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“The Call of the Road, River, and Rail: Casavant Talks Transportation” Podcast

Episode 65 of Wheat All About It! features agricultural economist and a WSU veteran of 50 years, Ken Casavant. Join Scott Yates, director of communications…

Planning for Spring Planting: Wireworm Management in Cereal Crops

With spring planting just around the corner, producers should be considering their management approach towards wireworms and other insect pests. Wireworms, which have larvae that…

March Forecast: Potential Damage from Stripe Rust Increases

On March 8, Dr. Xianming Chen, ARS Plant Pathologist, released his most recent forecast (pdf) for stripe rust severity in the coming season. Given the…

The Contribution of Wheat Production to the Washington Economy

Table 1 The total value of Washington agricultural production in 2016 was $9.1 billion. Animals and animal products accounted for just under $2.6 billion and…

Is Your Seed Dead or Alive – A Seed Viability Test

Whether you are planting a winter or upcoming spring crop, re-seeding or enhancing a stand of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) or State Acres for Wildlife…

Preparing for Spring Scouting

Spring is hopefully around the corner and with spring comes the first opportunity to scout for a few diseases on winter wheat that only show…

New Extension Publication on Managing Mustards in Wheat is Now Available

Mustard species are commonly found infesting winter wheat fields in eastern Washington. A new PNW Extension publication, PNW703: Integrated Management of Mustard Species in Wheat…

Mild Winter Weather and Wheat Diseases – What to Expect?

Last year at this time, we were wondering whether winter was ever going to end. Remember the 60+ days of snow cover that began in…

“A Conversation with Arron Carter, WSU Winter Wheat Breeder” Podcast

Episode 58 of Wheat All About It! features Washington State University’s winter wheat breeder, Arron Carter. Join Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations…

2017 WSU Weed Control Report Now Available

Weeds are the bane of many farmers’ existence in eastern Washington. It seems we are in a constant battle to keep weeds under control. As…
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