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2013 Southern Idaho Direct Seed Conference

2/4/2013

The South Idaho Direct Seed Workshop will be hosted by the Idaho Wheat Commission (IWC) on Thursday, March 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 700 Lindsay Blvd, Idaho Falls.
Registration will begin at 9:00 am. The workshop will run from 9:30 am to 3:15 pm.

The topic for this year’s Workshop “Soil Health and Soil Fertility”.   Featured speakers are nationally known and respected in their field of study.  Ray Archuleta, teaches soil quality and the principles of agro-ecology throughout the country.  He has 23 years of work experience with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Ray is high energy- hands-on instructor who engages his audience with his soil demonstrations. 

Elston Solberg, Agri-Trend, is a highly sought after keynote speaker who brings over 25 years of research expertise as the head Cereal Specialist and Research Agronomist with Alberta Agriculture.   Elston has raised the awareness of copper fertilization, and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on sulfur nutrition. 

Additional presentations include Dr. Juliet Marshall, University of Idaho Extension “Cover Crops with Direct Seed Wheat Rotation” and a yearly favorite “Getting Started and What I did Right,” where local growers share their experiences in direct seeding.

The Workshop provides a great opportunity to network and hear what others are doing. Advanced registration is recommended.  Registration fee is $10, payable at the door (cash or check only). Lunch is provided.

 To register or for more information contact Cathy Wilson at cathy.wilson@idahowheat.org, or call the Wheat Commission office at (208) 334.2353.

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Idaho Annual Crop Production
Winter wheat acres planted in Idaho are estimated at 760,000 acres, down 20,000 acres from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 720,000 acres, down 1 percent from 2014.

Idaho spring wheat planted acres increased from 480,000 acres in 2014 to 570,000 acres in 2015.

All Wheat stored in all positions on June 1, 2015 totaled 18.5 million bushels in Idaho, up from 13.4 million bushels a year ago. Off-farm stocks were up 9 percent, while on-farm stocks were up 243 percent compared to the previous year.