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2017 PLC and ARC Payments, and 2018 Forecast

Total payments to Washington producers under the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) government programs for 2017 crops (paid Fall 2018) were…

Weeds Are Coming: Do You Know What Invades Your Field?

Weeds, not just a five-letter word! Weeds continue to be one of the top limiting factors in annual crop production worldwide. On WSU’s small grains…

Australia and Harvest Weed Seed Control

With the help of Dr. Michael Walsh, Director of Weed Research for the University of Sydney, I received a Nancy Roma Paech Visiting Professorship in…

2018 WSU Weed Control Report Now Available

The 2018 WSU Weed Control Report is now available on the Wheat and Small Grains website. Drew Lyon and Ian Burke, WSU weed scientists, manage numerous…

Register now for 2019 WSU Oilseed Workshops!

Registration is open for the annual WSU-WOCS Oilseed Workshops slated for January 23 in Wilbur and January 25 in Clarkston.  Our emphasis this year is…

Cover Cropping & Companion Cropping for the Inland Northwest: An Initial Feasibility Study Publication

Eastern Washington wheat growers may be interested a new WSU Extension technical bulletin titled, “Cover Cropping and Companion Cropping for the Inland Northwest: An Initial Feasibility…

“WSU’s Randy Fortenbery Paints a Troubling Economic Picture in Hopeful Colors” Podcast

Episode 102 of Wheat All About It! features agricultural economist Randy Fortenbery from the Crop and Soil Sciences Dryland Cropping Systems team. Join Scott Yates,…

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…

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.
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