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Evaluate Soil Test Results for Applications of Nutrients

The application of some micronutrients has been shown to increase winter and spring wheat production yields. A full analysis of soil samples will provide information…

New Herbicide Mechanism of Action Tool for Pulse Crop Growers Available

Herbicide-resistant weeds are a growing concern in the Pacific Northwest, the US, and globally. One of the key tactics in the fight against herbicide-resistant weeds is…

National Survey Shows Cover Crops Improve Wheat Yields

A 2017 USDA SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) national survey of farmers showed that cover crops boosted subsequent wheat yields by 1.9 bushels/acre (2.8%).…

USDA September 1 Stocks Estimate Suggests Flat Prices Through 2017: Quick Market Update

USDA released their September 1 grain stocks estimates on Friday, September 29, 2017.  For wheat, this represents the inventory being carried into the second quarter…

WSU Offers First Two-Day Workshop on “Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture”

In the past few years, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones have fascinated growers, crop service providers, and researchers alike with versatile imaging and non-imaging…

Pacific Northwest Canola Association Begins First Steps

Canola acreage in Washington, Montana, and the Pacific Northwest (PNW) has reached record levels this year, and interest from producers who have not ever grown…

Wheat Straw: To Harvest or Not to Harvest?

Straw residue is a valuable byproduct of wheat production. Left in the fields, wheat straw residue can protect soils from wind and water erosion, add…

2017 WSU Variety Testing Results

Winter wheat harvest results from the 2017 WSU Cereal Variety Testing Program are complete and posted on our website.  Spring wheat and barley results will…

Why It Is Important To Calibrate Your Seed Drills

Some producers across the state are in the middle of harvest while others have sent the last grain truck to the elevator and are getting…

Palmer Amaranth Contamination of Pollinator Seed Mixes

Some native seed mixes planted to foster habitats for honeybees and other pollinators have been found to be contaminated with Palmer amaranth – a weed…
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