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Recent Publications & Resources

Pollinators in Canola in the Inland Pacific Northwest > PDF
Pollinators play an important role in crop productivity. Unfortunately, myriad pressures are causing their populations to decline steeply. While a single approach to solving the pollinator crisis is u . . . . . more details
 

The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2020 > HTML
This comprehensive yet concise annual report, often relied upon by state legislators, summarizes the financial condition of Idaho agriculture. The categories covered for 2020 include net farm income, . . . . . more details
 

Biodiesel in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
With world demand for green energy sources growing exponentially, alternative fuel is definitely a market worth knowing more about. Biodiesel, an alternative fuel produced from fats like vegetable oil . . . . . more details
 

Best Management Practices For Managing Herbicide Resistance > PDF
Herbicide resistance is a problem that has quickly spread throughout wheat-growing regions of the inland Pacific Northwest. This timely PNW publication offers best management practices (BMPs) for grow . . . . . more details
 

Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes > HTML
Any gardener gets discouraged when they see a dark, leathery patch develop on the bottom end of their vine-ripened tomatoes. The blemish indicates blossom-end rot, a calcium-deficiency disorder that o . . . . . more details
 

Estimating the Efficiency and Cost of an On-Farm Centrifuge Separator > HTML
Cows generate huge amounts of manure annually on Idaho farms, organic waste that demands effective management. Centrifuges offer a more efficient system, though many state producers rely on others, li . . . . . more details
 

Six Steps to Calibrate and Optimize Airblast Sprayers for Orchards and Vineyards > PDF
In six steps, learn how to calibrate, optimize, and verify coverage for an airblast sprayer to ensure that you are getting every drop to the crop. Authors: Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Lav R. Khot, . . . . . more details
 

Cultural Management of Clearwater Russet Potatoes > HTML
The Clearwater Russet is a russet-skinned potato variety developed by the Pacific Northwest Variety Development Program that was released in 2008. Its excellent processing quality helped to popularize . . . . . more details
 

2020 Southern Idaho Hard Spring Wheat Quick Facts > HTML
This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing hard spring wheat in southern Idaho, with pointers or information on growth and development, rotation and seeding, fertilization, irrigation . . . . . more details
 

2020 Southern Idaho Hard Winter Wheat Quick Facts > HTML
This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing hard winter wheat in southern Idaho, with pointers or information on growth and development, rotation and seeding, fertilization, irrigation . . . . . more details
 

2020 Southern Idaho Soft White Spring Wheat Quick Facts > HTML
This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing soft white spring wheat in southern Idaho, with pointers or information on growth and development, rotation and seeding, fertilization, irri . . . . . more details
 

2020 Southern Idaho Soft White Winter Wheat Quick Facts > HTML
This two-page fact sheet offers recommendations for growing soft white winter wheat in southern Idaho, with pointers or information on growth and development, rotation and seeding, fertilization, irri . . . . . more details
 

Expanding a Business—The Physical Site > PDF
Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this 2-page fact sheet provides information on what you need to do when expanding your business’ building or facilities: acquiring proper zoning and building . . . . . more details
 

Money Management for Business Owners > PDF
Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this 2-page fact sheet tells you how to manage your business’ finances, including setting a budget, tracking income/expenses, generating financial statements . . . . . more details
 

Presenting Online > HTML
Since webinars and other internet-based communication have become more of a standard, it’s become important to know how to present material online. From managing the visual elements, minding nonverbal . . . . . more details
 

Exploring Organic Grain and Forage Production as a Profitable Enterprise for Palouse Farmers > HTML
Demand for organic grain has outpaced actual US grain production in recent years. Yet little is known about organic grain production in the Palouse, likely because it comprises a small portion of tota . . . . . more details
 

No Such Thing as a "Murder Hornet:" Asian Giant Hornet, an Invasive Species to Monitor > HTML
In 2019, an Asian giant hornet was spotted in Washington State, as well as in British Columbia, Canada. The invasive insect’s siting, given its appetite for honeybees and its kill strategy (which incl . . . . . more details
 

Developing a Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program for a Food Manufacturing Facility > HTML
Regardless of its expense, food manufacturers should install a pathogen environmental program as part of their facility’s commitment to food safety. No one-size-fits-all regimen exists, however. This . . . . . more details
 

Ensuring Training Effectiveness—Evaluating Good Manufacturing Training > HTML
Food-manufacturing facilities spend a tremendous amount of time developing and delivering training. If employee competencies don’t improve, however, it’s important to know why. Learn the basics about . . . . . more details
 

Sanitizer Basics for the Food Industry > PDF
Cleaning and sanitation are critical to maintaining quality and safety in your food industry operation. This PNW helps food industry operations make cleaning and sanitizing programs part of their cult . . . . . more details
 

Pasture Principles for Smaller Acreages > HTML
Ranchettes and small farms are cropping up in rural landscapes across Idaho, spurring demand for information on pasture management. This updated publication addresses the most common concerns (scripti . . . . . more details
 

Potato Seed Certification and Selection in Idaho > HTML
The selection of high-quality seed potatoes is essential to produce a profitable commercial potato crop. This publication explains the steps you need to take do to get your seed potato certified, as w . . . . . more details
 

Vermicomposting at Home > HTML
Vermicomposting relies on worms to produce nutrient-dense vermicast from recycled organic food waste and other natural materials. The project takes up very little space, making it a convenient and eff . . . . . more details
 

Making Jerky at Home Safely > PDF
Jerky is a nutritious, nonperishable, and lightweight protein source, but making it requires a lot of care. If done incorrectly, you can poison yourself or others. This publication shows you how to ma . . . . . more details
 

Potential of Silicon Amendment for Improved Wheat Production > HTML
Balanced mineral nutrition is essential to grow wheat successfully. Silicon (which helps to form silicate minerals) is the second most plentiful element on Earth, but its effect on plant growth and de . . . . . more details
 

Different Treatment Options for Russian Olive > HTML
Russian olive is a thorny, small, and highly invasive tree that thrives in southern Idaho’s arid climate. The sometimes shrubby tree often crowds out native vegetation areas along the banks of waterco . . . . . more details
 

Pasture and Range Plants that Endanger Livestock in Southwestern Idaho > PDF
This publication is a basic guide to thirty-five common toxic plants found in southwestern Idaho pastures and rangelands. Concise plant descriptions, paired with stunning photography, will help you to . . . . . more details
 
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