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 June 26, 2012

The annual University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tours are planned June 27 at Aberdeen Research and Extension Center and June 28 at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center.

Registration for the free tours that are open to the public will begin at 8 a.m. with the tour starting at 8:30. A sponsored lunch at noon will conclude the tours. Attendees will received 3 ISDA pesticide applicator recertification credits at each location.

The Aberdeen tour will focus on weed control in potatoes with a variety of herbicides and methods. Controlling the nightshades, sticky and hairy, will also be discussed at Aberdeen in relation to eradicating the pale cyst nematode and controlling potato virus Y.

The Aberdeen tour will also include research updates on potato variety herbicide safety and glyphosate carryover in seed potatoes.

The Aberdeen Research and Extension Center is located at 1693 South 2700 West.

Last year, the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center celebrated its centennial. This is a big year for the University of Idaho and its contributions to teaching, research and extension.

July 2 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln signing the federal Morrill Act, which founded the land-grant university system. As Idaho’s member of the original land-grant system, the University of Idaho was established in 1889, a year before statehood.

This year is also the 125th anniversary of the Hatch Act, which created state agricultural experiment stations. The Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station began operations 120 years ago a few months before the University of Idaho’s first classes began in 1892.

More information about the Aberdeen tour is available from Pam Hutchinson, (208) 397-4181,

Jun 262012
 June 26, 2012
  • Wheat milling
  • Baking quality evaluations

Contact Katherine O’Brien for more information about this research.

 June 26, 2012
  • Weed biology
  • Weed control
  • Herbicide and bio-pesticide environmental fate
  • Herbicide resistance management
  • Cover crop systems for weed control

Contact Pamela J. S. Hutchinson for more information about this research.

 June 26, 2012
  • Applied research on use of native plants in low-water landscapes
  • Accessions of native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees for adaptation to southern Idaho
  • Turfgrass management
  • Evaluations of vegetable varieties

Contact Stephen Love for more information about this research.

 June 26, 2012

The mission of this program is to develop an accellerated and internationally recognized wheat breeding and genetics program with emphasis on the development of winter and spring wheat cultivars with high agronomic adaptability to irrigated and rainfed agriculture in the state of Idaho, with good disease and pest resistance, and with desirable end-use quality to meet the needs of the wheat industry, both foreign and domestic.

Learn more about this program.

Jun 262012
 June 26, 2012
  • Integrated pest management
  • Arthropod-mediated plant pathogen ecology
  • Wirewrom ecology and control

Visit Eastern Idaho Entomology Laboratory for more information about our research.