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Proposed Changes for Use-Restricted Herbicides

The current use-restricted herbicide rules for Eastern Washington are very outdated and redundant. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) formed a workgroup to update…

Explanation of Changes WAC

WAC 16-230 Desiccants and Defoliants WAC 16-230-160  Desiccants and defoliants—Ground equipment—Nozzle and pressure requirements for the entire area under order. Nozzle orifice 0.52 and pressure…

What is Your Fertilizer Plan for 2019?

Winter wheat harvest is completed and seeding has started. How was your fertilizer program in 2018? What does your fertilizer plan look like for 2019?…

Sustainable Straw Harvesting with Bill Pan

Join us as Drew Lyon interviews Bill Pan about sustainable straw harvesting practices.

Effective Pre-emergence Management of Winter Annual Grasses

Practices: What is your planting depth? Planting depth should be 1-2" seeding depth under the firm-like soil When setting the drill: Press the soil down…

2018 Falling Numbers Data for Winter Wheat WSU Variety Testing Trials

The Hagberg-Perten falling number (FN) test measures starch digestion by the enzyme alpha-amylase. Lower FN indicates the presence of more alpha-amylase, which can lead to…

All About Aphids with David Crowder

Drew Lyon interviews Associate Professor of Entomology, David Crowder, all about aphids.

2018 Growing Season Clinic Sample Diagnosis

Planting for the 2019 small grains crop is set to begin. In anticipation of the next season here is an overview of what small grain…

Pre-harvest Sprouting and Falling Numbers in Wheat with Stephanie Sjoberg

Drew Lyon interviews Ph.D. student Stephanie Sjoberg about her studies in pre-harvest sprouting and low falling numbers in wheat.

Rattail Fescue Fact Sheet Has Been Updated

Rattail fescue is a cool-season, winter annual grass that has become widespread in Pacific Northwest wheat production systems as minimum-tillage and direct-seeding practices have become…
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