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Focus on Research will arrive in your inbox monthly, with information about research projects being funded by Idaho wheat grower dollars, crop updates, drought and water updates, and agronomic topics that you can apply on your farm.  Most of our topics will be an expansion of the research notes provided in the weekly Idaho Wheat Report newsletter you get every Friday, with links to additional information that will benefit your production practices.  We hope you enjoy digging into these research topics and seeing your grower dollars at work.

University of Idaho developing novel app to identify farm pests

A University of Idaho research team is refining a first-of-its-kind app that will allow grain farmers to instantly identify common pests and beneficial insects inhabiting their fields.
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Liming for Improved Nutrient Utilization

Does a soil pH problem have you stumped? Have you wondered how soil pH is affecting the nutrient availability on your own farm?
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Cloning gene in wheat cultivar shows promise in battling disease

Identifying and cloning a gene from a wheat cultivar resistant to stripe rust could lead to new cultivars that recognize and resist disease ...
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Latest Research News

University of Idaho developing novel app to identify farm pests

A University of Idaho research team is refining a first-of-its-kind app that will allow grain farmers to instantly identify common pests and beneficial insects inhabiting their fields.
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Diagram Links Physiological Traits of Wheat for Yield Potential

Researchers at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have proposed a new diagram to show how wheat yields are determined.
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Adam Lasch and "Biological Capital"

In this podcast that explores some on-farm cover crop strategies, we are introduced to first generation farmer, Adam Lasch, a no-tiller who started his farming career in 2011.
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End-Use Quality Starts with Variety Selection

When consumers “eat wheat”, it is rarely in the kernel form that leaves your farm. There are at least two major steps required before enjoying a wheat product: milling and baking.
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Liming for Improved Nutrient Utilization

Does a soil pH problem have you stumped? Have you wondered how soil pH is affecting the nutrient availability on your own farm?
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Wheat Characteristics under Varied Irrigation

In a January 2022 bulletin, Drs. Walsh, Jayawardena, Liang, and Torrion published the findings of a 2016 and 2017 study on wheat in Montana and Idaho.
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Cloning gene in wheat cultivar shows promise in battling disease

Identifying and cloning a gene from a wheat cultivar resistant to stripe rust could lead to new cultivars that recognize and resist disease ...
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Discovery of wheat's clustered chemical defenses creates new avenues for research

A research collaboration has helped to explain the chemical defenses that protect wheat plants against disease ...
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Canopy Sensors in Wheat

Do high fertilizer prices have you considering a split Nitrogen application?
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Glyphosate Alternatives for Preplant Burndown

With rapidly increasing prices and increased reliance on glyphosate, it may be time to start looking elsewhere for your preplant burndown herbicide...
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