Author: Blythe Howell

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First Forecast of Stripe Rust for 2017 and 2016 Fungicide and Variety Yield Loss Tests

January 3, 2017 Xianming Chen A. First forecast for the eastern PNW in 2017 The current forecast is that highly susceptible winter wheat varieties would…

Stripe Rust Forecast and Update- March 9, 2017

Stripe Rust Forecast and Update- March 9, 2017 Xianming Chen Stripe rust will  be likely severe in eastern Pacific Northwest Based on the forecast models…

Eastern Oregon Disease Update March 2017

Michael D. Flowers, Dept. of Crop and Soil Science Oregon State University, 107 Crop Science Building, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3002 T 541-737-9940 | F 541-737-1589 |…

Standing Crop Residue Can Reduce Snow Drifting and Increase Soil Moisture

Soil water recharge and storage is important in the inland Pacific Northwest because approximately 70% of the region’s precipitation occurs between October and March. Of…

Metalaxyl-resistant Pythium

Metalaxyl is the active ingredient in fungicides such as Ridomil, Apron, Subdue, and others used to prevent root rots and seedling diseases caused by the…

Variable Rate Nitrogen Application – A Grower’s Perspective

The unique, hilly topography of the inland Pacific Northwest causes great within-field variability in soil and water conditions. As a result, crop yield potential and…

Concern Over Snow Mold of Wheat in Eastern Washington

The winter of 2016-17 has been unusually long compared to the past few years, and the prolonged snow cover has raised concerns over potential for…

A Win-Win: Building Soil Health While Gaining Yield & Profit

Soil health and soil quality are two synonymous terms that are defined interchangeably by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as follows: “Soil health, also…

The 2016 WSU Weed Control Report Has Arrived!

The 2016 WSU Weed Control Report is now available on the Wheat and Small Grains website. The annual report summarizes the results from field studies…

Adjusting Wheat-Based Management Strategies for Oilseed Production

Oilseeds, such as canola, are recognized as rotational crops that can benefit the agro-ecological and social-ecological systems within the traditional wheat-based cropping region of the…
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