Category: Timely Topics

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Slime Mold on Wheat

If you are seeing this in your wheat or straw stubble-don’t panic! These little yellow globs are slime molds. Slime molds are in the Myxomycota…

Web-Enabled AMS Sprayer Mix Calculator Now Available

Earlier this year we introduced a handy calculator that uses data from a standard water quality test to determine the amount of AMS to add to…

Winter Wheat Herbicide Efficacy Tables Helps Growers Narrow Herbicide Options

Weeds are the bane of many farm operations, and consequently, farmers spend more money on herbicides than any other production input other than fertilizer. However,…

Recent Rains Will Bring on Winter Annual Grass Weeds

Recent rains are likely to result in the germination and emergence of winter annual grass weeds such as downy brome, jointed goatgrass, and feral rye…

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Falling Numbers

Falling numbers have been a major issue throughout Eastern Washington this past harvest season. Several recent Timely Topics have directed readers to information on falling numbers.…

New Tool Helps Growers Identify Herbicide Mechanisms of Action

Herbicide resistant weeds are a growing concern in the Pacific Northwest, the US, and globally. One of the key tactics in the fight against herbicide…

Wheat’s Contribution to the Washington Economy

The Washington wheat cluster is composed of wheat producers, wheat transportation storage and handling, and wheat processing. Roughly 2.3 million acres of land are put…

Herbicide Resistance Has Been Around for 60 years

Glyphosate–resistant Russian-thistle was identified in Washington in 2015. Other weeds resistant to glyphosate have been identified in the state in recent years, including prickly lettuce,…

Jasper, WSU’s 100th Released Variety

In 2015, WSU released a new soft white winter wheat cultivar named Jasper, which was the 100th cultivar released from the University.  Unfortunately, in the…

New Publication Addresses Managing the Risk of Low Falling Numbers

Low Falling Numbers has been a big issue for eastern Washington wheat growers this season. Discounts for grain with falling numbers below 300 are causing serious…
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