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Fall Applications of Nitrogen to Winter Canola

With winter canola heading into dormancy, it’s time to finalize your fertility plans for winter canola. Most research from the University of Idaho, Oregon State…

Cereal Pest Photos Needed!

The University of Idaho needs our help! Researchers with the Department of Entomology are working on USDA-funded project titled “Harnessing artificial intelligence for implementing integrated…

Farmers and Suicide Prevention

Have you ever had a bad day on the farm? The tractor wouldn’t start or the pickup truck had a flat tire? The answer is…

Understanding the Price Side of Revenue Crop Insurance

Some questions have been raised concerning the determination of the price used in calculating revenue crop insurance payments for Washington wheat producers.  Selecting an insurance…

How Deep is Too Deep to Plant Winter Canola?

Winter canola establishment has always been a challenge in Washington. Canola prefers to be seeded shallow (0.5-1.5”) and in good moisture. The dry summers of…

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…
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