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New Extension Publication on Managing Mustards in Wheat is Now Available

Mustard species are commonly found infesting winter wheat fields in eastern Washington. A new PNW Extension publication, PNW703: Integrated Management of Mustard Species in Wheat Production Systems, discusses how to identify and control three of the most common mustard species infesting wheat in the region: blue mustard, flixweed, and tumble mustard. Mustards can cause severe… » More ...

Mild Winter Weather and Wheat Diseases – What to Expect?

Last year at this time, we were wondering whether winter was ever going to end. Remember the 60+ days of snow cover that began in early December 2016 and lasted into February 2017 and beyond?  In stark contrast, the winter of 2017-18 is turning out to be a no-show. It’s 50°F outside in Pullman today… » More ...

“A Conversation with Arron Carter, WSU Winter Wheat Breeder” Podcast

Episode 58 of Wheat All About It! features Washington State University’s winter wheat breeder, Arron Carter. Join Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, in “A Conversation with Arron Carter, WSU Winter Wheat Breeder” a two-part series with Arron. In this episode, Scott and Arron discuss the importance of… » More ...

WSDA Online Resources for Organic Farming

Wheat field at sunset.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture Organic Program has published several new resources to assist anyone considering organic farming or who has questions about the Organic Certification Process. Newly featured is an Organic Certification Video Series that includes overviews of the steps to certification, recordkeeping requirements, and preventative practices for crop producers. The videos were filmed… » More ...
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