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Analysis questions organic-conventional yield gap
A new comprehensive analysis of several years of crop studies comparing conventional and organic production questions conventional wisdom about the yield gap between the two production methods.

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Hermiston extension center hires approved
One position filled, another approved by dean.
Researcher warns of soil compaction effects
Researcher warns of soil compaction effects
Heavier equipment means soil compaction that can affect crop yield, says University of Idaho soil scientist John Hammel. Farmers need to start thinking about how to address the issue.
UI, Simplot renew Parma research station agreement
J.R. Simplot Co. and University of Idaho have renwed an argeement that has helped the university's Parma research and extension station in Southwestern Idaho remain open. Under the agreement, Simplot provides the Parma station $330,000 a year.
Growers say method makes healthy food all year
In aeroponics, farmers grow plants without soil and with little water. They use pumps and gravity to feed the roots with water loaded with nutrients.
Idaho wheat researchers seek children’s advice
University of Idaho researchers in the child development laboratory of the food science college have performed controlled experiments on 26 preschool-age children. The study involves baking bread made from non-whole grain red and white wheats, and whole...
University of Idaho, wheat growers work to renew agreement with Limagrain
A three-year partnership between the Idaho Wheat Commission, Limagrain Cereal Seeds and the University of Idaho is close to being renewed. Officials from all parties say they expect the agreement, which expires in June, to be renewed long before that...
Diagnosing plant diseases is ‘a detective task’
Diagnosing plant diseases is ‘a detective task’
Sherlock Holmes would feel at home, deducing plant diseases at an Oregon State University clinic.
New UI agronomist eyes water use
New UI agronomist eyes water use
University of Idaho has a new agronomist with expertise in water-use efficiency at its Aberdeen Research and Extension Center.
Researcher: Killing wolves can increase livestock conflicts
Researcher: Killing wolves can increase livestock conflicts
Washington State University wolf researcher Robert Wielgus has released a report that killing wolves leads to increased depredations.
Wheat Academy digs deeper into science
Wheat Academy digs deeper into science
Washington State University Extension's first Wheat Academy is waiting-list only. Weed science researcher Drew Lyon says the university is exploring ways to reach more farmers.