Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Precision Sensors and Reference Strips for Efficient Crop Management

Photo by Sean Ellis, Capital Press, 2015.
"The purpose of this publication is to improve growers’ knowledge and understanding of how crop canopy sensors and in-field reference strips can be utilized for effective nitrogen (N) management. The overall goal is to improve the use efficiency of N fertilizer resources and increase producers’ competiveness and sustainability. The publication provides information about how crop sensors work, their benefits, and proper methodology for use and gives examples from growers who succeeded in incorporating sensors into their nutrient management decisions."
Acknowledgement - we are grateful to Diane Noel, Publishing Leader, Educational Communications, University of Idaho,  College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) for stellar professionalism and always doing the impossible meeting the tightest deadlines!

Friday, June 19, 2015

International Plant Nutrition Institute - Summer 2015 newsletter

Western Society of Crop Science meeting, June 16-17 2015, Logan Utah

Western Society of Crop Science meeting venue - Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center, Logan Utah.

Teryl Roper, Western SARE Regional Director, presenting an overview of Western SARE programs.
Earl Creech, 2016-2018 WSCS President, and 2015 meeting host highlighting Utah crop production challenges and achievements.
Chengci Chen, past WSCS President, presents results from a camellina study carried out in Montana.
 Stephen Machado presenting Oregon State University  research results.
 2015 WSCS business meeting. 
QTL Analysis of Snow Mold Resistance in Soft White Winter Wheat Cultivar 'eltan'. Erika Kruse, Washington State University. Congratulations, to Erica for an excellent presentation and for achieving the 1st place in the 2015 WSCS student presentation competition!

Precision Ag Surveys: 2015 vs 2013

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When planning for the 2015 Preci­sion Agriculture Dealer Survey, it became clear that huge leaps had been made in the industry since the previous survey. Just since 2013 exponential changes had occurred and resulted in whole segments, previously not considered in the survey, coming to the forefront of agriculture’s attention. The two most obvious were unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Big Data. In planning for the survey, it was quite surprising how much change had happened over two years.



Precision Nutrient Management - Idaho Grain Magazine - Summer 2015


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spotted Wing Drosophila alert for Treasure Valley tree fruit growers, by Jim Barbour

Seed Coating Treatments in Wheat - Preliminary Data presented at 2015 Western Crop Science Society Meeting.

Identifying and distinguishing between nitrogen and water stress - Preliminary Data presented at 2015 Western Crop Science Society Meeting

2015 Western Crop Science Society Meeting, Logan Utah - June 16-17, 2015

Barley Yellow Dwarf Forum - July 1, 2015!

Nutrient Digest - Nutrient Nutrient Management Newsletter - Summer 2015

Two U.S. states have officially recognized the importance of soils.

Saluting to Main and West Virginia for officially recognizing the importance of soils for their future prosperity!

Precision Ag Field Day - July 8, 2015!