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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…

“It Could Be Worse. It’s Not the 1980s” Podcast

Episode 117 of Wheat All About It! features Randy Fortenbery, Professor and Small Grains Endowed Chair as well as the holder of the Thomas B. Mick chair…

Spring Wheat Tools

Timely Topic about spring wheat tools, including the WSU Small Grains Variety Selection Tool and the WSU Dryland Wheat Nitrogen Fertilizer Calculator to assist in…

The Pros and Cons of Snow Cover on Winter Grain Crops

When it comes to snow (Figure 1.), most producers growing winter crops, i.e. wheat, canola and/or peas, welcome the protection that a layer of snow…

How to Get the Most Out of a Plant Problem Diagnostic Sample

While it may not look or feel like the growing season is around the corner, soon enough it will arrive. With the growing season comes…

2017 PLC and ARC Payments, and 2018 Forecast

Total payments to Washington producers under the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) government programs for 2017 crops (paid Fall 2018) were…
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