The University of Idaho (UI) Extension was established with the mission to deliver reliable, research-based information and education to our citizens. We established one of the first-in-the-nation integrated pest management (IPM) demonstration projects in the 1970’s and have continued to evolve our mission since then.
Idaho is an agricultural state generally known for its leading role in the USA potato production, but also a leading producer of wheat, barley and peppermint oil, and dozens of specialty crops that annually contribute nearly $3.8 billion to the state’s economy.
Pulses and oilseed crops are primarily grown in northern region, while potato and sugar beet production predominate in southcentral and southeastern Idaho. Southwestern Idaho is the most diverse production region with alfalfa hay and seed (1.34M ac), onions (8,400ac), hops (8,100ac), mint (17,000ac), horticultural crops including grapevines (1,600ac), and fruit trees (3300ac).