Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tour goers get a hands on look at organic potatoes at the Kimberly Researchs Station. Jen Miller photo

Organic Field Day a Success

Kimbery--Tour goers inspect organic potatoes grown with different organic nitrogen sources, as part of University of Idaho Extension Soil Specialist Amber Moore's research at the Kimberly R&E Center on Tuesday.

At the field day University of Idaho researchers spoke about organic nutrient sources, cultivation, weed control, biological control agents for diseases, visual and olfactory attractants for insect control, as well as an organic potato varieties.

Busloads of Organic farmers and gardners from the Treasure Valley attended the day long event which also featured hands-on presentations on organic production methods at the 11-acre research site; now in its second year of certified organic production.

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