Category: Timely Topics – Soil Management

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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…

A New Publication: Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

The newly published book, Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest, compiles advanced knowledge of dryland farming gained during the six-year Regional Approaches to…

Residue Yield Calculator is Now Online

Crop residue is a valuable by-product in crop production. Leaving adequate amounts of residue on agriculture fields can effectively control soil erosion and improve soil…
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