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Headline: 2020 Spring Wheat and Barley Variety Testing Results

While 2020 may not go down as a stellar year for many reasons, one bright spot for growers in Washington was a bumper year for…

Opportunities to Participate On-Farm Experiment

“On-Farm Trials help producers improve the health of their operations while at the same time helping NRCS build data to show the benefit of innovative…

New Pesticide for Managing Wireworm Populations

Wireworms, the larval stage of click beetles, are nothing new for PNW grain producers, there is, however, a new insecticide that should be available this…

2020 Weed Control Report Now Available

The 2020 WSU Weed Control Report is now available on the Wheat and Small Grains website. Drew Lyon and Ian Burke, WSU weed scientists, manage numerous field…

Soil Health: Measuring and Managing

Soil health is the ability of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem. Many questions arise regarding the impact of management decisions on soil…

New Extension Publication on BMPs for Managing Herbicide Resistance

Herbicide resistance has been a focus of WSU Weed Science for several years. The overreliance on herbicides for weed control has brought us to a…

Soil Fertility and The Cropping System

Soil fertility practices can enhance or limit crop growth and affect plant health, crop yield, and quality. Best practices for fertilizer applications are summarized by…

Looking Ahead – Wheat Diseases 2020-21

With our recent unseasonably low temperatures and the early appearance of winter-like weather, I’ve been asked what impact this might have on wheat diseases. The…

“Malt to the Future!” Podcast

Episode 205 of Wheat All About It! features Dr. Bob Brueggeman, R.A. Nilan Endowed Chair in Barley Research and Extention at Washington State University. Join…

Herbicide Resistance: Looking Back and Forward

As I watch the snow falling outside my basement window – COVID-19 has driven me from my university office to my basement – I find…
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