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On-Farm Testing Publications & Resources

A Grower’s Guide to Successful On-Farm Research > HTML
Interested in identifying a new crop rotation or adopting a new irrigation method to improve your yield, but worried about the time and money wasted if it doesn’t work? Conduct your own on-farm experi . . . . . more details

Enhancing Crop Diversity: Steve and Becky Camp (Farmer to Farmer Case Study Series) > PDF
Steve and Becky Camp farm near LaCrosse, Washington, in an area receiving about 12-14 inches of annual precipitation. In this publication, the Camps discuss their strategy for diversifying and intensi . . . . . 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

Nitrogen Management in Field Crops with Reference Strips and Crop Sensors > HTML
Learn how crop sensors and reference strips work and how to use them to fine-tune nitrogen (N) fertilizer applications to cut costs and increase revenues and yields. The techniques can be used in pota . . . . . more details

Northern Idaho Alfalfa Variety Testing Report > PDF
Thirty-three varieties of alfalfa were field-tested in in U of I Extension variety trials conducted in northern Idaho during 2013–2016 crop seasons. The variety trials were located in cooperators’ fie . . . . . more details

Proper Sampling (Coring) of Hay Bales and Stacks > PDF
Bad nutrition diminishes any herd’s productivity. Forage sampling is thus a key strategy that helps livestock producers to maintain or optimize their operation’s output. This four-page bulletin shows . . . . . more details

Sampling the Moisture Content of Alfalfa in the Windrow: A New Tool Helps > PDF
Production of high-quality hay is vital for the dairy industry. Because forage moisture content determines its quality, producers need to know how to accurately measure the amount of water in alfalfa. . . . . . more details

Soil Testing to Guide Fertilizer Management > HTML
Regularly testing your soil will allow you to accurately spot problem areas and thus provide sustainable soil nutrient management. This updated version of a 1997 bulletin provides the basic informatio . . . . . more details

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

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875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



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