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PNW Winter Canola Tour Dates Set!

Mark your calendars to attend one (or more) of our canola tours in mid-May featuring our large-scale winter canola variety trials.

April Update: Stripe Rust Situation Unchanged from March

Stripe rust update for Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon timely topic.

Wheat and Barley Research Progress Reports Available for Review

The Washington Grain Commission held its 2018 Wheat and Barley Research Review on February 20 and 21 in Pullman. This is an annual event that…

WSU Variety Testing Program 2018 PNW Crop Tour Schedule

The 2018 crop tour season will soon be starting and provides opportunities to view field trials and interact with Washington State University personnel and others…

New Video on Integrated Weed Management

A new video titled, “Integrated Weed Management with Ian C. Burke” is now available on the Wheat and Small Grains website. Integrated weed management (IWM)…

Permit Still Needed to Exceed 25 PSI for Use Restricted Herbicides

Last summer, the Washington State Department of Agriculture proposed rule changes for Use Restricted Herbicides such as 2,4-D, 2,4-DB, 2,4-DP, MCPA, MCPP, MCPB, and dicamba.…

“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…
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