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Seed testing finds more tuber-damaging PVY, ring rot
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Seed testing finds more tuber-damaging PVY, ring rot
The results of Idaho Crop Improvement Associaiton's annual winter grow-out in Hawaii show rates of potato virus Y have held relatively flat in Idaho seed, but seed samples have led to more confirmations of bacterial ring rot.

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20 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk population
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services killed the wolves using a helicopter starting last week, and the wolf-control action has ended.
Idaho House, Senate panels split on wheat commission name rule
A provision in a pending rule that the Idaho Wheat Commission says would enable it to better educate growers has been approved in the Senate but rejected in the House.
Judge throws out lawsuit against river dredging
The judge said in his ruling that the plaintiffs not only were wrong on the merits but lacked standing to bring a lawsuit.
Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region
Elk herds have been struggling in the remote country for nearly two decades.
Idaho Wheat Commission to host no-till workshop
The Idaho Wheat Commission has organized a workshop on direct seeding, scheduled for Feb. 24 in Idaho Falls.
Oregon, Idaho onion farmers inducted into hall of fame
Oregon, Idaho onion farmers inducted into hall of fame
Two past presidents of the Idaho and Oregon onion growers associations have been inducted into the groups' joint hall of fame together.
Governor seeks additional $1.8 million for ag research, extension
Governor seeks additional $1.8 million for ag research, extension
Gov. Butch Otter's proposed budget asks for an additional $1.8 million in agricultural research and extension funding. Almost all of that additional money would be related to payroll costs.
Idaho grower pleased with no-till spuds
Idaho grower pleased with no-till spuds
An Eastern Idaho farmer has experimented with no-till potatoes.
ISDA: Plan ahead for pesticide spill
ISDA: Plan ahead for pesticide spill
ISDA program manager tells pesticide applicators to prepare for the worst in a pesticide spill and expect the best.
Partnering grain companies expedite hard white variety’s commercialization
Partnering grain companies expedite hard white variety’s commercialization
Two cereal companies are partnering to market a promising new University of Idaho hard white spring variety.

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