Month: January 2014

Profitable Transition Strategies

Before being certified organic and being able to receive an attractive organic premium for their crops, growers must undergo a three-year period of transition that…

Does Organic Production Result in Lower Protein Content?

Environmental conditions impact grain quality parameters. For example, soil available nitrogen can affect protein content. Do organic management practices result in lower protein content? If…

Herbicide-resistant weeds coming to a field near you?

January 2014, Wheatlife by Drew Lyon and Ian Burke Glyphosate-resistant weeds are making headlines in the Midsouth and Midwest where the use of Roundup Ready®…

Getting up from falling numbers

December 2013, Wheatlife by Trista Crossley In some years, wheat farmers have to worry about disease destroying their crops. In other years, it can be…

One gene good; two gene better

December 2013, Wheatlife by Scott A. Yates WSU's next generation Clearfield varieties play catch up with two-gene releases Will the release of two, two-gene, herbicide…

Changes ahead for WSCIA, farmers

November 2013, Wheatlife by Scott Yates Jerry Robinson was just two years old when his father caught the entrepreneurial spirit, left his job as a…

Building Soil N during the Transition Period: Is More Green Manure Best?

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