Monday, June 27, 2011

Schedule of Idaho Crop Tours/Field Days

The University of Idaho will be conducting Field Days in numerous locations during June and July. Field Days provide an opportunity to learn about new wheat and barley varieties while providing growers a forum to ask UI Extension staff questions.

June 27 – Rimrock: UI Crop Tour, Winter/spring wheat, starts at 8:00 a.m. in Genesee. Contact: Lydia Clayton, (208) 799-3096

June 28 – Craigmont: Prairie Area Crop & Conservation Tour. Contact: Ken Hart, (208) 937-2311 Hosted breakfast 7:00 a.m. Craigmont City Hall. Transportation provided, pesticide recertification and CCA credits available.

July 7 – Burley: UI Cereals Extension Field day, Contacts: Joel Packham (208) 430-7238, Juliet Marshall, Starts at 10:00 a.m. at winter cereal trials (150 N on Meridian Rd, N of Rupert), lunch provided.

July 14 – Rexburg: BYU-Idaho Contacts: Greg Blaser (208) 496-4527 Renae Zollinger (208) 496-4521. 35th Small Grains and Forages Field Day, ISDA and CCA credits available, lunch provided.

July 19 – Blackfoot: General Mills, Contact: Brett Wilken, (208) 243-0008,

July 20 – Swan Valley: Direct Seed Field Day, Contacts: Gordon Gallup, (208) 251-9552; Pat Dailey, (208) 334-2353, Juliet Marshall, Starts at 10:00 a.m., Gordon Gallup’s Farm, lunch provided.

July 20 – Ririe: UI Cereals Extension Field day with Bonneville County Grain Growers. Contacts: Matt Gellings (208) 524-4946, Starts at 4:00 p.m. Extension trials in Ririe at LDS Church Farm.

July 21—Aberdeen: UI Extension Cereals & Wheat Breeding Field day, 3:00 p.m. Twilight Tour: 100th Anniversary of Research & Extension Center. Contacts: Steve Love (208) 397-4181, Jianli Chen (208) 397-4181, Juliet Marshall (208) 529-8376

July 27 – Soda Springs: UI Cereals Extension Field day with Caribou County Grain Growers. Contacts: Steve Harrison (208) 547-3205,; Scott Brown, (801) 557-5123, Sam Reed (208) 547-7020. Starts at 4:00 p.m. at Cid Cellen’s farm, dinner provided.

July 28 – Ashton: UI Extension Field Day with Jefferson/Madison/Fremont County Grain Growers. Contacts: Lance Ellis (208) 624-3102 or Juliet Marshall, Starts at 10:00 a.m. lunch provided.

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