Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Direct Seed Workshop slated for March 7 in Idaho Falls

The South Idaho Direct Seed Workshop will be hosted by the Idaho Wheat Commission (IWC) on Thursday, March 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 700 Lindsay Blvd, Idaho Falls.

Registration will begin at 9:00 am. The workshop will run from 9:30 am to 3:15 pm.

The topic for this year’s Workshop “Soil Health and Soil Fertility”. Featured speakers are nationally known and respected in their field of study. Ray Archuleta, teaches soil quality and the principles of agro-ecology throughout the country. He has 23 years of work experience with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Ray is high energy- hands-on instructor who engages his audience with his soil demonstrations.

Elston Solberg, Agri-Trend, is a highly sought after keynote speaker who brings over 25 years of research expertise as the head Cereal Specialist and Research Agronomist with Alberta Agriculture. Elston has raised the awareness of copper fertilization, and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on sulfur nutrition.

Additional presentations include Dr. Juliet Marshall, University of Idaho Extension “Cover Crops with Direct Seed Wheat Rotation” and a yearly favorite “Getting Started and What I did Right,” where local growers share their experiences in direct seeding.

The Workshop provides a great opportunity to network and hear what others are doing. Advanced registration is recommended. Registration fee is $10, payable at the door (cash or check only). Lunch is provided.

To register or for more information contact Cathy Wilson at, or call the Wheat Commission office at (208) 334.2353.

Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 Southern Idaho Cereal Schools

The University of Idaho will be presenting five cereal school events in S. Idaho this week. These educational workshops provide wheat growers the opportunity to learn about insect issues, cereal disease updates, variety trials, weed control and a number of other important issues facing the wheat industry.

The Idaho Wheat Commission will provide an update on research spending for better varieties and increased yields, programs to increase wheat markets, along with world supply and demand numbers.

Southern Idaho Cereal Schools

February 5, Burley, Burley Inn, 8:30 a.m.

February 6, Pocatello, Ramada Inn, 9:00 a.m.

February 7, Idaho Falls, Red Lion, 9:00 a.m.

February 7. St Anthony Relay Station Restaurant, 9:00 am

February 8, Preston, Robinson Building, 9:00 a.m.