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UI sets annual research tours at Aberdeen, Kimberly

The morning tours will review research into weed and insect control and crop tolerance and response to herbicides.
Carol Ryan Dumas

Capital Press

Published on June 7, 2018 8:59AM

Growers tour a greenhouse at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center.

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Growers tour a greenhouse at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center.

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The University of Idaho will offer this year’s Snake River pest-management tours on June 26 at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center and June 27 at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center.

Both field days start at 8:30 am with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

The Aberdeen tour will feature several weed-control trials in potatoes including targeted herbicide programs in potatoes, Sonalan tank mixtures and sulfentrazone-formulation comparisons.

Researchers will also discuss their work on herbicide mechanism of action, quinoa herbicide screening and Litchi tomato herbicide management.

The Kimberly tour will include broadleaf and wild oat control in spring wheat, clover cover crop in wheat, safflower tolerance to sulfentrazone and weed-control comparison between direct seeded and conventional tillage sugar beets.

Research into potato psyllid, Colorado potato beetle and aphid and wireworm management in potato will also be featured.

Researchers will also give an update on the spore-trapping network for early plant disease detection in potatoes, dry beans, sugar beets and small grains.

The tour will also include discussions on the response of sugar beets to herbicide safener, beet leafminer control in sugar beets, herbicide mechanism of action and weed control in dry beans and corn.

Both field days conclude with a sponsored lunch and pesticide recertification credits.


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