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Alternative Crops Publications & Resources

Adopting Quinoa in Southeastern Idaho > HTML
This is a comprehensive guide to what's known about growing quinoa in southeastern Idaho, including environmental requirements, seeding, fertility and water requirements, pest control, harvesting and . . . . . more details
 

American Chestnut > PDF
Whether you are planning one American chestnut in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities you should . . . . . 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
 

Black Cherry > PDF
Whether you are planning one black cherry tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities you should . . . . . more details
 

Black Walnut > PDF
Black Walnut is one of the most-highly prized North American hardwoods. A tasty nut crop and aesthetically pleasing characteristics make black walnut an attractive choice for Idaho landowners with the . . . . . more details
 

Carpathian Walnut > PDF
Carpathian Walnut is known for its outstanding nut qualities and fine wood and aesthetic characteristics. Whether you are planning one tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hund . . . . . more details
 

Evaluating Adaptability of Alternative Crops in Eastern Idaho > HTML
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
 

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
 

Hardwoods 101: Planning, Planting, and Maintenance > PDF
Whether you are planning one hardwood tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting, and maintenance activities that will bene . . . . . more details
 

Oaks > PDF
Excellent wood qualities, adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions, superb wildlife value, and vivid fall coloration all make Oaks an attractive selection for alternative tree crops for Idah . . . . . more details
 

Pacific Northwest Watermelon Production East of the Cascades > PDF
Here are steps to successful commercial watermelon production in the Columbia Basin and other warm-climate regions of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll learn best practices for cultivar selection, site pr . . . . . more details
 

Paulownia > PDF
Royal Paulownia has very special physical and cultural needs. But with the right site and cultural practices, paulownia could be a successful alternative tree crop for Idaho private landowners. Whethe . . . . . more details
 

Sugar Maple > PDF
Maple syrup and brilliant fall colors—that’s what sugar maples are best known for. With the right site choice and management, you too can grow sugar maples and reap the many benefits of this magnifice . . . . . more details
 

Uniform Plant Stand Is Key to Crop Yield and Quality > HTML
Because it affects all aspects of crop production, uniform stand establishment is vital for healthy crop production. Learn about the factors that enable growers to realize this important objective, in . . . . . 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