Author: Blythe Howell

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Pacific Northwest Canola Association Begins First Steps

Canola acreage in Washington, Montana, and the Pacific Northwest (PNW) has reached record levels this year, and interest from producers who have not ever grown…

Wheat Straw: To Harvest or Not to Harvest?

Straw residue is a valuable byproduct of wheat production. Left in the fields, wheat straw residue can protect soils from wind and water erosion, add…

2017 WSU Variety Testing Results

Winter wheat harvest results from the 2017 WSU Cereal Variety Testing Program are complete and posted on our website.  Spring wheat and barley results will…

Why It Is Important To Calibrate Your Seed Drills

Some producers across the state are in the middle of harvest while others have sent the last grain truck to the elevator and are getting…

Palmer Amaranth Contamination of Pollinator Seed Mixes

Some native seed mixes planted to foster habitats for honeybees and other pollinators have been found to be contaminated with Palmer amaranth – a weed…

Western Wheat Workers Falling Number Update

Fortunately in 2017, nature dealt the region some kindness and the widespread low falling numbers (FNs) of 2016 were a rare event. Economic losses to…

“The Skin of the Earth” Podcast

While today’s podcast doesn’t have speakers that are WSU, the research farm is! In this episode of Wheat All About It! Director of communications at…

Training Tools Related to Integrated Pest Management and Fumigation

In early 2017, researchers and industry partners at Kansas State University held a three-day training focused on integrated pest management (IPM) and fumigation safety training…

2016-17 Washington Grain Commission Wheat & Barley Research Reports Now Available for Review

The Washington Grain Commission held its 2017 Wheat and Barley Research Review on February 13 and 14. This is an annual event that gives growers…

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…
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