The 52nd Annual Idaho Potato Conference and Trade Show will be held at Idaho State University, Pond Student Union Building, on January 22 and 23, 2020. The conference will run on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
According to the University of Idaho website promoting the event, “Highlights for this year’s conference include:
Several seminars and workshops on the impact of the 2019 season, pressure bruise, soil health, crop nutrient management, variety management and performance of new varieties, irrigation system efficiency, virus, minor insect pests, late blight and other diseases, how potatoes are graded, optimizing fumigation, soil borne and seed borne diseases, pesticide drift and misapplication and much more will be discussed. Including a special panel discussion of industry issues by the Idaho Potato Commission, National Potato Council and Potatoes USA.
Seminars and workshops in Spanish will be held both days and include a wide variety of topics from farm safety to disease and disorder identification.
CCA (CEU) and pesticide recertification credits will be available. There will be 13.5 IPM, 8.5 Crop Management, 3 Soil and Water Management, 1 Nutrient Management and 1 Professional Development CEU credits available this year.”
New this year is a free baked potato bar at lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 22
For more information, visit: https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/potatoes/news/idaho-potato-conference