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South Idaho Direct Seed Workshop

Direct seeding continues to make headway in the southern part of the State. The Direct Seed Workshop held each year in March helps address local issues and concerns.

Past topics have included fertility management in direct seeded grain, value of residue, equipment information and pest control options. A highlight each year is growers sharing their on-farm experiences with direct seed – what had worked in their operations and, equally valuable, what they changed over the years.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Farm Bill / Crop Insurance Workshops
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Winter Wheat Production in Northwest Region Down 19 Percent from Last Year

Idaho planted 780,000 acres of winter wheat in 2014, unchanged from 2013. Harvested area, at 730,000 acres, is down 10,000 acres from 2013. Winter wheat production in Idaho is 58.4 million bushels, down 8 percent from last year with yield estimated at 80.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels per acre from 2013.

Idaho planted 480,000 acres of spring wheat in 2014, down 50,000 acres from 2013. Harvested area, at 455,000 acres, is down 55,000 acres from 2013. Spring wheat production in Idaho is 34.6 million bushels, down 12 percent from last year with yield estimated at 76.0 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushel per acre from 2013.

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