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Stripe Rust Update – July 2017

Rust Update, July 11, 2017 Xianming Chen Rusts in the Palouse Region We were checking fields of wheat and barley in the Palouse region (including…

“Plotting Wheat’s Way Forward” Podcast

WSU Small Grain’s Cereal Variety Testing Program field days are well underway. Recently, Ryan Higginbotham, Regional Extension Specialist for the Cereal Variety Testing program at…

New Video Looks at Spring Canola

WSU’s Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems (WOCS) project collaborated with the CAHNRS Communications video team to produce a new video, “Spring Canola Production in Eastern Washington.”…

A New Publication: Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

The newly published book, Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest, compiles advanced knowledge of dryland farming gained during the six-year Regional Approaches to…

“Where We Are with Wireworms” Podcast

Recently, Aaron Esser was interviewed by Scott Yates, director of communications at the Washington Grain Commission for an update on wireworms. In episode 26 of…

Proper Sprayer Cleanout Can Prevent Crop Injury

We have received a number of phone calls recently concerning crop damage in peas treated with herbicides containing the active ingredient clethodim. Clethodim is an…

Stripe Rust Update – June 2017

Stripe Rust Update June 16, 2017 Xianming Chen Wheat Stripe Rust In the Pacific Northwest, winter wheat in most areas has passed the flowering stage. …

New Bulletin Published on the Wheat Head Armyworm Complex

A newly published Extension Bulletin, PNW696, is titled “Integrated Pest Management for the Wheat Head Armyworm Complex in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2005, the wheat…

Don’t Worry About LMA and FN Yet

In 2016, Washington state wheat farmers experienced widespread problems with low Falling Numbers, for which we created our Grain Quality Resources page. The widespread low…

Residue Yield Calculator is Now Online

Crop residue is a valuable by-product in crop production. Leaving adequate amounts of residue on agriculture fields can effectively control soil erosion and improve soil…
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