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Large Yellow Underwing: A Cutworm Pest in Idaho > HTML
Noctua pronuba (pronounced knock-TOO-ah pro-NEW-bah) is an accidentally introduced cutworm known as the large or greater yellow underwing for its distinctively colored adult moth stage. Learn . . . . . more details
 

Wheat Characteristics under Varied Irrigation and Nitrogen > HTML
Determining optimum water and nitrogen requirements is critical to improve the yield and quality of wheat grown in arid and semiarid regions of the western United States. Because wheat is an important . . . . . more details
 

Homeowner Guide to Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs > HTML
Pill bugs and sow bugs are multilegged insects attracted to moist places. They are relatively harmless though can be nuisances if they accidently wander into your house. Stay ahead of any infiltration . . . . . more details
 

Tips for Entrepreneurs: Limited Liability Company (LLC) > PDF
Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this 3-page fact sheet provides information on how to form a limited liability company (LLC) in Idaho. Learn about federal registration requirements, the con . . . . . more details
 

Pink Root Disease of Onion — Biology and Control > HTML
Pink root is one of the most significant diseases of onion in the Treasure Valley of Idaho and Oregon. Nearly one-quarter of susceptible onion losses are due to it. Learn what the symptoms are, what c . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: Episode 1, Why Trade and What to Trade? > Video
In this episode, we answer two fundamental but very important questions in international trade: why do countries want to trade with each other and how do countries decide what to produce? To explore t . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: Episode 2, World Supply and Demand > Video
In Episode 1, our friend Joe Vandal exports potato chips to Mars and imports memory chips from Mars. What happens if you own a small farm like Roger and produce potato chips for the domestic market? D . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: Episode 3, What is a Trade Deficit? > Video
In this video, we look at an accounting issue: “What is the balance of payments among countries?” We often hear the term “trade deficit” in the news. But what exactly is a trade deficit? Is a trade de . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: Episode 4, Winners and Losers of Trade > Video
This is the last video in the series on “Understanding International Trade: The Basic Ideas.” If you recall in Episode 1, we showed that countries benefit from free trade. So, if trade is good, why ar . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: The Basic Ideas > Video
Welcome to the video series, Understanding International Trade: The Basic Ideas. This video provides a brief overview and introduction to the video series. International trade affects both consumers a . . . . . more details
 

Russian Olive Trees: Control and Management in the Pacific Northwest > HTML
Russian olive trees are fast-growing plants that since the 1950s have become invasive throughout many areas of the Inland Pacific Northwest, particularly in riparian ecosystems. They form impenetrable . . . . . more details
 

Tips for Entrepreneurs: Idaho Regulations for Selling Cottage Foods > PDF
Part of the Tips for Entrepreneurs series, this 2-page fact sheet provides information about establishing a business in cottage foods (edible products made in a person’s home or other location that ar . . . . . more details
 

Pigweeds: Current and Emerging Weed Threats in the Pacific Northwest > HTML
Pigweed is an invasive plant pest usually found in disturbed areas, like farmland and along roadsides and fencelines. Because their aggressiveness can reduce crop yields, this PNW discusses how to pre . . . . . more details
 

Quick Facts — Idaho Sugar Beets > HTML
This compact fact sheet summarizes recommendations for growing sugar beets in Idaho, with pointers or information on soil sampling/testing, fertilization, irrigation, tillage, cropping history, and pe . . . . . more details
 

Master Water Stewards Intro and Welcome Video > Video
This short video welcomes and introduces participants to the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards online version of the classroom portion of the certification workshop. Author, producer: Jim Ekins< . . . . . more details
 

Master Water Stewards Module 1: Introduction to IDAH2O Master Water Stewards > Video
The first of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program covers an introduction to the program, the broader meaning of comm . . . . . more details
 

Master Water Stewards Module 2: Key Water-Quality Concepts in Idaho > Video
The second of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program presents a broad, “30,000-foot” view of the key concepts related . . . . . more details
 

Master Water Stewards Module 3: Getting Started as an IDAH2O Master Water Steward > Video
The third of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen- science water-quality monitoring program focuses on specific things any steward needs to know and do befor . . . . . more details
 

Master Water Stewards Module 4: Stream Habitat Assessments > Video
The fourth of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program focuses on habitat assessment, which is conducted only once a yea . . . . . more details
 

Master Water Stewards Module 5: Physical and Chemical Stream Assessments > Video
The fifth of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen- science water-quality monitoring program includes the Physical Assessment: observations of a stream’s phys . . . . . more details
 

Master Water Stewards Module 6: Stream Biology > Video
In the sixth of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program, you’ll complete a Stream Biological Assessment. Stream habitat . . . . . more details
 

Master Water Stewards Module 7: Standing-Water Assessments, Aquatic Invasive Species > Video
The seventh of seven educational learning modules for the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen-science water-quality monitoring program discusses aquatic invasive species, like non-native algae, molds . . . . . more details
 

Building Healthy Eating Habits through Taste Testing in Early Childcare Centers > HTML
Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy practice is difficult, but not impossible. Mostly it’s a matter of introducing these nutritious foods in fun and educational ways. This p . . . . . more details
 

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago major L.) > HTML
Broadleaf plaintain is a hardy perennial weed that thrives in lawns, fields, and roadsides and in other areas prone to trampling. Along with a profile description, this Idaho Green Thumb How-To’s publ . . . . . more details
 

Planning Water Access for Small-Acreage Irrigators > HTML
Small acreage landscapes pose unique water-access problems, particularly when they are subdivisions of a larger-acreage property. Improve your navigation of these challenges by learning the basics abo . . . . . more details
 

Training Young Shade Trees > HTML
Learn how to nurture the development of a healthy tree structure in young shade trees in this Idaho Green Thumb How-to on pruning. After a brief overview, an Extension specialist discusses the necessa . . . . . more details
 

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Magic Valley Economy, 2018 > HTML
Agriculture in the Magic Valley has grown from family farmsteads into a giant agribusiness industry, providing jobs for the valley’s residents and food for national and international markets. In 2018, . . . . . more details
 

Estimating Long-Term Idaho Hay Prices Using Multiple Data Sources > HTML
The dairy industry can substantially affect markets for other agricultural commodities, particularly those like alfalfa hay, which is used in dairy feed. In other words, hay and milk prices move toget . . . . . more details
 

Bed Bugs in the Classroom > HTML
What do you do if you find a bed bug in school? This fact sheet for educators and families covers prevention, identification and best practices for treating an infestation. Authors: Dawn H. . . . . . more details
 

Integrated Pest Management for Bed Bugs in Schools > HTML
While schools are generally inhospitable to bed bugs, it's not uncommon to encounter bed bugs in school settings. Bed bugs sometimes stow away on articles being returned to school or drop off a person . . . . . more details
 

Sweet Cherry Rootstocks for the Pacific Northwest > HTML
Cherry growers have many options when it comes to choosing rootstocks. The combination of new dwarfing rootstocks with high-density training systems leads to earlier production. But growers need to co . . . . . more details
 

University of Idaho Extension

 

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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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