Author: Blythe Howell

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Jasper, WSU’s 100th Released Variety

In 2015, WSU released a new soft white winter wheat cultivar named Jasper, which was the 100th cultivar released from the University.  Unfortunately, in the…

New Publication Addresses Managing the Risk of Low Falling Numbers

Low Falling Numbers has been a big issue for eastern Washington wheat growers this season. Discounts for grain with falling numbers below 300 are causing serious…

Resources for Understanding Low Falling Numbers

2016 Washington Wheat Industry Resources for Understanding the Low Falling Number Issue The following resources were assembled to help growers and wheat industry members understand…

Washington Association of Wheat Growers Falling Number Update

Falling Number Blues Low falling numbers, which have struck distinct regions of Eastern Washington periodically have shown up once again in the 2016 crop. This…

2016 WSU Variety Testing Results

Harvest results from the 2016 WSU Cereal Variety Testing Program are rolling in! As soon as results are available, they’ll be posted on our website.  Check back…

Mormon Crickets are on the March in Douglas County!

Despite their name and characteristic male chirping, Mormon crickets are not true crickets, but rather shield-backed katydids. These pests got their name by endangering the…

Organic Case Studies Publication

The latest bulletin published by the Small Grains Team is PNW683 – Organic Small Grain Production in the Pacific Northwest: A Collection of Case Studies.…

Soil Acidification Video Series

Awareness of soil acidification has been growing in the inland Pacific Northwest (iPNW). Farmers, Researchers, and Industry Professionals have been finding that this emerging regional…

Results of the 2014 Survey of Northwestern Organic Producers

Organic small grains farmers have lamented the lack of information available on organic management of weeds and soil fertility. “My experience, once we went organic…

How to Calculate Growing Degree Days

You can calculate Fahrenheit Growing Degree Days (F-GDD) from weather data on the internet. Visit uspest.org/wea/. If a page will not load, try refreshing it.  Click…
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