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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…

Washington Association of Wheat Growers Falling Number Update

Falling Number Blues Low falling numbers, which have struck distinct regions of Eastern Washington periodically have shown up once again in the 2016 crop. This…

Recent Weather Could Affect Wheat Quality

As wheat harvest gets started in Washington, recent rainfall and cool temperatures have some growers worried about Mother Nature's fickle ways with their crop.  Rainfall…

2016 WSU Variety Testing Results

Harvest results from the 2016 WSU Cereal Variety Testing Program are rolling in! As soon as results are available, they’ll be posted on our website.  Check back…

Organic Case Studies Publication

The latest bulletin published by the Small Grains Team is PNW683 – Organic Small Grain Production in the Pacific Northwest: A Collection of Case Studies.…
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