Dry Flower Production
This publication introduces potential growers to the enterprise of producing and marketing specialty flowers. Information includes potential markets, budgeting, labor, management and production, and m . . . . . more details
 
View website >

Specialty Potato Production and Marketing in Southern Idaho > PDF
U.S. customers increasingly are willing to pay higher prices for quality specialty potatoes that come in a variety of colors and sizes. This CIS reports growing data for eight specialty cultivars--Car . . . . . more details
 

Sport-Fishing Use and Value: Lower Snake River Reservoirs > PDF
This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on anglers fishing at the Lower Snake River reservoirs for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for recreational fishing tri . . . . . more details
 

Sport-Fishing Use and Value: Lower Snake River Reservoirs > PDF
This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on anglers fishing at the Lower Snake River reservoirs for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for recreational fishing tri . . . . . more details
 

Sport-Fishing Use and Value: Snake River Above Lewiston, Idaho > PDF
This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on sport fishers on the Snake River above Lewiston, Idaho, for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for fishing trips and th . . . . . more details
 

Sport-Fishing Use and Value: Snake River Above Lewiston, Idaho > PDF
This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on sport fishers on the Snake River above Lewiston, Idaho, for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for fishing trips and th . . . . . more details
 

Sport-Fishing Use And Value: Snake River Basin of Central Idaho > PDF
This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on sport fishers in the Snake River basin of central Idaho for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for fishing trips and th . . . . . more details
 

Sport-Fishing Use And Value: Snake River Basin of Central Idaho > PDF
This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on sport fishers in the Snake River basin of central Idaho for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for fishing trips and th . . . . . more details
 

Strawberry Production: Overview > PDF
Strawberries are adapted to many growing regions in Idaho but are a labor-intensive, long-term commitment. This publication provides an overview of the factors involved in growing strawberries includi . . . . . more details
 

Sugarbeet Irrigation Management Using Watermark Moisture Sensors > PDF
Explains how to install soil moisture sensors and use them to schedule irrigations more efficiently. Growers who have used them have reduced water use and sometimes improved yields. Color photos. 8 pp . . . . . more details
 

The Dollar Game: Play scenarios to grow a local economy > PDF
A rapid succession of interactive scenarios demonstrate how a local economy creates wealth.
Players will:
  • Gain economic insights that are very difficult to replicate in a tradit . . . . . more details
     

The PNW 4-H Horse Contest Guide > PDF
The definitive compilation of rules for 4-H horse contests in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, including General Rules, Clothing and Equipment, Contest Guidelines, Performance Guidelines, Driving, Groun . . . . . more details
 

Thinning-An Important Timber Management Tool > PDF
Explains how seedlings grow into mature trees and how stands of trees develop. Describes basic tree growth and growth processes (photosynthesis, respiration, and translocation-assimilation). Discusses . . . . . more details
 

Tools for Facilitating Change in Rural Communities > PDF
This publication focuses on the tools used in the Idaho Horizons program to facilitate the reduction of poverty in small, rural communities. Local civic and government leaders seeking to implement the . . . . . more details
 

Tree Growth, Forest Management, and Their Implications for Wood Quality > PDF
For foresters and wood products manufacturers, the publication provides basic information on tree growth, characteristics that define wood quality, and implications of common silvicutlrural activities . . . . . more details
 

Trees Against the Wind > PDF
Learn how to plan, establish, and care for windbreaks, shelterbelts, and living snow fences. Includes sections on windbreak design, planting for wildlife, windbreak species characteristics, and much m . . . . . more details
 

Uncovering Hidden Linkages in Idaho's 2006 Teton Regional Economy > PDF
The beauty of Idaho's Teton region (Fremont, Madison, and Teton counties) helped attract a recent tourism boom and increased migration by retirees. However, these mask the real economic drivers of the . . . . . more details
 

Understanding Budgets and the Budgeting Process > PDF
The four type of budgets most commonly used by agricultural producers are whole farm, partial, cash flow, and enterprise. This publication discusses the various aspects of an enterprise budget includi . . . . . more details
 

Understanding Budgets and the Budgeting Process > PDF
The four type of budgets most commonly used by agricultural producers are whole farm, partial, cash flow, and enterprise. This publication discusses the various aspects of an enterprise budget includi . . . . . more details
 

Water Testing > PDF
The Quality Water for Idaho series discusses ways farmers and homeowners can ensure the present and future safety of ground and surface waters in Idaho. Authors: Ernestine Porter and Robert L. Mahler . . . . . more details
 

Working with Juvenile Offenders through Extension > PDF
Written for youth development professionals, this publication covers the essentials of working with teen juvenile offenders, including understanding their characteristics, making contacts with organiz . . . . . more details
 

Working with Juvenile Offenders through Extension > PDF
Written for youth development professionals, this publication covers the essentials of working with teen juvenile offenders, including understanding their characteristics, making contacts with organiz . . . . . more details
 


Resources


University of Idaho Extension

 

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

Google Maps

Barbara Petty

Email: extdir@uidaho.edu