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Wheat All About It Podcasts


Wheat All About It!!” is a compilation of material that appears in the WGC section of Wheat Life and is intended for busy farmers, landlords and industry cooperators who don’t always have the time to sit down and read the magazine. Download “Wheat All About It!!” and listen to it on your smartphone in your tractor, combine, car, or that easy chair in your living room.

Episode 26: Where We Are with Wireworms

Summary: Following the loss of the chemical Lindane in 2006, wireworms quickly became a destructive pest of Eastern Washington wheat farmers.  Fast forward to 2017 and the larval form of the click beetle now appears to be more manageable. What happened? Thanks to Washington Grain Commission funding, research to investigate wireworms was launched and much more is now known about their control. Join the conversation Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations at the Washington Grain Commission, enjoyed with Aaron Esser, WSU Extension regional agronomist for wheat production, as he explains the current status of wireworm research and control in Episode 26 of Wheat All About It! Go to, scroll to the bottom of the page, or search for Wheat All About It in iTunes and subscribe.

Episode 21: There’s Nothing Basic About It!

Summary: In “There’s Nothing Basic About It!”, Michael Neff, Washington State University professor of crop biotechnology, and Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations with the Washington Grain Commission, discuss the need to make basic research a priority. Neff shows how Crispr Cas 9, the gene editing technique he says is a game changer with the potential to revolutionize plant breeding, grew out of simple scientific curiosity.

Episode 13: Falling Numbers 102

Summary: “Falling Numbers 102” is Part 2 of the Ag Expo panel discussion. This one features Arron Carter, WSU winter wheat breeder, discussing the science behind low falling numbers.

Episode 12: Falling Numbers 101

Summary: “Falling Numbers 101” is a Part 1 of a recording of a panel discussion on falling numbers sponsored by the WGC during Spokane Ag Expo. It features Ty Jessup, WGC commissioner and a grain merchandiser, and Don Potts, regional manager of the Washington Grain Inspection program.

Episode 9: Wheat Academy

Summary: “Going to the Wheat Academy”, interviews participants and the organizer of the WSU event along with Camille Steber, ARS scientist, who taught the Wheat Academy class on falling numbers.

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