Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New! Nitrogen Use Efficiency - Extension Publication


 
Environmental and socioeconomic issues have underlined the urgent need to better understand the role and fate of nitrogen (N) in crop production systems. Nitrogen is the nutrient that most often limits crop production, and its proper application can result in substantial economic return to growers. However, adding more N to the soil than crops need may result in economic loss and negative environmental impacts, as well as pose substantial risk to human health. Managing N inputs to achieve a balance between profitable crop production and environmental quality is a goal—and a challenge. The behavior of N within the plant-soil system is complex, and an understanding of the basic processes that regulate its fate is essential for developing an efficient N management program. This publication aims to improve agricultural professionals’ knowledge and understanding of agronomic and cultural practices that could help to improve the efficiency of their nitrogen fertilizer use and to enhance their farming operations’ competitiveness. The publication summarizes the most current applied scientific information on practices and methodologies available to growers.


Thank you to Kelli Belmont - Cropping Systems Research Technician, UI Parma R&E CenterDr. Aaron Daigh -Assistant Professor of Soil Physics, NDSU, and Dr. Christopher Rogers - UI Endowed Barley Research Agronomist, Aberdeen R&E Center, for their valuable contribution to this publication.
To access the full text, please go to:  http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/BUL/BUL0899.pdf 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Highlights of ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Minneapolis, MN, November 15-18, 2015

Minneapolis, Downtown.

Precision Sensing for Improved Wheat Production, poster



At University of Idaho student recruitment booth


ASA/CSSA/SSSA Early Carreer Committee - Education Session - Negotiation Strategies


 ASA/CSSA/SSSA Early Carreer Committee - Education Session - Job Application & Interview Process

ASA/CSSA/SSSA Early Carreer Committee - Education Session - Job Application & Interview Process


ASA/CSSA/SSSA Early Carreer Committee - Education Session - Negotiation Strategies

ASA/CSSA/SSSA Early Carreer Committee - Education Session - Job Application & Interview Process

With Kristofer Heller, ASA/CSSA/SSSA Golden Opportunity Scholar.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Winter wheat experimental plots looking good at UI Parma R&E Center

Winter wheat variety trial at UI Parma R&E Center (in collaboration with Mike Flowers, OSU).
Winter wheat studies on nitrogen, phosphorus and micronutrient nutrition.

Mean daily temperature, Parma ID, 2015.


Temperature trends for October and November 2015, as compared to "Normal" and "Record" temperatures, Parma, ID.



Frost on winter wheat leaves, November 11, 2015. UI Parma R&E Center.

Thanking the Veterans


University of Idaho, Parma Cropping Systems Agronomy program receives attention from Idaho media.

University of Idaho, Parma Cropping Systems Agronomy program receives attention from Idaho media. 


Olga Walsh, cropping systems agronomist for the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center, holds a GreenSeeker crop sensor as the Take Flight Aviation's 3D Robotics drone flies behind her at the Parma facility. Walsh has used both the technologies to assist her research in the wheat fields. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, Greg Kreller, Idaho Press Tribune.



CROPS AND SOILS PROGRAM AT PARMA R&E CENTER




WATER LIMITATIONS IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE