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Ag Talk Tuesdays

Attend Ag Talk Tuesday sessions and Join University of Idaho personnel and your peers in agriculture to discuss current crop issues and timely topics as the field season progresses. Each session includes Featured Topics, questions, discussion, updates and current ag events. Meetings are held 1st and 3rd Tuesdays during May, June, July and August, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

New in 2020: Sessions are offered via Zoom or phone (your choice).

Consider making these informative sessions a part of your Tuesday routine – your participation and input make the sessions dynamic and enlightening. You can also email suggestions for Featured Topics and potential speakers.

Registration is Required

Instructions on how to join the sessions are provided once you register. You only need to register once to attend all 2020 Ag Talk Tuesdays.

Register here: https://uidaho.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpAkc-uvqTwpZF4DlEg_ZcN8xYE9ezZSkQ

After your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

The Ag Talk Report Newsletter

Did you miss an Ag Talk Tuesday session? Or did you attend but get pulled away from time to time? A follow-up newsletter, The Ag Talk Report, will be issued within a week following each Ag Talk Tuesday event to get you up to speed. The Ag Talk Report allows us to include Ag Talk Tuesday information in an edited format (going into more detail or less, as the case may be), plus any additional time-sensitive and relevant information we didn't get to cover during the session.

The Ag Talk Report Newsletter:



Number 1 – May 13

Number 2 – June 12



Number 1 – May 10

Number 2 – May 24

Number 3 – June 11

Number 4 – September 30



Featured Topics

Featured speakers

May 5

-Cereals update

-Early season weed management in potatoes

-Dormant tuber testing

-Consider beneficial insects in your pest control program

Juliet Marshall

Pamela Hutchinson

Kasia Duellman

Ron Patterson

May 19

-Thrips in alfalfa

Reed Findlay

June 2

-In-season nutrient management with soil and petiole sampling

-Weed and chemical load on compost vs manure

Linda Schott

Mario E. de Haro-Martν

June 16

-Final fungicide recommendations for small grains and other hot topics

-Using Teff grass as an emergency crop

Juliet Marshall

Joseph Sagers

July 7

Field projects of cropping systems of alfalfa, quinoa, barley, and wheat

Xi Liang

July 21

Update by the Dean of UofI-CALS

Dean Michael Parrella

August 4

Economics/cost of production/markets forecast

Ben Eborn

August 18

Starling management on dairies

Soil Health Assessment

Jason Thomas

Linda Schott