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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…

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…

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.

Italian Ryegrass Management in Eastern Washington

Italian ryegrass (Lolium perenne L. spp. multiflorum (Lam.) Husnot), also known as ryegrass or annual ryegrass, is an introduced cool season, annual or biennial bunchgrass…

Proposed Changes for Use-Restricted Herbicides

The current use-restricted herbicide rules for Eastern Washington are very outdated and redundant. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) formed a workgroup to update…

What is Your Fertilizer Plan for 2019?

Winter wheat harvest is completed and seeding has started. How was your fertilizer program in 2018? What does your fertilizer plan look like for 2019?…
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