Category: Timely Topics

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Remember Proper Sprayer Cleanout Can Prevent Crop Injury

Drew Lyon's timely topic about how proper sprayer cleanout can prevent crop injury.

Time to Check Canola for Cabbage Seedpod Weevil

If you have canola as part of your rotation and have not yet checked for the presence of Cabbage Seedpod Weevil (Ceutorhynchus obstrictus (Marsham)), then…

Resources to Manage Herbicide Resistance

Herbicide-resistant weeds are becoming increasingly common in the Pacific Northwest, threatening the economics and sustainability of farming systems. The new Herbicide Resistance Resources page has…

Is Spring Nitrogen Application for Winter Canola Necessary?

Winter canola requires 5-7 lbs N/acre for every 100 lbs/acre seed yield (this is called unit N requirement) depending on N use efficiency. The high…

WSU Variety Testing Program 2019 PNW Crop Tour Schedule

2019 Washington State University Variety Testing Program PNW Crop Tour Schedule.

Stripe Rust Remains at Very Low Levels

Dr. Xianming Chen, USDA-ARS Plant Pathologist, released his most recent Stripe Rust Update, April 18, 2019. The late winter snow cover and low temperatures combined…

EPA Releases Residual Time to 25% Bee Mortality (RT25) Data Reducing Pesticide Hazards for Bees

EPA Releases Residual Time to 25% Bee Mortality (RT25) Data Reducing Pesticide Hazards for Bees.

Cereal Grass Aphid (Metopolophium festucae cerealium) in the Pacific Northwest

A guest post by Sanford Eigenbrode, University of Idaho.  Several years ago, we detected and reported the presence of a new aphid in wheat, Metopolophium…

No Shortcuts on Green Bridge Management for Soilborne Diseases

The long, late winter is finally giving way to spring and with that comes field work and the reality of dealing with a compressed field…

A Word of Caution About Two New Weed Control Technologies

Effective, new herbicides are not as common as they once were. When we are lucky enough to have a new one come to the wheat…
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