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Farm Structures and Machinery Publications & Resources

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
 

Beekeeping Equipment Expenses: Woodenware and Other Components > PDF
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. Langstrot . . . . . more details
 

Biofilters in Animal Agriculture > HTML
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
 

Costs of Owning and Operating Farm Machinery in the Pacific Northwest > HTML
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 . . . . . 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
 
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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
 

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
 

Honey Bee Colony Maintenance Expenses: Supplemental Feed, Requeening and Medication > PDF
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 (carbo . . . . . more details
 

Know the Demographic Trends: The Findings of a Three-Year Survey on Nitrogen Management and Precision Agriculture Adoption in Southern Idaho > HTML
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 dive . . . . . more details
 

Operational Equipment Expenses for a Commercial Beekeeping Operation in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
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, are . . . . . more details
 

Sensor Sprayers for Specialty Crop Production > PDF
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.
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The Care and Maintenance of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs > PDF
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; and . . . . . more details
 

University of Idaho Extension

 

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046

Email: calspubs@uidaho.edu

Location

Barbara Petty

Email: extdir@uidaho.edu