Category: Timely Topics

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Residue Yield Calculator is Now Online

Crop residue is a valuable by-product in crop production. Leaving adequate amounts of residue on agriculture fields can effectively control soil erosion and improve soil…

Seeding Rate Converter is Now Online

Seeding rate is among the many factors that affect grain yield that can be controlled. The ability to control seeding rate allows farmers flexibility in…

New Publication Available on Mayweed Chamomile, a.k.a., Dog Fennell

Consider yourself very lucky if you have not had to deal with mayweed chamomile, a.k.a., dog fennel, in your wheat or pulse crops! Mayweed chamomile…

It’s Time to Scout for Blackleg in Winter Canola

If you haven’t already been walking your canola fields, now is the time, particularly after the very wet fall, warm temperatures right up to snow…

What A Difference A Year Makes

Nic Loyd; WSU AgWeatherNet Meteorologist; www.weather.wsu.edu If you have been wondering when warmer, late spring-like weather will finally arrive, you are probably not alone.  Temperatures…

Stripe Rust Update – April 2017

Dr. Xianming Chen, USDA-ARS Research Plant Pathologist in Pullman, and Dr. Mike Flowers, Oregon State University Extension Cereal Specialist, released disease updates (Dr. Chen’s update…

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)…
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