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Grasshopper Damage in Winter Canola

Timely topic by WSU Small Grains Regional Extension Specialist in integrated weed management and agriculture Dale Whaley about grasshopper damage to winter canola.

Italian Ryegrass Management in Eastern Washington

Italian ryegrass (Lolium perenne L. spp. multiflorum (Lam.) Husnot), also known as ryegrass or annual ryegrass, is an introduced cool season, annual or biennial bunchgrass…

Proposed Changes for Use-Restricted Herbicides

The current use-restricted herbicide rules for Eastern Washington are very outdated and redundant. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) formed a workgroup to update…

What is Your Fertilizer Plan for 2019?

Winter wheat harvest is completed and seeding has started. How was your fertilizer program in 2018? What does your fertilizer plan look like for 2019?…

Effective Pre-emergence Management of Winter Annual Grasses

Practices: What is your planting depth? Planting depth should be 1-2" seeding depth under the firm-like soil When setting the drill: Press the soil down…

2018 Falling Numbers Data for Winter Wheat WSU Variety Testing Trials

The Hagberg-Perten falling number (FN) test measures starch digestion by the enzyme alpha-amylase. Lower FN indicates the presence of more alpha-amylase, which can lead to…

2018 Growing Season Clinic Sample Diagnosis

Planting for the 2019 small grains crop is set to begin. In anticipation of the next season here is an overview of what small grain…

Rattail Fescue Fact Sheet Has Been Updated

Rattail fescue is a cool-season, winter annual grass that has become widespread in Pacific Northwest wheat production systems as minimum-tillage and direct-seeding practices have become…

“Fascinating Things: A Conversation with Craig Morris, Director of the Western Wheat Quality Lab” Podcast

Episode 88 of Wheat All About It! features USDA-ARS, Craig Morris, Director of the Western Wheat Quality Lab. Join Scott Yates, director of Communications and…

Problems with Low Falling Numbers in the 2018 Crop

The 2017 crop brought a much-appreciated relief from the low falling numbers problems of 2016. Unfortunately, some farmers are experiencing problems with low falling numbers…
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