Category: Timely Topics – Soil Management

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Low Soil pH: To Lime or Not to Lime

In the PNW, the average pH in the top 12 inches of soil declined from near neutral to lower than 5.7 by 1984 after years…

Soil Organic Matter: Small Component in Soils, Big Impact to Soil Health

The WSU Farmers Network is hosting a workshop event on January 22, 2019, at 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at Banyans on the Ridge. The…

Soil Health Workshop Coming Soon!

As a complicated bioecological system, soil is a living system with an abundance of diverse bacteria, fungi, and other microbes. Healthy soils provide a healthy…

Soil Acidity on the Palouse Workshop – Digging Deeper

View details and registration for the workshop. View the Soil pH Workshop presentation details (pdf) in PDF format. WSU Farmers Network and Wheat & Small…

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…

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…

National Survey Shows Cover Crops Improve Wheat Yields

A 2017 USDA SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) national survey of farmers showed that cover crops boosted subsequent wheat yields by 1.9 bushels/acre (2.8%).…

WSU Offers First Two-Day Workshop on “Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture”

In the past few years, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones have fascinated growers, crop service providers, and researchers alike with versatile imaging and non-imaging…

Wheat Straw: To Harvest or Not to Harvest?

Straw residue is a valuable byproduct of wheat production. Left in the fields, wheat straw residue can protect soils from wind and water erosion, add…

“The Skin of the Earth” Podcast

While today’s podcast doesn’t have speakers that are WSU, the research farm is! In this episode of Wheat All About It! Director of communications at…
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