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Nez Perce County Crops and Cropping Systems

Crop producers can face numerous pressures posed by low commodity prices, environmental regulations, rising production costs and competition for export markets. UI Extension, Nez Perce County educational programs support the contribution of small grains and alternative crops to the economy of Nez Perce County and north central Idaho. Environmental concerns and the growers’ ability to compete in today’s market place are addressed. Crop advisory committees guide programming development by prioritizing the educational needs of our area farmers.

Click here to go to the Nez Perce County Crops and Cropping Systems page.

Small Acreage Farming and Ranching

Whether raising grapes in vineyards, fruit in orchards, or produce to sell at the farmer’s market or roadside stands, farmers must know enough about varieties, growing conditions, plant diseases, insects pests, and soil fertility management to make good decisions. Business skills such as accounting and book keeping are also very important. Check out UI Extension, Latah County’s website for more information.

IRM Beef Red Books are available at the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office: 1239 Idaho Street, Lewiston, Idaho, (208) 799-3096, nezperce@uidaho.edu.

See our Crop Resources for more information.

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Crop producers can face many pressures posed by low commodity prices, environmental regulations, rising production costs and competition for export markets. UI Extension, Nez Perce County educational programs support the contribution of small grains and alternative crops to the economy of Nez Perce County and north central Idaho. We address environmental concerns and the growers’ ability to compete in today’s marketplace. Crop advisory committees guide programming development by prioritizing the educational needs of our area farmers.

Click here for Small Grain and Legume Variety Testing results

Upcoming educational opportunities:

  • Farm Bill | Crop Insurance Workshop
    • 8:30 a.m.–Noon
    • 4 locations in northern Idaho
      • January 12 |Craigmont Community Center
      • January 14 | LCSC/Williams Conference Center, Lewiston
      • January 15 | Benewah Medical Center, Plummer
      • January 16 | Boundary County Extension Office
    • Pre-registration required by calling or emailing the Idaho Barley Commission
      • (208) 334-2090 or (208) 409-9165
      • kolson@idahobarley.org
Crop and Cropping Systems Resources

 

North Idaho Alfalfa Variety Trial

UI Extension is working with growers and cattlemen on the Camas Prairie to determine which types of alfalfa perform better under their conditions. The multi-year study includes 33 types of alfalfa and a variety of sanfoin. This research is being conducted at the request of local growers.  For more information, contact Jim Church (208) 983-2667 with UI Extension, or Ken Hart (208) 937-2311 with UI Extension, Lewis County.

 

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2013 Stripe Rust Update

Stripe Rust for the Pacific Northwest
Current information about stripe rust and resources for growers, researchers, and anyone interested in stripe rust can be found on the USDA/ARS Stripe Rust website

 

Aphid Tracker logoUniversity of Idaho Legume Virus Project

Aphid Virus Tracker

A resource for managing aphid-vectored viruses in cool season legumes

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Idaho Pest Management Center

Our function is to provide pest management information for agriculture and horticulture in Idaho and surrounding states. We prioritize and coordinate pest management research for extension and educational programs and respond to the informational needs of the public and private sectors on a regional basis.

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2014 Preliminary Data:  UI Soft White Spring and Hard Spring Wheat Trials

The preliminary data from the soft white spring and hard spring wheat trials from the all north Idaho locations in 2014 (Craigmont, Genesee, Moscow, Bonners Ferry) is now available.  Stripe rust was not observed at any of the locations with the exception of Bonners Ferry.  However, fungicide applications were made to manage the disease and minimal symptoms were observed.  Overall, yields were below to near average.  There was less variability and drought stress observed in the spring wheat plots than was observed for winter wheat.

Craigmont:

This trial was seeded on April 21 and harvested on September 2.

Genesee:

This trial was seeded on April 16 and harvested on August 8.  No lodging observed at this location.

Moscow:

This trial was seeded on May 3 and harvested on August 22.  No lodging observed at this location.

Bonners Ferry:

This trial was seeded on April 30 and harvested on August 28.  Glee, which had the highest percent lodging at this location, also had the greatest variability, ranging from 5 to 60%.

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2014 Preliminary Data:  UI Spring Pea Variety Trials

Preliminary data from the spring pea variety trials at north Idaho locations in 2014 (Craigmont, Genesee, Moscow).  Precipitation was below normal in the spring resulting in drought stress to all legume sites.  In addition, scattered hail and wind storms resulted in damage to the pea plots.  This is likely one of the primary reasons for the high cv’s for yield at Craigmont and Moscow.  The most significant damage was observed at the Craigmont site.  The cooperator at this site reported a 30% loss to the surrounding lentils.

Craigmont:

This trial was seeded on May 14 and harvested on September 5.  Seeding at this location was delayed due to the order that this field was prepared by the cooperator and wet conditions at the plot site.

