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Wheat & Small Grains November 2017

“Let’s Talk About AgWeatherNet” Podcast

A rainy sunset over the Palouse.
Episode 49 of Wheat All About It! features Washington State University's weather station system called AgWeatherNet. Join Scott Yates, director of Communications and Producer Relations for the Washington Grain Commission, in this episode titled, Let's Talk About AgWeatherNet. In this episode, he interviews head meteorologist, Nic Loyd, as they discuss the network's footprint in irrigated areas,… » More ...

Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic Grains & Pulses Roundup

This week’s timely topic focuses on the maladies on grains and pulses samples that have come into the WSU-Pullman Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic. Fifty-seven (57) samples came in between November 2016 and November 2017 with problems ranging from biotic pathogens and pests to soil, chemical, and environmental issues. Frequently what comes into the clinic for… » More ...

“The Challenge That Will Not Wait” Podcast

Diversity of Russian Thistle
Episode 46 of Wheat All About It! features an interview with Drew Lyon about the evolving challenge of herbicide-resistant weeds and how Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection explains the phenomenon. Lyon, who is the endowed chair in Small Grains Extension and Research, explains what’s behind herbicide resistance in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Join Scott… » More ...
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