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Wheat & Small Grains Blythe Howell

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

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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 ...

The WSU Wheat Beat Podcast

Introducing the WSU Wheat Beat podcast, a new podcast brought to you by the WSU Extension Dryland Cropping Systems Team. Each week your host, Drew Lyon, will sit down with a WSU or USDA-ARS researcher to discuss the latest research related to small grains production systems in eastern Washington. Episode 1 will feature a discussion… » More ...

“The Vagaries of Varieties” Podcast

Episode 43 of Wheat All About It! is an interview with Ryan Higginbotham about the Variety Testing Program. Ryan Higginbotham, director of Washington State University’s Variety  Selection & Testing Program, looks back over the 2016/2017 wheat growing season from the perspective of someone who farms throughout Eastern Washington’s diverse precipitation zones in the first of… » More ...

Evaluate Soil Test Results for Applications of Nutrients

The application of some micronutrients has been shown to increase winter and spring wheat production yields. A full analysis of soil samples will provide information as to which essential nutrients are deficient and providing limited availability to the young plants as they develop. Recent research results have shown the potential to increase winter wheat yields… » More ...
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