Cereal School in Bonners Ferry features updates on herbicides, variety trials, and blackleg

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This year’s North Idaho Cereal School in Bonners Ferry, ID, features industry leaders and university researchers bringing you the latest information on weed and disease control, pest issues, and variety trial results on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 9am to 2pm at the Boundary County Extension Office,6447 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry, ID. The Idaho wheat and barley commissions sponsor eight “cereal school” workshops across the state and provide lunch for participants. Pesticide recertification credits will be available as well. There is no cost for this workshop, but you need to call our office at 208-267-3235 or email kpainter@uidaho.edu to register for the event. For more information, or to register via mail, you can download the brochure here.

 

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Save the Date: 2017 Variety Trials on June 22 Feature Results for Wheat, Barley, and Canola Test Plots


Please join us for the 2017 University of Idaho Variety Trials for Boundary County from 10am Р2pm on Thursday, June 22, at Houck Farms, 5285 Farm to Market Road, Bonners Ferry, ID. Variety trials feature dozens of the latest varieties of wheat (winter and spring), barley (winter and spring), spring canola and mustard. University of Idaho researchers will discuss disease resistances, herbicide resistance, and general adaptation to different growing zones and practices by variety. Hard red, hard white, club and soft white winter-wheat variety plots will be toured.

For canola and mustard varieties, UI Research Scientist Jim Davis will discuss variety selection and canola herbicide resistance packages, herbicide plant back restrictions, and management of canola insect pests. He will also give an update on blackleg disease and control in Idaho. Lunch is sponsored by Houck Farms and Monsanto. Please call 267-3235 to give us an accurate head count. Continuing education and pesticide recertification credits will be available. Call Kate Painter at 267-3235 or email her at kpainter@uidaho.edu for more information.

 

2016 North Idaho Cereal School

On January 26-28, the following presentations were given at the North Idaho Cereal Schools in Greencreek, Lewiston, and Bonners Ferry, Idaho. These educational workshops provide an opportunity for producers to learn about issues in their region, including insect issues, disease updates, variety trials, weed control, economics, markets, and other important issues.

Idaho Wheat Commission Report

Idaho Barley Commission Report

Regional soil pH survey results
Doug Finkelnburg, UI Extension, Nez Perce County

Grassy and broadleaf weed control in cereals and legumes
Traci Rauch, UI Support Scientist

Canola Production Update: Variety Trial Results, Blackleg Update, Insect Pests
Jim Davis, UI Support Scientist

Herbicide Residue Injury Identification
Jim Davis, UI Support Scientist

Crop Cost and Return Updates for 2016
Kate Painter, UI Extension, Boundary County

Variety testing and liming research in wheat-legume rotations
Kurt Schroeder, Cropping Systems Agronomist, UI Extension

Canola Growers’ Manual and Variety Testing Results by Year