Category: Timely Topics

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Proposed Rule Changes for Restricted Use Herbicides

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is considering rule changes affecting the use of restricted use herbicides. The possible rule changes were agreed upon by…

Raising the Quality Bar

Each spring the Idaho, Oregon and Washington grain commissions publish the Preferred Wheat Varieties brochure.  The document ranks current commercial wheat varieties based on their…

Podcast Dissects Falling Number Phenomenon

Learn more about the discount that cost Eastern Washington wheat farmers at least $30 million and perhaps as much as $140 million in 2016. Episodes…

Benefit to Washington Wheat Producers Associated with Increased Farmer Program Flexibility

Wheat farmers signing up for U.S. farm program benefits in early 2015 were asked to select between a revenue-based program (Agricultural Risk Coverage – ARC)…

Pink Snow Mold Destruction Discovered in Area Wheat Fields

Furrows of bleached-looking leaves of winter wheat damaged by pink snow mold in a Prescott, Wash., field. By Linda Weiford, WSU News Damage caused by…

White Paper: Strategies to Reduce Economic Losses Due to Low Falling Number in Wheat

The White Paper was developed after the recent Falling Numbers Summit in Spokane, WA on Feb 16, 2017. That event was unique because it brought together…

Stripe Rust Update – March 2017

Dr. Chen, USDA-ARS Research Plant Pathologist in Pullman, and the Oregon State University Variety Testing and Plant Pathology Team (Mike Flowers, Larry Lutcher, Christina Hagerty…

Standing Crop Residue Can Reduce Snow Drifting and Increase Soil Moisture

Soil water recharge and storage is important in the inland Pacific Northwest because approximately 70% of the region’s precipitation occurs between October and March. Of…

Metalaxyl-resistant Pythium

Metalaxyl is the active ingredient in fungicides such as Ridomil, Apron, Subdue, and others used to prevent root rots and seedling diseases caused by the…

Variable Rate Nitrogen Application – A Grower’s Perspective

The unique, hilly topography of the inland Pacific Northwest causes great within-field variability in soil and water conditions. As a result, crop yield potential and…
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