The Intermountain Research and Extension Center is soliciting proposals from researchers for new and continuing research projects in 2015-16.
We are a 140-acre research facility located at 4,000 feet elevation near the Oregon border. We specialize in crops such as potato, small grain, onion, peppermint, forage grasses and alfalfa; however, most cool season field and vegetable crops can be accommodated and grown at the center.
Research topics of interest include variety development, integrated pest management, irrigation management, plant nutrition and agriculture-wildlife interactions. Available facilities and equipment at the center include a greenhouse, controlled post-harvest facility, drying ovens, an automated potato grading line, a mini-still for essential oil extraction, specialized small plot irrigation equipment, research-adapted small plot planters and harvesters, and a full line of commercial farm equipment for field and vegetable crop production. Technical assistance is available for all farming practices, field instrumentation and data collection.
The Center's Research Advisory Committee will evaluate proposed research for scientific merit and regional need. Approved projects will be eligible for center-provided support, which includes land, labor, technical assistance, equipment and facilities.
Questions about the research proposal process or about research opportunities here at IREC should be directed to Rob Wilson, center director, or Darrin Culp, center superintendent at 530/667-5117.
Proposals may be submitted into the REC Manage System via our website at IREC Proposal Submission beginning December 2 and are due no later than January 30.
Small Grain harvest results are in! Agronomy Progress Report No. 318, published by the Agronomy Research and Information Center, contains data on 2014 cereal grain trials conducted throughout California, including results from Intermountain and Tulelake sites.
Click on the Agronomy Research & Information Center link for all results and helpful information for grain growers. Click on Attached File "Tulelake Results" to cut straight to Tulelake results.
This article “Evaluation of insecticides and application methods to protect onions from onion maggot, Delia antiqua, and seedcorn maggot, Delia platura, damage” was recently published in the Crop Protection Journal. A free copy of the article can be downloaded using the associated link until December 14th.
Authors are Rob Wilson, IREC Director and Farm Advisor, Tulelake, CA; Steve Orloff, UCCE County Director and Farm Advisor, Yreka, CA; and Alan Taylor, Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
This research was supported by the California Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board, Tulelake Onion Growers Association, and the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Download your free copy here: Evaluation of insecticides and application methods/span>
The newest edition of the California Weed Science Society Research Update and News has just been released. Included in this edition is the research report, "Weed Management in Tulelake Processing Onions."
The dust has settled after Field Day, and we at the Intermountain Research and Extension Center are back to harvesting, assisting researchers and compiling data. We would, however, like to thank all of the participants for making our UCCE Centennial and Field Day such a wonderful success! We hope to see you here next year!