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Wheat & Small Grains Emily Smudde

Lessons learned

October 2014 By Trista Crossley, Wheatlife According to Paul Porter, this year’s AgVentures NW/JR Miller strip trial in Ritzville was a true demonstration in farming. “We don’t always get it right,” he said. “A plugged drill stopped us from getting all the data that we wanted. We had already made the first pass before we figured it out.” Because of the planting problem three varieties—Otto, SY 107 and Roslyn—were unable to be harvested and were left out of the results. » More ...

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Wheat Academy Resources

Biology and Management of Wireworms in Cereals

David Crowder, WSU Entomologist, and Aaron Esser, WSU Extension Agronomist


Herbicide Injury and Symptomology

Ian Burke, WSU Weed Scientist


Managing Nematodes to Improve Production Efficiency

Richard Smiley, Professor, Oregon State University, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology


Soil/Herbicide Interactions:Understanding Herbicide Persistence in the inland PNW

Alan J. Raeder, WSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Graduate Research Assistant, PhD Candidate


Transgenic crops: The Methods, Pros and Cons of GMO and Biotechnology

Michael Neff, Professor & Director, WSU Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Program


Wheat Development and Growth

Ron Rickman, USDA-ARS Emeritus Faculty, and Tami Johlke, USDA-ARS Biological Research Technician


End-use Quality of PNW Wheat

Craig Morris, Director, USDA-ARS Western Wheat Quality Lab, and Doug Engle, USDA-ARS Physical Science Technician


Glyphosate and Wheat: Often Not a Good Mix

Bill Cobb, Cobb Consulting Services


Micronutrient Dynamics in Soils and Plants

Richard Koenig, Professor & Associate Dean and Director, WSU Extension

On-Farm Testing – Solving Problems with a Powerful Tool

Stephen Guy, WSU Extension Agronomist


Soil acidity – It’s not just soil pH

Jim Harsh, Professor & Chair, WSU Crop and Soil Sciences


Virus Diseases of Wheat in the PNW and their Control

Tim Murray, WSU Extension Plant Pathologist

Destination Costa Rica

October 2014 by Glen W. Squires, Wheatlife More than 40 percent of U.S. wheat found its export home in Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean last year. If that’s not a growth market, I don’t know what is. » More ...

Seven-spotted Lady Beetle

This lady beetle has been repeatedly introduced to North America from Europe as a biological control agent. It was established in the early 1970s in New Jersey and has been spread naturally throughout North America. Both the adults and the larvae are voracious predators of aphids. C. septempunctata may be a more effective predator than some native lady beetle species, displacing them in some areas. These predator are found in aphid infested crops, including potatoes, legumes, sweet corn, alfalfa, wheat, sorghum, etc. » More ...

Wireworms take bite out of winter wheat crop

August/September 2014 By Aaron Esser, David Crowder, and Ivan Milosavljevic Wireworms continue to be a persistent pest in cereal grain systems in the Pacific Northwest, but unlike previous years when most reports of severe damage were in spring wheat, damage to winter wheat took center stage this season. » More ...

Calling all counties

July 2014 By Trista Crossley, Wheatlife Anybody will tell you that effective communication is a two-way street, and one of the ways the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) communicates with its members is through the county associations. » More ...

Falling Numbers

July 2014, Wheatlife by Camille Steber, Arron H. Carter, and Michael O. Pumphrey Farmers who already balance a myriad of factors when choosing a particular wheat variety to plant now have a new concern to consider: a variety’s susceptibility to low falling numbers (FN). » More ...
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