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Recent Publications & Resources

Russian Thistle: Management in a Wheat-Fallow Crop Rotation > PDF
Russian thistle is the most economically important summer-annual broadleaf weed found in the low-precipitation zone of the inland Pacific Northwest. This weed causes serious management problems in whe . . . . . more details

Storage Management of Mountain Gem Russet Potatoes > PDF
Mountain Gem Russet is a dual-purpose potato variety with oblong-long, medium-russeted tubers that are suitable for both fresh market and processing. This publication details a study that was conducte . . . . . 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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Evaluating Adaptability of Alternative Crops in Eastern Idaho > PDF
Cropping systems in Eastern Idaho mainly include cereal, potato, sugar beet, and forage. In order to improve soil health and decrease pest pressure, growers have tried to integrate alternative crops i . . . . . more details

Sustainable Small Acreage Farming in Idaho: Finding and Evaluating Land > PDF
Small acreage farming allows people to produce their own food and to develop various farm-based business enterprises. Establishing a small farm requires time and attention to many details. Evaluating . . . . . more details

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

2019 Pacific Northwest Insect Management Handbook
A comprehensive guide to insect management in commercial crops and environments and in home landscapes and gardens in the Pacific Northwest. Covers pesticide safety and toxicity, protecting . . . . . more details
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2019 Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook
A comprehensive guide to plant disease management in the Pacific Northwest. Includes materials and tactics suitable for organic production and homeowner use as well as for commercial produc . . . . . more details
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2019 Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook
A comprehensive guide to weed management in the Pacific Northwest. Covers biological weed control agents, pesticide safety and disposal, agrichemicals and their properties, and control of p . . . . . more details
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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

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