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Wheat & Small Grains Blythe Howell

2018 WSU-WOCS Oilseed Workshops – Register Now!

It’s that time of year – the 2018 WSU-Washington Oilseed Cropping System Oilseed workshops are just around the corner!  These are the only workshops in the PNW focused entirely on oilseed production and marketing, and offer a full day of education and networking for only $20. The dates and locations are: January 22: Hartline January… » More ...

Effect of Canola Size on Winter Survival

Canola field
Several canola producers across the state are wondering if their canola is either “too big” or “too small” going into the winter months. We often hear that winter canola needs to be roughly "the size of a dinner plate" to survive the upcoming winter months, but is this the correct size? Canola overwinters in the… » More ...

Wheat Beat to a Different Drum with Karen Sowers & Ian Clark

Field of canola.
Drew Lyon interviews Karen Sowers, Extension and Outreach Specialist with the Washington Oilseed Crop Existence Project at WSU, and Ian Clark, recent WSU graduate student with an MS degree in the development of perennial wheat, in this episode of the WSU Wheat Beat podcast. In this interview, we explore the benefits of canola in the crop rotation. » More ...

Wheat Exports Key to Future Price Activity

The wheat marketing year is now half over. While prices continue to be disappointing, wheat exports continue to do well, particularly white wheat and hard red winter wheat. USDA has projected that total U.S. wheat exports will be one billion bushels this marketing year (the marketing year is June 1 through the following May 31).… » More ...

“Let’s Talk About AgWeatherNet” Podcast

A rainy sunset over the Palouse.
Episode 49 of Wheat All About It! features Washington State University's weather station system called AgWeatherNet. Join Scott Yates, director of Communications and Producer Relations for the Washington Grain Commission, in this episode titled, Let's Talk About AgWeatherNet. In this episode, he interviews head meteorologist, Nic Loyd, as they discuss the network's footprint in irrigated areas,… » More ...

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 ...
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