Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 27, 1976 · Page 13
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 13

Nampa, Idaho
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Friday, February 27, 1976
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The Idaho Free Press 4 The News-Tribune, Friday, February 27,19ft--A-1 , i , "' agr '" wm ' Paul Torf " fecks *Her allacKmenl to carrot seed about i960, Tortll has since - ·- Parma center's research listed (Editor's note: This is the fourth segment of an article detailing the founding, growth and development of the Parma Research and Extension Center written by the former superintendent of [he facility.) By Be Lance Franklin PAUL J. TORELL, research professor of plant science (agronomy): 1. Studied tall larkspur and with Robert E HigEins prescribed controls, ' 2. Evolved a weed control program for weeds in carrot seed fields. 3. Elaborated a chemical weed control for weeds incident to onion seed production. ·1. Developed weed control in alfalfa seed field. 5'. Developed a Ihree-step control for weeds in onion seed fields. 6. Studied dodder in alfalfa seed fields and learned to control it. 7. Following Franklin's retirement, July l, 197J, was acting superintendent until Dr. Judith Templcton's arrival in September 1975. 8. Current research: studies of weeds: in beans for seed, sweet corn for seed, alfalfa; will set up demonstrations plots for control of perennial weeds. R. ROBERT ROMANKO. associate research professor of plant pathology: 1. Released Talisman and Pocket Talisman hop varieties; Talisman, the first hop variety developed in an experiment station (or USDA) program; combines hop mildew resistance, with improved production and higher resin content. Pocket Talisman is a higher yielding hop with morphological adaptation for improved mildew control. 2. Developed a practical method of disease eradication bv means of chemical desiccation of infected hop tissue. 3. Applied the coricepkof.latiludinal day length. effects to hops and provided the basis for establishment of commercial production of choice old world hop varieties in northern Idaho. 4. Development of integrated management practices to negate the effects of early dying on potato production This program has shown means of obtaining a higher recovery product in processing, as well as improved efficiency in many aspects of production. 5. Worked with graduate student, AndrezejCzernik M S (agronomy), now head of a large section of Polands 1 potato certification program. DONALD R. SCOTT, associate research professor of entomology: 1. Developed a chemical control for the onion maggot. 2. Determined the reduced yield and germination of carrot seed caused by Lygus bugs. ARTHUR J. WALZ, extension professor of plant sciences: 1. Returned to Parma staff in 1970 as area extension potato specialist. 2. Variety testing of potatoes in search for potatoes superior in yield and quality to Idaho Russets. 3. Irrigation practices to improve yield and quality of potatoes. 4. Determining appropriate soil fertility levels for production of quality Idaho potatoes. 5. Monitoring potato insects and weeds to give growers early warnings. 6. During first (our of duty at Parma coached graduate students: Dick Ohms, now state extension potato specialist and world authority on seed potato certification; and Gene Easton, research professor of plant pathology, Prosser, Wash., and now, a national authority on potato diseases. In both cases, these grad students were Union Pacific Railroad research fellows. NORMAN D. WATERS, associate research professor of entomology: 1. Discovered that Heplacholor granules controlled the clover root borer, clover root curculio and clover leaf weevil in red clover seed crops. 2. Discovered thai the alfalfa seed chalcid was not one, but two species; that one was restricted to red clover, the other to alfalfa seed. 3. Developed a method of control of alfalfa and clover seed chalcids without the use of insecticides. ·1. Ran initial test of Dylox safety in alfalfa seed production; won wide acceptance of this chemical because of its safety to beneficial insects. 5. Discoveredalfalfa leaf culling bees in Idaho in 1960, now the primary pollinating bee of the Pacific Northwest and Canada. 6. Elaborated the life histories and controls of several enemies of the alfalfa leafcutting bee. 7. Developed the concept of phasing out infected leaf- cutting bee nest material and developed first phase-out traps, now improved by others, and widely used. 8. Discovered means of overwintering alfalfa leafcutting bees in storage. 9. Developed incubation methods so that leafcutling bee emergence coincided with either spring or delayed bloom. 10. Worked out types of nest materials, size of holes, location a ltd size o( field shelters tor best leafcutting bee use in seed production fields. 11. Studied pollination of onion seed and how it affects onion seed yield. 12. 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