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Harvest Aid Treatments Likely Needed in 2021 Pulse Crops

First COVID-19 and now DROUGHT-21. We just can’t seem to catch a break. As I drive around the region, I see a lot of green…

What To Do If Your Crops Are Impacted by Fire

The 2021 fire season is upon us. The Batterman Rd fire in Douglas County, is one of four fires currently burning in Washington State as…

Dealing with Crop Insurance in 2021

With wheat harvest starting, the crop year 2021 has been one of, if not the most challenging years we’ve experienced here in eastern Washington and…

Grapes and Herbicide Drift

Dr. Michelle Moyer, Extension Viticulturalist located at Prosser, WA recently contacted me and told me that she was getting an uptick in calls from grape…

The Difference a Year Can Make

I do not need to tell anyone in the farming community that it has been a very dry spring, but I wanted to put some…

WSU Cereal Variety Selection Tool Going Mobile

For growers still considering their winter wheat variety options for fall 2021, there is a new mobile app they may want to check out. The…

WSU Variety Testing Program 2021 PNW Crop Tour Schedule

The 2020 crop tour season will soon be starting and provides opportunities to view field trials and interact with Washington State University personnel and others…

Insecticide MOA & Comparison Web Tool Now Available

Insect pests such as Hessian fly, Wireworms, Cereal Leaf Beetle, Aphids (especially the new Wheat Grass Aphid), Pea Weevils (pdf), and Cabbage Seedpod Weevils have…

Flea Beetles Scouting and Management Decisions in Spring Canola

Young spring canola plants may fall prey to a variety of biotic and abiotic threats. Many biotic threats such as insects may be controlled by…

Dual-Purpose Canola: An Opportunity for Extending Forage in a Dry Year

Unfortunately, 2021 is shaping up to be an unusually dry year with large portions of the Western U.S. experiencing drought. With approximately 37% of the…
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