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Adjusting Wheat-Based Management Strategies for Oilseed Production

Oilseeds, such as canola, are recognized as rotational crops that can benefit the agro-ecological and social-ecological systems within the traditional wheat-based cropping region of the…

First Stripe Rust Update of the 2017 Season – January 2017

As many of you know, the 2016 crop season was very favorable for stripe rust due to the mild winter and early spring with temperature…

Jointed Goatgrass Biotype Resistant to Beyond Discovered in Eastern Washington

The first case of jointed goatgrass resistant to imazamox, the active ingredient in Beyond herbicide, has been confirmed in Eastern Washington. A team of Washington…

New Publication Addresses Acidic Soils and How They Interact with Root Diseases

As soil acidification continues to be a concern for growers in the Pacific Northwest, WSU researchers are working to provide information and recommendations for how…

FAQ: WSU Wheat and Barley Research and Royalties

Washington State University breeds cereals for diverse climates in Washington, with a focus on locally important resistance traits and high standards while training the next…

New Publication Compares Wheat and Canola Management

The Washington State Oilseed Cropping Systems (WOCS) Project team has added another fact sheet to their Oilseed Series with the recent publication of “Physiology Matters: Adjusting…

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…
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