Genesee:

This trial was direct seeded on May 1 and harvested on August 18.

Moscow:

This trial was direct seeded on May 2 and harvested on August 7.

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2014 Preliminary Data:  UI Lentil Variety Trials

Preliminary data from the lentil variety trials at north Idaho locations in 2014 (Craigmont, Genesee, Kambitsch, Moscow).  Precipitation was below normal in the spring resulting in drought stress to all legume sites.  In addition, scattered hail and wind storms resulted in damage to most lentil plots.  The most significant damage was observed at the Craigmont site.  The cooperator at this site reported a 30% loss to the surrounding lentils.

Craigmont:

This trial was seeded on May 14 and harvested on September 5.  Seeding at this location was delayed due to the order that this field was prepared by the cooperator and wet conditions at the plot site.

Genesee (south of Genesee along the rim overlooking the Lewis/Clark valley):

This trial was direct seeded on May 1 and harvested on August 18.

Genesee (University of Idaho Kambitsch Research Farm):

This trial was seeded on May 7 and harvested on August 8.

Moscow:

This trial was seeded on May 3 and harvested on September 8.  Harvest was delayed because selected varieties matured late.  Due to the delay, there was shattering at this location resulting in reduced yields and high cv’s.

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2014 Preliminary Data:  UI Chickpea Variety Trials

Preliminary data from the chickpea variety trials at north Idaho locations in 2014 (Craigmont, Genesee, Moscow).  Precipitation was below normal in the spring resulting in drought stress to all legume sites.  As a result, the yield at all three locations is below average.  In addition, scattered hail and wind storms resulted in damage to several of the legume trial sites, although the impact on the chickpeas was much lower than on pea and lentil.

Craigmont:

This trial was seeded on May 14 and harvested on September 5.  Seeding at this location was delayed due to the order that this field was prepared by the cooperator and wet conditions at the plot site.

Genesee:

This trial was direct seeded on May 1 and harvested on September 8.

Moscow:

This trial was direct seeded on May 3 and harvested on September 8.

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Dr. Kurtis L. Schroeder
Assistant Professor, Cropping Systems Agronomist
Dept of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2339
Moscow, ID  83844-2339
Phone: 208-885-5020
Cell: 509-339-3215
Email: kschroeder@uidaho.edu

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2014 Preliminary Data:  UI Soft White Winter and Hard Winter Wheat Trials

Soft White Winter and Hard Winter Wheat Trials — Lewiston/Tammany site

This trial was seeded on October 11, 2013 and harvested on July 15, 2014.  Fertility included 100-10-0-10 (N-P-K-S) applied prior to planting to both soft white and hard wheat sites.  In the spring, the hard wheat was topdressed with an additional 40# nitrogen.  This site did not have any stripe rust or other obvious disease problems.  However, the site suffered from significant drought stress which is evident in the current year yields being substantially lower than the 2- and 3-year averages.  Prior to harvest, nearby cattle escaped into the plot, causing damage to some of the plots.  Therefore, yield data for 12 plots was removed, including all four Cara plots which were preferentially grazed.

Soft White Winter and Hard Winter Wheat Trials–Genesee/Rim area

This trial was seeded on October 18, 2013, and harvested on July 30, 2014.  Fertility included 135-20-20-10 (N-P-K-S) applied just prior to planting and a spring topdress of 40# nitrogen.  Stripe rust and other disease pressure was low at this location.  In addition, this site escaped frost damage which was observed at several other north Idaho winter wheat variety testing sites.

Soft White Winter and Hard Winter Wheat Trials–University of Idaho Kambitsch Research Farm northwest of Genesee

This trial was seeded on 10/24/13 and harvested on 8/1/14.  Fertility included 100-10-0-20 (N-P-K-S) applied just prior to planting to both soft white and hard wheat sites.  In the spring, the hard wheat was topdressed with an additional 40# nitrogen.  Stripe rust was not observed at this location.  However, this site suffered from moderate drought stress and Fusarium crown rot was present across the plot.  In addition, some frost damage was observed from a cold snap on May 12th.

Soft White Winter and Hard Winter Wheat Trials–Nezperce

This trial was seeded on October 11, 2013 and harvested on August 19, 2014.  This site did not have any stripe rust or other obvious disease problems.  However, the site suffered from a combination of significant drought stress and frost damage from a cold snap on May 12th.  Most varieties had frost damage on the upper 1-3 cm of the heads and damage ranged from 0 to 73% of the heads in a given plot impacted (average of 37% for soft white and 23% for hard).  However, there was not an obvious correlation between frost damage and yield.  Due to the impact of drought and frost damage, yields were highly variable across the trial, resulting in high CVs for yield and plant height.

Note that UI/WSU Huffman has been corrected in this summary. It was incorrectly referred to as UI/LCS Huffman in previous summaries.

Additional Online Crop Resources

 

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